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Never happy with convention, Steve Jobs created Apple University to mold MBAs in his company’s image. His first hire was Joel Podolny, dean of the Yale School of Management. Podolny then hired Harvard University’s Richard Tedlow, a leading business historian. Now Apple has hired Morten Hansen, co-author of Great by Choice.
The business world is always shifting and evolving, but you don’t have to throw out your tried-and-tested strategies to benefit from new techniques.  In fact, new tricks can complement your existing style. Here are four modern management techniques to try.

 

Everyone knew that the company was in trouble. The signs were all there. But company president John Green played his cards close to his vest and refused to talk with employees about the company’s financial challenges. He was afraid that by divulging bad news, he would cause a mass exodus. As a result of the lack of communication, the rumor mill ran rampant.

In his 15 years as CEO of ICICI Bank, K.V. Kamath says he spent 30% of his time mentoring employees. The 65-year-old native of India views mentoring as a natural part of communicating with high-potential subordinates.

Most people don’t view paranoia as a plus. But Rashesh Shah sees its benefits. As chairman and chief executive of Edelweiss, a financial services firm in India, Shah favors “productive paranoia.”

If you’re advising a new manager to succeed, start by establishing guiding principles. Groom your managers to evolve into dynamic leaders by helping them develop these four skills and attitudes.

In today’s trying economic times, falling short of your budget is nothing new for many managers. But how you react to it affects your success moving forward.
Being promoted to a new role or project is an exciting time in your career, particu­larly if the additional responsibility repre­sents a significant step forward. Nevertheless, increased power often means overwhelming pressure to perform. Here are four ways to deal with the feeling that you’re in over your head.

 

“If you look in the mirror and don’t see plenty of flaws, you’re delusional,” says tech consultant Steve Tobak. “And companies are entirely made up of imperfect people, just like you.” Still, he says, some leaders “more or less” know what they’re doing.

When you start your first job as a manager, don’t rush in and begin changing everything. Instead, get in learning mode, writes Dorothy Tannahill-Moran.
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