Leaders & Managers

From the nitty gritty of daily management to addressing your aspirations of leadership, this section for leaders & managers tells you how to make strong leadership decisions, build effective teams, delegate and stay above the everyday management muddle.

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Renée Robertson, founder and CEO of Trilogy Development, explains the subtle difference.

In 1991, Duncan McFie moved to King Island to launch a career as a teacher. The remote island, part of Tasmania, has clear air, sparkling water and little pollution. McFie, 47, soon learned that King Island rainwater is among the purest in the world because trade winds carry its rain clouds 7,000 miles from South America without passing over any land ...

An employee walks out the door forever and points to you as the reason he just couldn’t take any more. What can you do to get past that awkward time when you’ve been branded as a villain?
“The minute that you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted that you’re not going to succeed,” says Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, a health technology company.
If you define efficiency as doing things right and effectiveness as doing the right things, then efficiency alone won’t suffice. What good is it to complete a task with supreme efficiency if it’s the wrong task?
Improving communication and in­­creasing transparency within your organization doesn’t need to be an elaborate, time-intensive process. In fact, Voices.com, a voice-over talent company, has found just the opposite is true.
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?
Robert Mnookin, chairman of the Harvard Program on Negotiation, believes that taking a hard line against a reviled opponent might have its time and place—but usually, even the devil should be heard.
Many smart people agree that great habits lead to success, including author Gretchen Rubin. The catch: There’s no one-size-fits-all way to get there.

Corporate financier Rose Marcario worked in various shops, from private equity to tech. She was successful by any measure. But Marcario began to question the meaning of success, leading her to the outfitter Patagonia.

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