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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Great decision-makers aren’t just bold and smart. They also tend to analyze large amounts of data in order to draw conclusions that others might miss. Take Nate Silver, 37, a statistician with an impressive track record for making correct predictions in sports and politics.

If you run a company with 431,000 employees in 170 countries, you need to simplify your message. Virginia Rometty, IBM’s ninth CEO in its 104-year history, knows how to communicate in bite-size nuggets to drive home her point.
Ensure that you are offering the following types of feedback to your employees on a regular basis.
Andrew Field, president and CEO of PrintingForLess.com, has articulated the principles that guide his leadership.
The last thing you can afford to do is disconnect from your team. Here are three ways to inadvertently make that happen.
Faced with a huge decision at work? Ask yourself these five questions be­­fore deciding which direction to take.
In early 2006, Avinash Kaushik worked in data analytics at Intuit. After giving a talk at an industry conference, some influential attendees suggested he start blogging. Kaushik liked the idea, but prepared carefully before diving in. How did he so quickly become a thought leader read around the world?
Sally Ride was among the first six female astronauts chosen for the NASA spaceflight program. Trained as a physicist, she served as a mission specialist during two Challenger missions starting in 1983, becoming the first woman to operate the shuttle’s robotic arm. She also became the only person to serve on both commissions investigating the Challenger and Columbia disasters.
When Guillermo del Toro wanted to direct his first major motion picture, he knew which actor he wanted as his star. But it took some convincing to get his way.
Recently, scandal rocked the world of Brian Williams, a high-profile news anchor. He was caught in a lie and botched an apology. Is this a big deal? It depends on who you ask.
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