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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When Jay Gould joined American Standard in 2012 as CEO, he faced a liquidity crisis. Draining cash, the once-venerable plumbing company was on the brink of collapse. To boost morale, Gould gave the company’s 5,500 employees a larger purpose.
Tele­­commuting can offer employers some potential advantages, but successful management of off-site employees takes some special consideration.

In most manufacturing plants, a supervisor oversees the work of a few dozen people. But at General Electric’s jet engine facility in Durham, N.C., more than 300 employees report to the plant manager. These 300+ people thrive in self-directed work teams.

To raise money for GLIDE, a social service institution working to alleviate human suffering and poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area, famed investor Warren Buffett is offering the chance to sit down with him for a midday meal.
Frank Lloyd Wright did not endear himself to his team. In the half-century since his death, many experts have reflected on his inability to lead. The lesson? As you gain authority, work harder than ever to support others’ success.
Every company has a handful of frustrating clients who push your limits. What can you do?
Do a little self-branding ... Be aware of your intimidation factor ... Know these two things about public speaking.
Recently sacked New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson might be looking ahead to new professional opportunities, but a sign of her tenure at the helm of the “Grey Lady” will always be behind her.
Big thinkers have developed a boatload of ideas to help established companies become entrepreneurial. Despite the help, it’s rare to find an established firm that creates radical new markets. What’s required for exploration and colonization often conflicts with what’s needed for consolidation.
According to Chief Executive magazine's “Best & Worst States for Business” survey, California is not the place to run one, due to its high taxes and general lack of incentives. #1 on the list? Texas.
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