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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“Always remember what’s important,” exhorts a school administrator who offers these three tips.
Best known for warning of a growing “military-industrial complex,” President Dwight Eisenhower also played a central role in stopping the anti-Communist witch hunt called McCarthyism.
If you think a worker could benefit from psychological help and fear that he may pose a danger to himself or others, you can require an evaluation.
Deep learning occurs when you enable employees to forge neural connections so their skills and in­­sights are easier to tap. Here’s how to make that happen.

Bruce Lee died in 1973 at age 32. In his short life, he thrived as an action film star, martial artist, screenwriter, movie director and ­philosopher. To operate at peak efficiency, Lee liked to “hack away at the unessential.”

Here are a few common ways your efforts to be a supportive manager may actually hinder your team’s potential.
Conrad Hilton converted a fleabag into a hotel empire. Hiltons were the first hotels to put ­air-conditioning, TVs, ironing boards and sewing kits in their rooms. Modern hotel-reservation systems evolved from Hil­­ton’s 1948 prototype. "Successful men keep moving," he said. "They don’t stop to think about the next move."
David Brain, 58, is president and chief executive of EPR Properties, and a leader more interested in the truth than being right. "I don’t think anybody expects a leader to have a monopoly on wisdom, truth and insight," he says. "It’s just not possible."
Still slightly puzzled about how to turn LinkedIn to your advantage? Follow these tips and you’ll lead the pack.
National Public Radio has named media industry veteran Jarl Mohn as its new leader. The job had become something of a revolving door since 2009.
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