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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Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone and tech leader of his time, set sail for Scotland after attending the first shareholders meeting of the Bell ­Telephone Co., still unincorporated and without capitalization as it cranked out 25 new phones per day ...
Take the pain out of change by effectively leading your team through a transition. Follow these rules.

In 2008, Methodist Hospitals was struggling. Based in Gary, Ind., Methodist had weathered five years of instability after a series of CEOs. Ian McFadden became the latest CEO in September 2008. An experienced turn­­­­­around expert, he knew how to proceed.

Do you sometimes wonder if you are being too hard on your employees? Or do you ever ask yourself if you should be expecting more from them? Here are four things that you can and should expect from your employees.
Eric Tveter doesn’t crave the spotlight. But the CEO of UPC Cablecom, a Swiss cable company, knows that public speaking and media appearances come with the job. “I am not a natural orator, and am more introverted than extroverted,” he says. But his low-key, conversational delivery actually makes him more authentic and likable.
Before an employee’s performance slips or he or she quits altogether, take these steps to correct the situation.

Prepare for a tough conversation as carefully as you would prepare for an important meeting with a client. Here are three effective steps to take when laying down the law.

One of the healthiest signs of a strong organizational culture involves employees’ attitudes. Do they confront challenges with gusto? Or do they seem defeated from the start? When employees exhibit these four attitudes, it’s usually a good sign of a “yes we can” culture.
Here’s how to keep business running as usual and make the transition as stress-free as possible.
Take your next step using David Allen’s two-minute rule ... Reconsider voice mail ... Exercise gratitude.