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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A much-loved Harvard Business School professor, Hrand Saxenian (1924-2014) influenced thousands of students over the years—including management guru Stephen Covey.
Here are some techniques you can use to encourage job candidates to open up and give you the information you need to make a better hiring decision.
To his credit, Joel Gascoigne doesn’t run away from his mistakes. Instead, he admits them openly for all to see.
For years now, Belinda Johnson has been in charge of Airbnb’s legal efforts, a tough job because the alternative hotel company is on the cutting edge of regulatory compliance. Now her job has become even bigger.
Part of Walt Disney’s genius was recognizing talented people and giving them the freedom to innovate. The more passion they brought to the job, the more Disney admired them.
It’s in a business’ best interest that employees believe they’re #1, right? Maybe not.
Here are some classic compliance situations that every manager should know how to handle.
Strategic planning involves analyzing trends, foretelling events and predicting the repercussions of such events. But you can get caught in a crisis if you put too much stock in predictions that prove faulty.
When you begin thinking about how to identify the right person for the job, you may come up with a list of specific skills that your assistant will need. But it’s help- ful to review several general factors first.
In December 2014, Rick Holley made a decision that startled many observers: He gave back what amounted to about $2 million of his compensation.
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