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 pioneer in molecular biology, Alexander Rich helped confirm the existence of DNA’s double helix, which opened doors to hybridization and biotechnology.
What do you do if you run a small company and you’re looking to grab market share from a dominant rival? Try staging a PR stunt.
At age 25, Peter Boni returned home after serving in Vietnam with the goal of becoming vice president of a Fortune 500 company within 10 years. How did this CEO do it in just eight?
One tool Lakshmi Narayanan has used to build teamwork is an affair called “annual day,” in which top performers come onstage and receive a trophy, often presented by a customer.
Max Levchin runs HVF, a company he founded in 2012 to invest in promising technology startups. Levchin, 39, previously co-founded the company that became PayPal. He has a net worth of $300 million. Thanks to an em­­ployee survey, Levchin learned that his workforce viewed him as in­­accessible. They wanted more opportunities to chat with him during the day ...
Over the past few years, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has revolutionized the concept of management. But it’s an open question whether his most recent moves are for better or worse.

For professional growth, Twitter is a game-changer. Creating an effective profile is one of the best things you’ll do. Here are 10 tips.

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.