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 public-relations whiz, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery does not view competing breweries as enemies. He rightly concluded that any positive publicity for rival brands would benefit his business.
It’s time for a new discussion on women in leadership, says Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, who heads a gender consulting firm.
After more than two years of testing a Doritos-flavored taco shell, Taco Bell still had not signed a contract to partner with the company that made Doritos. So as the date neared for a major launch, CEO Greg Creed invited Frito-Lay’s CEO to a meeting where they forged a handshake deal. Creed’s eagerness to forge ahead without an official contract paid off.
After you've mastered making a good impression, don't forget how to build rapport and alliances with co-workers.

After an embarrassing dressing-down by a powerful boss, some employees are shaken to the core. Scarred by the experience, they never recover. Irwin Simon bounced back—and then some.

Joe Scarlett, the former CEO of Tractor Supply Co., calls runaway egos one of the biggest obstacles that successful leaders face.
Many company owners and CEOs are unaware (or unwilling) to look at the numbers in front of them and too quick to listen to surrounding “yes men.” Are you?

Today, many people see Bill Gates as a globetrotting humanitarian. But in the 1980s, he was a headstrong entrepreneur. An incident involving company co-founder Paul Allen, a race to catch a flight, and an ill-advised attempt to spontaneously learn jetway mechanics demonstrates what made him so effective.

At Pixar, the movie studio behind blockbusters such as “Toy Story” and “Cars”, Ed Catmull cultivated a culture in which filmmakers could share ideas and opinions in a free-flowing, nonthreatening manner. He devised the Braintrust, a regular series of management meetings where the primary purpose is straight talk.
When leadership guru Jim Collins took West Point’s leadership chair in 2011, he wanted to know how cadets succeed under pressure. They don’t—at first. They keep getting decked and getting back up...
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