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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"Oh, I could never try something like this," you might think after sampling this list of offbeat ways to give employees a grin. Or could you?

The Dalai Lama offers surprising advice for leaders who worry about becoming too self-centered. His Holiness actually doesn’t see self-regard as entirely bad. “We need to be somewhat self-­centered in order to succeed in life,” he says.

John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design until 2013 and now a partner with Kleiner Perkins, offers tips on keeping your edge.
Most employees will motivate them­­selves—if you let them. All you need to do is treat them fairly, unclog lines of communication and keep your promises. Try these simple steps.

What’s the single most important skill that a leader needs to run a big organization? Empathy. At least that’s what Jeremy Darroch thinks. He’s the CEO of Sky, a London-based satellite broadcasting and media company.

When looking for the next generation of leaders in your workplace, ask yourself these questions.

It’s tempting to frame lots of things as the silver bullet. But with enough thought and study, you can identify a concept called “controlling insight” as that one thing.

Tenured, experienced and high-­performing teammates can decide they are simply “too good” to complete certain duties. To encourage a prima donna to chip in, follow this strategy.

As a senior executive at Pepsi in 1992, Craig Weatherup realized his company’s core product—cola—was losing its luster. Years of lagging sales indicated that consumers’ interest had peaked and they weren’t going to buy more cola regardless of Pepsi’s marketing efforts ...
If you're a professional used to attending big conferences and conventions, we bet you recognize the dilemma depicted in this cartoon.
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