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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In 2013, the leaders of Pictometry Inter­­national decided to get more bang for their buck to boost morale among their 250 employees. So they focused on food.
Within a week of Kevin Johnson becoming CEO of Juniper Networks in 2008, he met with all his direct reports in a group. He told them he wanted to listen and learn, so he asked four questions.
Companies must pay attention to Millennials—in a big way. What is it about the "start-up culture" they find attractive?
At some point, you will need to step in and mediate a conflict between two employees. When that time comes, follow this advice.
Over 30 years, Rick Miller has run huge companies, startups and nonprofits. F­ormer CEO of AT&T Global Services, Miller is now a professional speaker and business adviser based in Morris­­town, N.J. He talked to EL editor Morey Stettner about what it takes to lead.
In 2000, Robin Chase founded Zipcar. The car-sharing service was an instant hit; within three months, the firm had 400 members. Chase was about to secure new funding to grow the business when she crunched the numbers and realized her business model was seriously flawed ...
Veteran businessman Norm Brodsky suggests five criteria necessary to excel as a true leader.

Nicknamed “The Father of Advertising,” David Ogilvy learned valuable lessons as a 20-year-old chef. At the time, Ogilvy had left college for a job as an apprentice chef at a prestigious Paris hotel. Ogilvy worked for the head chef, Monsieur Pitard, who ran a tight ship. When France’s president visited the hotel, Ogilvy was preparing frog legs in a white sauce when he noticed Pitard staring at him ...

Moving up in your organization takes more than just serving your time. If you want to rise into a leadership position, you need to build your skills in the following areas.
Turn your workforce into a bunch of disengaged zombies who dread every minute they are on the job by committing the following employee engagement sins.