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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You know that kind of day when you accomplish a lot—but not one thing you planned? Here are some ways to avoid detours.
Look ahead the Larry Page way ... Deliver a real statement to your people ... Have a career plan as strong as Campbell Soup's CEO.
"Great leadership is not a solo act," says Robert Vanourek, chairman emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute and co-author of Triple Crown Leadership. "It's a group performance. You need to connect through the heart to lead effectively." 
“Workaholic,” coined by the American psychologist Wayne Oates, reflected the man’s own addiction to work. But do workaholics really exist? There’s still no medical definition. Look for these signs.
Group brainstorming meetings can become productive drivers of company innovation or simply a waste of time. Tips on successfully managing them:
Washington Redskins owner and marketing executive Daniel Snyder is used to getting grief about the name of his football team, which many consider offensive.
Yale University researcher Marc Brackett and his team have identified five key skills—what he calls the RULER approach—that sharpen emotional intelligence.
Some see a project’s fruition as the end. Not leaders—including Henry Ford.
Masao Yoshida was chief manager at Fukushima Daiichi power plant for only nine months when a 42-foot tsunami hit the plant two years ago, knocking out cooling systems for its six reactors. His story reflects the best any of us could do as leaders in crisis.
When Jeffrey Ashby, a former NASA space shuttle commander, learned in 2002 that he would lead a mission to the International Space Station, NASA had already picked his crew. To bond as a team, Ashby asked the crew to join him in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park for an 11-day trek, which paid off when they went into space.
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