You cannot demand that people own their jobs. Instead, you must provide a link between individual effort and a greater good. Here’s how to maximize your team’s ownership.
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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One thing we can learn from blogger Bob Lefsetz is to seize the moment. A wannabe music journalist turned industry lawyer in the 1970s, he wormed his way into his original ambition by starting a trade publication, the Lefsetz Letter. Then, in 2000, he put it online, just in time for the war over music file-sharing ...
In today’s economy, leaders must look beyond borders and develop a global mindset. The ability to broaden your perspective and understand different cultures gives you an edge in collaborating with foreign partners or negotiating deals abroad. To diagnose to what extent you exhibit a global mindset, apply this self-test.
Most people don’t view paranoia as a plus. But Rashesh Shah sees its benefits. As chairman and chief executive of Edelweiss, a financial services firm in India, Shah favors “productive paranoia.”
If you’re advising a new manager to succeed, start by establishing guiding principles. Groom your managers to evolve into dynamic leaders by helping them develop these four skills and attitudes.
Holly Graf was booted as commander of a warship in 2010 for “cruelty and maltreatment” of her 400-member crew. According to the inspector general, Graf was the closest thing the U.S. Navy has seen to a female Captain Bligh. How did the Navy miss her toxic behavior?
Some managers tend to evaluate team members based on their most recent positive or negative encounter. This happens most often when a manager has no record of an employee’s performance over the past months or year. It’s not a good way to conduct a review, and it’s not fair to the employee. An increasingly popular and easily implemented solution is to create an employee performance log.