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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Can a company grow too big to manage? Based in India, Tata Consultancy Services has about 285,000 employees and $11.6 billion in annual revenue. Its CEO, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, faces a daunting challenge: maintaining the firm’s fast growth without letting it balloon into a bloated mess.
So you reach a subway platform only to find it’s mobbed. Do you wait, figuring that with so many people, the train must be imminent, or do you assume there might be a problem and go find other transportation? Unfortunately, we often see a decision to leave as an inability to exercise self-control and delay gratification.
To lift an employee’s performance, you can bark do-this, do-that commands. But you’ll make a more positive impact by helping people discover for themselves how to improve. Use adult learning theory to guide your coaching. Here’s how:
For many organizations, promotions are random decisions left to managers. That’s a mistake … and a common one. Use these tips to choose the right people for advancement.
The king of France unveiled a spectacular new machine in 1370. It was the first public clock in Paris, and the king saw its potential. He issued a decree that all clocks in the city were to be synchronized with this royal clock. He created what the Germans call a zeitgeber, or time giver for life. Not much has changed, in that external rhythms can dictate how we operate.