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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Choosing the best solution calls for thoughtful discussion and judgment. Avoid these two potential traps:
Some new employees have a hard time when they join a tight-knit team. If one of your new employees has a hard time fitting in, follow this advice:
Confused about what to delegate? Start with one basic principle: Delegate any task or responsibility that a subordinate can handle or can be trained to handle.
If any good can come from foreclosures, Phil Cooley, dubbed the “Prince of Detroit,” will find a way.
Starting his career as a junior naval officer, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt Jr. earned a series of promotions to become the youngest vice admiral in Navy history. He commanded U.S. naval forces in Vietnam and, at age 49, became chief of naval operations—the youngest man to serve as the Navy’s highest-ranking ­officer.

Vince Molinaro, a leadership consultant, finds that disengaged employees often don’t trust their leaders. To raise the trust level within an organization, follow these steps.

Become a Beta leader and build a Beta workplace ... Deliver consistently with “deliberate practice” ... Don't shy away from one very informal word.
Think of a take-charge CEO and you may envision a loudmouth barking orders. But that’s not necessarily the right way to lead. Quieter, more measured leaders often succeed as well.
The world's most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, tried to convince people for almost 40 years that neither light nor information could escape a black hole. In an interview with New Scientist, he now describes this theory as his biggest blunder.
Here’s an exercise to prime your team to think more boldly about solving problems.
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