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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Just one item, says author Greg McKeown on LinkedIn.

She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an undercover assignment to get herself committed to an insane asylum so she could report on conditions there.

Graveyard-shift work is growing rapidly, among both white-and blue-collar jobs and in all industries, and on teams whose managers supervise both day-and night-shift workers. Some tips:
Take some comfort in some historic business mistakes ... Say "no" to corporatespeak ... Don’t sacrifice quality.
A public-relations whiz, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery does not view competing breweries as enemies. He rightly concluded that any positive publicity for rival brands would benefit his business.
It’s time for a new discussion on women in leadership, says Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, who heads a gender consulting firm.
After more than two years of testing a Doritos-flavored taco shell, Taco Bell still had not signed a contract to partner with the company that made Doritos. So as the date neared for a major launch, CEO Greg Creed invited Frito-Lay’s CEO to a meeting where they forged a handshake deal. Creed’s eagerness to forge ahead without an official contract paid off.
After you've mastered making a good impression, don't forget how to build rapport and alliances with co-workers.

After an embarrassing dressing-down by a powerful boss, some employees are shaken to the core. Scarred by the experience, they never recover. Irwin Simon bounced back—and then some.

Joe Scarlett, the former CEO of Tractor Supply Co., calls runaway egos one of the biggest obstacles that successful leaders face.
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