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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The biggest challenge for an organization is keeping its top talent. Times are changing and so are the attitudes of today’s worker. Here are the top 10 employee retention strategies:
If you’re a keen observer with sharp sensory perceptions, then you’re what Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer calls “a mindful leader.” To increase your mindfulness, watch how ­others interact.

If you want to learn something new, you can ask an expert to explain it to you. But there’s no guarantee you’ll understand, much less retain, what you hear. Here’s a smarter way to gather new in­­formation: Unlock your curiosity.

It can be hard to give up control of a project and trust that your team members will get the work done and do a great job. But you can’t do it all, and if you try, you probably won’t do very well and will likely alienate your people in the process. Tips to delegate effectively:
John Goeken didn’t earn the name “Jack the Giant Killer” for nothing. The Midwesterner who broke AT&T’s grip on the telephone industry had a passion to make communication possible anywhere. If people told him he couldn’t do something, he’d do it just to prove that he could. And boy, did he do it.
While Dick Cross was training to become a naval officer 30 years ago, he studied the “bearing” of an officer. But times have changed. Authority today, Cross says, is not granted officially but by those who agree to follow their leader.
“Solopreneur” is the latest moniker for peo­­ple developing personal brands. And yes, one person may have several brands, such as life coach/marketer/media consultant.
Here are guidelines to make the most of LinkedIn.

“If you look in the mirror and don’t see plenty of flaws, you’re delusional,” says tech consultant Steve Tobak. “And companies are entirely made up of imperfect people, just like you.” Still, he says, some leaders “more or less” know what they’re doing.

Men who reach the top engage in rituals of initiation introducing up-and-comers to key players. “I think we can use them as a model,” says Carol Johnson, a member of the first generation of women on Wall Street.

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