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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“There is so much information coming at us, we struggle to remain agile, which is the most critical leadership skill,” says Michael Carroll, who teaches meditation as part of leadership. “The practice teaches us to slow down.” How?
“Frugal engineering,” coined by Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, describes the way Indian engineers innovate under resource constraints. Renault-Nissan has embraced frugal engineering to become a top producer of electric and low-cost cars. How any firm can do more with less:
As president of Usher’s New Look Foundation, Shawn H. Wilson puts a premium on openness and communication. To drive his team toward success, he asks that employees assume a “no-spin” attitude in talking about problems.
One way to understand Pope John Paul II as a leader is to look at his papacy—the first held by a non-Italian pope in 455 years—as a vehicle for change. In part, here's how Karol Wojtyla surprised and affected so many people around the world.
While many people on your staff may welcome the lower temperatures and colorful changes of autumn, the shrinking amount of daylight may spell trouble for employees with seasonal affective disorder.
Employees of all ages, but especially millennials, are quick to change jobs if they feel bored, unappreciated or not part of a team. A great way to keep everyone engaged and committed is through company volunteer programs.
A “loyal and hardworking” accounts payable clerk was accused of embezzling $1 million from the Archdiocese of New York. Although perceived as an outstanding employee, she had been stealing since she was hired.
One of the benefits of advanced technology in the workplace is that it allows for more flexibility for employees, including the opportunity for some to work remotely.
It may seem as if praising a team member is always a good idea. What’s wrong with acknowledging a job well done, especially when research shows that appreciation from the boss ranks high in employee surveys?
You start off as a functional leader, and within a few years, you’re tapped to lead at a higher level. But you’re struggling—it’s different at the top. At this point, it’s crucial to make a series of (sometimes tricky) shifts to make the leap to enterprise leadership.