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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If your managers completely control hiring and firing, and you’d like to explore a less hierarchical system, consider adding peer reviews. Take the U.S. Army’s Ranger school, as described by Kelly Perdew, one of only about a third of candidates who earn a Ranger tab on their first 67-day battle with the wilderness.
Some late bloomers are individuals. Some are corporations. But in all cases, their success stories show that an early start isn’t always a necessary component of success.
Here are 3 battlefield tips for making decisions:
Pop culture guru Malcolm Gladwell was engaged in a public debate with University of Chicago scholar Steven Levitt, when he noticed something he’d never seen before: Levitt was actually listening to Gladwell’s argument.
After about 10 years of trying unsuccessfully to persuade major retailers to come to America’s urban centers, Joe Sitt started building a retail empire of his own in the nation’s inner cities. Here’s how Sitt succeeded:
When black singer Sam Cooke toured England in the 1960s, he spoke with music critics about his songwriting, the music business and the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
The success story of Dan Mintz’s advertising agency in China is one of patience and persistence. But above all, it’s about guanxi (gwan-she), or building relationships.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won the Super Bowl three times despite working in a league structured to discourage football dynasties. At least in part, he does it by:
Bernie Sanders, the independent congressman running for an open Senate seat in Vermont, certainly holds unconventional—some would say career-killing—views as a democratic socialist. But the voters keep sending him back to Washington because of these three traits:
As a sideman in countless acts before hitting it big, guitar god Jimi Hendrix was so unassuming that he could pester blues masters like Albert King about how they bent the guitar strings to produce a certain sound. The stars gladly shared trade secrets, never guessing how fast Hendrix would surpass them.
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