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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He was smart: He studied law and passed the bar in six months. He was honorable: He never spoke a word against his wife after a mysterious marital blowup that ended his career as Tennessee governor. He was brave: His mother exhorted him not to disgrace the musket she gave him, and he never did.
First, he cracked the code of wave physics and created the perfect synthetic wave. Now, he’s designed a surf park opening in Orlando next year that will provide eight-foot, Oahu-style waves with the flick of a credit card.
In 1976, rebel forces kidnapped Bill Niehous, general manager of Owens-Illinois’ Venezuelan operations, and held him in the jungle for three years before he escaped.
Bob Lutz, the automotive wizard who championed the Dodge Viper and Pontiac’s new GTO, hates “windy” business language. To cut down on the jargon and sound more like a down-to-earth leader, say:

The greatest ideas and creations are infectious, said Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. People can’t stop thinking about them. They feel drawn to the person who spawned the idea. And they bond with other people who’ve come under the spell of the same idea.
Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson is no shrinking violet. But he’s only half joking when he says he fears Jamie Foster Brown, his protégé who’s now a media phenomenon herself.
One executive after another has crashed at Coca-Cola because his personality ran against the company’s ingrained culture.
Not your typical rock-star-turned business-owner, Jon Bon Jovi takes an active hand in his ownership of the Arena Football League’s (AFL) Philadelphia Soul franchise.
Great leaders tell people not only what to do, but also why.
Issue: How much should you, or the hiring manager, "sell" a position versus giving the full picture, warts and all? Risk: Providing an overly rosy scenario will create ...