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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No matter how well you prepare or how hard you work, luck still plays a role in success. Consider the late Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin, who together produced some of Broadway’s monster hits, including “Guys and Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Think the government would run better if agency chiefs behaved more like CEOs? Not according to Good to Great author Jim Collins.
Beat dips in your productivity by bringing in people with enthusiasm
Here’s another reminder that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to succeed:
Keep your life on track the way comedian Tim Allen does, with these three connected lists:
Put hot new business trends to the test by asking people to describe the benefits they receive from the latest business idea.
Test the value of your training programs by asking trainees what actions they’ve taken because of what they learned.
Energize your people, not by expecting them to love everything they do on their jobs, but by finding one or two responsibilities they are wildly enthusiastic about.
Any leader placed in charge of other leaders knows that it takes more than the usual rewards to motivate these movers and shakers. Jeswald Salacuse, author of Leading Leaders, notes that motivating leaders is a lot like shopping for people who have everything:
If your résumé is a bit mossy, it may be because you’re not quite the rolling stone you once were … and you’re ready for a big move up. That means you’ll need a new résumé not just an update with two-line bullet points. Here’s how to draw up an executive- level résumé:
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