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 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:
Here’s a winning formula from a turnaround specialist: Stick to what you are. Nobody wants a Mattel pacemaker or Ford frozen pizzas.
When Kevin Tsujihara took over Warner Brothers’ Home Entertainment
Group last October, he stepped into a cauldron of warring divisions
with disparate initiatives that included home video, digital
distribution, video games, technical operations and anti-piracy efforts.
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre leads a far more diverse and
ego-driven team than most of us ever will. Yet, Torre’s team wins
repeatedly, thanks to these four “rules of straight communication” he
has developed over the years:
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner is one of those “connector” people.
As master of an astonishing range of roles on stage and screen, Hugh Jackman seems to have conquered his world. But Jackman—the owner of roles as diverse as flitty song & dance
guy Peter Allen in Broadway’s “The Boy From Oz” and macho superhero
“Wolverine” in the blockbuster “XMen” movie series—never would have
succeeded if he’d bowed to his fears.
The award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs without a
conductor, which seems like an argument against hierarchical
leadership. But let’s examine some pros and cons.
The late Jesse Helms, a former senator from North Carolina, was known as a tough
sell when it came to foreign aid. That is, until rock icon Bono showed
Distinguished military leaders possess central traits, said the notable
Prussian military philosopher Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831). A close
look shows that they’re still essential today.
Effective leaders reach into their organizations and departments to
identify future leaders. The problem is, zeroing in on a handful of
promising people makes still-to-be-recognized people feel overlooked
and undervalued. You can keep that from happening, with these strategies: