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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Hugh Panero’s company, XM Satellite Radio, took a hit on the stock market last year after a well-known technology columnist barbed it in The Wall Street Journal.
When DaimlerChrysler canceled plans to hand over an expected $1.8 billion in bailout money to Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Chief Executive Rolf Eckrodt resigned on the spot.
Note this:  Latinos’ buying power reached $653 billion in 2003 and is expected to hit $1 trillion by 2008.
In the classic training video “The Power of Vision,” a young man walks along a beach just after dawn, tossing stranded starfish back into the sea.
A new database on business leadership is starting to yield insights into the nature of leaders within the context of their times. Tony Mayo, who directs the Harvard Business School Leadership Initiative, described three leadership patterns, or archetypes:
In leadership, as in surfing, every wipeout represents a victory. You put yourself out there, crash and learn.
Intuit founder Scott Cook’s first rule: “Be humble about your importance, about how many answers you know and about how much you don’t know (which is always more than you think).”


While still a saleswoman (and a great one, at that), Mary Kay Ash drew up a list of pros and cons about the companies she’d worked for. Realizing that the list of positives composed a business plan for her dream company, she founded Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Whether you’re pitching a proposal, recruiting an employee, leasing space or seeking capital, you’re constantly bargaining with others.
Whether you court clients or answer to bosses, use this schedule from consultant Andrew Sobel to form your master leadership plan: