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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The players’ association for professional golfers gives a trophy each year to the pro with the lowest stroke average over the season.
As you take on more speaking engagements, you may be tempted towing it. Don’t.
Only weeks after Tavis Smiley lost his job as host of Black Entertainment Television’s “Tonight With Tavis Smiley” show, the affable host was deluged with job offers.
Take a page from Evan Greenberg, who this month is to become chief executive of a fast-growing outfit that’s giving his dad’s firm, the monster insurance company AIG, a run for its money.
High-powered teams function like the high-powered creative groups that produce Hollywood movies, says leadership guru Warren Bennis. Here’s how to build a Hollywood-style team of your own:
While leading the charge into unknown territory, you could easily freeze as your inner voice screams “Do something!” The solution: Pick something small and plunge in.
At some point, you’ll have to prove that the way you believe in doing things is right. And until you can prove it, you’ll have to rely on people’s perception that things are headed in the right direction.
Here’s a cool question to use during negotiations that might throw your adversary off balance, give you a window into his or her thinking and provide you with a moment of valuable time to regroup and come up with your own response.
Given her strong-mindedness, many people thought former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt controlled her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
When Apple was developing the iMac, Steve Jobs tried out package designs himself.