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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Make people feel capable, as well as challenged. Effective leaders develop people by delegating a steady diet of ultrademanding projects to them.
Here’s how the best leaders turn people into top performers:


With nearly 1,200 men aboard, plying the shark-infested waters of the Philippine Sea, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1945. Twelve minutes later, it sank.
To safeguard proprietary information, organizations often require employees to sign nondisclosure agreements and confidentiality policies.
Early in their careers, leaders move up quickly because they can identify problems and solve them.
Columbia Business School professor Michael Feiner remembers having a boss who would sort mail during their meetings. It made Feiner feel like an ashtray.
You probably know Gen. George S. Patton for his “blood ’n’ guts”approach to battle, but he dedicated himself to something far less obvious:  preparation.
Sir Frank Williams began building race cars more than 30 years ago and won his first world championship in 1979. Since then, he’s won eight more world championships, and his drivers have clinched the Drivers World Championship seven times.
“I’m hard pressed to think of a trend that [Estée] Lauder started,” writes fashion insider Grace Mirabella. Nonetheless, Mirabella heaps praise on Lauder’s unparalleled cosmetics empire.

Learn from the last samurai, Saigo Takamori, who’s still revered in Japan 120 years after his death for his courage, simplicity and fairness.