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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You probably know that a “Horatio Alger story” is a tale about a young man who starts out with nothing and ends up a great success. But who was Horatio Alger, exactly?
Robert Johnson wanted to own a sports franchise. The founder and chief executive of Black Entertainment Television (BET) bid on a National Basketball Association (NBA) expansion team and won, largely because he’s loaded: He sold his BET for $3 billion.
Most executives don’t know how to subjugate their egos to a higher cause, says leadership guru Don Schmincke.
Many leaders today have adopted this ineffective approach to dealing with conflict:


Nothing is more infuriating (and costly) than a chronically absent employee.
You may be setting the bar too low if:
Rudy Giuliani has a pet name for greed in the corporate world: “the pig factor.”
As a young baseball pitcher, Larry Dierker learned a lesson in teamwork from his second baseman, Joe Morgan.
In 1807, a young Sen. John Quincy Adams from Massachusetts supported President Jefferson in voting for a national trade embargo against England, a position that hit Adams’ native region—New England—right in the pocketbook.
For you to lead in a competitive environment, you have to choose the best people, have the best information and recognize and support the best ideas.