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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   It may seem counterintuitive, but front-line workers—not middle managers— most often see eye to eye with senior executives on the need for action. In fact, says Robert Felton, a director of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., middle managers often try to thwart new initiatives.

Apply these leadership tips from Bill Gates.

 Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard for today’s strong, visible first lady. But she had help along the way from at least two mentors.

As your responsibilities increase, you reach a point at which you can’t personally gather all the information you need to make critical decisions. You have to delegate some information-gathering responsibility to others.
When confronted with a labor-intensive project, it can help to remember the systems developed by Gioacchino Rossini, the Italian composer who could write an opera in 30 days or less without compromising quality.
I know many people who run successful businesses … and you can’t believe a word they say.
Playground bullies don’t go away after we grow up, says former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Here's one of several: "Don’t accept a job or stay there unless you have an understanding with your boss that you’re free to say what you think “with the bark off,” and you have the courage to do it."

Effective leaders know that some decisions require time, while others must be made on the spot.

  Take a tip from IBM's Louis Gerstner.