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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Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous Roman orator born in 3106 B.C., survived decades of political turmoil and lived a long and productive life as one of Rome’s most illustrious citizens. One reason: He cultivated close friends whom he could rely upon for support.
Anybody ever called you a control freak? If so, you’ll recognize some of this behavior:
Sometimes, the most spectacular results come from apparent chaos, like a shock trauma unit. That’s because leadership can combine rigid hierarchy with a fluid blending of roles.
Corrine Perritano regularly finds new managers from among her customers across the country.
Don’t take all the heat when delivering bad news.
Biographies show that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was much better at envisioning goals than making detailed plans for how to reach them.
Develop the habit of saying “Please explain that to me” in meetings; then, ask it again until you learn all you need to know.
When you think you’ve achieved wisdom, respect and greatness, you haven’t.
If you’ve ever led a creative team, you know that you have to shield it from the bean counters, the marketers and the salespeople ... especially when ideas are new.
Cut down on the time it takes to scan large reports by using the Auto-Summarize function in Microsoft Word.