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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“Winnie the Pooh” creator A. A. Milne also wrote serious works of fiction. Yet, his greatest success came from the Pooh books he wrote for his son. Milne considered himself a failure because he didn’t achieve fame the way he wanted.
Richard Fairbank was one of those people who saw beyond the conventional wisdom to an approach that not only built a new business, but a new way of doing business.
The 9/11 Commission’s report on how the United States could have prevented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon represents a masterpiece in organized thinking.
Paul DePodesta’s brain processes information statistically, so when he left Harvard in 1996 with an economics degree and landed an internship with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, he’d already run the numbers for every baseball team in the 20th century.
Stretch your network while flying on business by catching up on paperwork or writing a memo, instead of kicking back and watching the movie.
Make it easier to ride herd on two, three or more complex projects by creating a master schedule of all their check-in dates, deadlines and other actions.
Eleven years ago, Dell Computers held 20 to 25 days’ worth of inventory in its warehouses. Now, it has no warehouses.
A leader’s knowledge is deep, based on experience and knowledge of the industry, the organization and its clients.
Recent research confirms that optimists accomplish more than cold realists do.
Cash in on the break from routine when you travel.