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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Short-term disabilities don't last as long at companies where employees report their disability claims quickly, according to a report by CIGNA Group Insurance.

Reports about the demise of family limited partnerships (FLPs) are greatly exaggerated.

By definition, a leader stays ahead of the pack. That can mean taking an uncomfortable stance that’s years ahead of its time.
 

The Coach K way

by on January 1, 2004 3:30pm
in Leaders & Managers

Inspiring leaders take the time to single out talented people and develop them. One good way: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s legendary basketball coach, invites each new player to lunch one on one. There, he asks each player to describe his personal goals for both on and off the court. “Coach K,” as he is called, also inspires those already at the top of their game.
Leading by consensus will give your team more clout than if you run it by vote or on your authority alone. Here’s why.
 

With rumblings about the economy improving, you may feel pressure to beef up pay raises this year. New studies say, “Forget about it.”

Napoleon Bonaparte didn’t like to answer letters. In fact, he would often wait 30 days before replying. (“If a response is still needed, I will write it then.”)

Leaders often have to break out of the molds other people set for them, says leadership guru Warren Bennis. They have to invent themselves.

Bill Parcells, who has already led three National Football League teams from mediocrity to excellence and is working on his fourth (the Dallas Cowboys), operates on three basic rules:

Sure, leaders should be visionaries, communicators and goal-setters. But Pitney Bowes CEO Michael Critelli says they must be catalysts, too.