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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After American colonists beat the British on Dec. 26, 1776, in Trenton,
N.J., Gen. George Washington convened his troops and asked them to
re-enlist. On the heels of such a victory, Washington expected a positive
response. But as he stood there and the drum rolled, not a single
soldier stepped forward to sign up for another stint. Washington began to improvise.
These four tips have helped Microsoft manager Josh Ledgard move on down the road to leadership:
Bobby Jindal has a leader’s credentials. At 20, he graduated from Brown
University. At 24, he headed Louisiana’s health department. Now, at 33,
he’s only the second Indian-American ever to be elected to Congress. So, what can you learn from Bobby Jindal? Just this: He gets things done.
When Eli Lilly & Co. was about to lose its patent protection on
Prozac back in 2001, the drug manufacturer formed InnoCentive, a
subsidiary whose purpose was to visit university and independent
laboratories in search of new products. The result?
Take a lesson in clear, concise communication from Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant’s last letters to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
To show the power of action, motivational speaker Jack Canfield will hold up a $100 bill during his seminars. “Who wants this $100 bill?” he’ll ask.
You may have a hefty to-do list, but each item on it should support one
of three—and only three—work priorities that you’ve set, says Chuck
Martin, head of NFI Research.
Below, we list the nine key qualities people seek most in a leader, as research shows. Which qualities do you own?
Spare yourself the stress of thinking you can turn around troubled team members in only a meeting or two.
Energize your team with a quick meeting each Monday morning.