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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Former Warner-Lambert CEO Melvin Goodes made identifying potential leaders a lifelong priority. He asked executives throughout the ranks to evaluate the leadership potential of the managers they supervised by answering these questions:

In 1963, John F. Kennedy went to West Berlin and declared that, while freedom comes hard and democracy isn’t perfect, “We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in.”


Health insurance premiums are growing at double-digit rates each year.
Ray Gilmartin faced a daunting task in 1994 when he signed on as president and CEO of Merck & Co.
One way to hang onto your lead is to maintain the pressure after a surprise attack. Here’s a schoolyard stunt that illustrates the point:
To maintain your leadership position, ask yourself the following hard-edged questions posed by leadership wise men Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.
Toiling away at the Gotham Bar and Grill for 19 years, Alfred Portale produced something else besides his own three-star restaurant in Manhattan: He taught the rigors of fine cooking to eight other great chefs, who went on to create their own highly rated restaurants.
It’s difficult to imagine today, but when General Motors put its new Corvette on national tour in 1953, the car fell flat in the marketplace.
No matter how great you think you are, some things about you drive your people crazy.
Cultivate the habit of asking “What went right?” after successes as often as you ask “What went wrong?” after setbacks.