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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Never confuse spontaneity with lack of preparation.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt occasionally found herself embroiled in controversy. Within weeks of decrying the practice of racially segregated seating in Alabama, she intervened in another racial spat.
Leaders let other people know what they stand for. In other words, they make their values explicit. Here’s how to develop your values and communicate them with conviction:
Take these three steps to measure your next job offer and make sure your transition runs smoothly:
The way you use your organization’s parking lot can send important messages about your unvoiced priorities and your leadership style. Here’s what we saw at five organizations:
As a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, football coaching prodigy-to-be Jon Gruden found himself passing a note to assistant coach Walt Harris during an important game against Auburn.
When you meet an influential person, learn as much as you can, with this structured timeline approach:
If it ain’t broke, blow it up. That’s the legacy that General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt inherited ... so that’s what he’s doing.
Leaders can say a lot about how much they value their people by undertaking some physical act of labor.
Dan Wieden launched his advertising career in the basement of a union hall in Portland, Ore., with nothing more than a pay phone and a borrowed typewriter, on which he tapped out a slogan: “Just do it.”