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 leading the first U.S. bombing of Japan, within months of Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. James Doolittle had to ditch his B-25 on a mountaintop in China. Only one of his 16 bombers landed safely. Several fliers died during the mission, and several more were captured and executed. Even though he thought the raid had succeeded—it was, in fact, the first U.S. victory in the Pacific—Doolittle felt he’d failed his men.
Soldier/diplomat Col. Tom Wilhelm came of age during the collapse of communism, cut his teeth in the Balkans and now represents the U.S. military in Mongolia.
Are you a lone ranger in this era of team players?
Take a few tips on using the art of self-promotion from communication consultant Peggy Klaus:
After studying ancient Greek drama masterpieces, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) concluded that great accomplishments come from people who can think in two distinct ways at the same time:
New Zealand is studying how to turn its scientists into business leaders who can take their innovations to international markets. In interviews with 31 business leaders, a government sponsored study found these transition points in the path of a leader:
You may have heard that the federal government rewrote the rules in 2004 that define which white-collar employees are eligible to earn overtime pay. Here’s a primer to help you answer employees’ questions: The nation’s main wage law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), says employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek […]
There's a lot we can learn from our employees, and the best way is often simply to ask them. To make sure you get the information you need, however, you need to ask questions that give employees a chance to tell you what they really think — as opposed to what they think you want to hear.
Issue: The recording industry is increasing the legal heat on illegal downloads, and the businesses that allow it to occur at work. Risks: Musicians can sue for up to $150,000 ...
How do the employees at your organization feel about their compensation? If the answer is "Not good," a bit of explanation from you can calm those troubled waters. Fact: Only 45 ...