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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Paul DePodesta’s brain processes information statistically, so when he left Harvard in 1996 with an economics degree and landed an internship with the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, he’d already run the numbers for every baseball team in the 20th century.
A leader’s knowledge is deep, based on experience and knowledge of the industry, the organization and its clients.
Recent research confirms that optimists accomplish more than cold realists do.
Cash in on the break from routine when you travel.
Stretch your network while flying on business by catching up on paperwork or writing a memo, instead of kicking back and watching the movie.
Make it easier to ride herd on two, three or more complex projects by creating a master schedule of all their check-in dates, deadlines and other actions.
Eleven years ago, Dell Computers held 20 to 25 days’ worth of inventory in its warehouses. Now, it has no warehouses.
Remember this when leading a video conference:  People can’t read your body language or sense your energy level when all they see is your torso and above on the monitor. Worse yet, they’ll subconsciously compare you to TV anchors.
Ever wonder how someone pulls off a superhuman feat? Sometimes, leaders are inspired by other leaders.
What do you do when your team all but refuses to work with other teams?