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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Do you have a lucky tie? A power perfume that you wear to high-stakes meetings?
Brig. Gen. Richard Rowe, director of operations for the U.S. Northern Command, built his leadership on three principles:
Here’s a bit of advice from the research director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership on how to avoid going bad as a leader:
The chairman of Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee had been crafting a bill for months that would clean up the state’s fiscal mess. The legislation tracked well with the senator’s record for fiscal responsibility, but it would be a hard pill for his fellow Republicans to swallow.
To learn as a team, you have to gather for product reviews and examine what did and didn’t happen, without assigning blame or recognition.


After you’ve won the hearts of your countrymen … win them again.
Former heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman was asked once if he ever felt nervous before a fight. Suddenly, the big guy looked a little wobbly and admitted that his knees would start shaking so badly that he wanted to grab them.
Use these principles from the U.S. Marine Corps to lead your enterprise:
Legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch uses these three strategies to make wise decisions quickly:
When ugly, unfair or even merely inconvenient events force themselves on you, remember that you are the one who decides how to respond.