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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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.


For hundreds and even thousands of years, greed has been depicted as a plunderer of battlefields and a dragon hoarding glittering piles of treasure.
When you work in an enterprise to which every position and every person is vital, the loss of any employee interferes with the workflow. It's important to close the gap as quickly as you can with minimum disruption.
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