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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Despite talk about flattening hierarchies, leaders still call the shots. “For successful leaders, the way you manage is much more Machiavellian than is conventionally perceived today,” says Noel Tichy, University of Michigan professor and change agent at General Electric.
How do you distinguish the urgent from the important? Without knowing, you could easily focus on incremental stuff all day long. One idea: For a period of time—say, between 7 and 10 a.m.—do nothing but focus on long-term projects ...
More than ever, work is collaborative. And where do things go wrong when it comes to collaborative work? At the handoff. It’s usually not because someone is incompetent or lazy; it’s due to poor communication. The bottom line: We all need checklists. Use or adapt this “handoff checklist” when delivering a project assignment, suggests the Harvard Business Review blog.