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 one year in her new job, Mary was ostracized by her bosses. They ignored her memos, gave the best assignments to others and didn’t invite her to staff meetings.
I know many people who run successful companies, but when they enter a room, you just wince. They’re so full of BS that you don’t believe a word they say.

Let Creative Juices Flow

by on December 1, 1997 11:30am
in Leaders & Managers

After more than 30 years as a journalist and broadcast executive, including serving as president of CBS News, Van Gordon Sauter has worked with his share of creative people. And he knows how to treat them.
When a snafu strikes, all eyes turn to you. As the boss, your response largely determines whether your staffers learn a lesson or cower in fright.
Even if you’re not a professional trainer, you may have to stand in front of a group of employees on occasion and teach them a new skill.
Ask employees what they want in a great boss, and they’ll emphasize fairness. A leader who demonstrates balance and objectivity earns the respect of the troops.
In June 1978 Ken Langone and two partners launched Home Depot. Today, they’ve built a retail empire.

Tired of dumb ideas?

by on November 1, 1997 3:30pm
in Leaders & Managers

That’s no reason to roll your eyes or contradict someone who makes a well-meaning suggestion.
With all the mystery that surrounds getting ahead, there really are only five ingredients you need to accelerate onto the fast track, says Susan Marshall, a leadership development consultant based in West Bend, Wis.
Establish a system of discipline and stick to it.
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