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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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.

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.
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.
Much of the conventional wisdom regarding leadership development is wrong, says Morgan W. McCall Jr., author of High Flyers: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders.
Most employees think their companies do not take full advantage of their biggest asset: the intelligence of their people.
One of the most common mistakes that new managers make involves how they coach their staff.
It’s always great to tell one of my managers that I’m giving him a promotion. We talk pay, office size, staffing—all that fun stuff.
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