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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If you want to be a successful manager, it is critical that you make the following activities part of your regular routine.

After Jason Curry invented a device to help deaf people communicate, he wanted to enlist the help of an influential entrepreneur named Jason Fried. So he showed up at an event that he knew Fried would attend. Yet rather than introduce himself to Fried and make a quick elevator speech, Curry took a different tack: He demonstrated his invention.

Hailed as a creative genius, physicist ­William Shockley mastered quantum theory and led a team to invent the transistor. But he did it the hard way.
Tiger Woods’ reputation has taken many hits through the years. However, the golf icon has done his part to earn Best Communicator of the Month.
Eric Greitens became a Navy SEAL by becoming a leader. He figured the best way to start Hell Week would be to pull together a team of seven and keep them together, using the chaos of night to their advantage ...
Plan your succession ... Listen to your inner voice ... Try a novel out-of-office message.

Soon after Marillyn Hewson became Lockheed Martin’s CEO in early 2013, she packed her bags. Her goal was to meet face-to-face with investors, customers and employees. After months on the road, she met with more than 60,000 staf­­fers.

If you want to be the type of manager who engages employees, motivates them to go the extra mile and keeps them on board, focus on these areas.

Being a successful leader is equal parts skill, intellect, inherent talent—and how you’re perceived.

Studies of top managers have found it’s hard to be an effective team leader without having some mastery of these skill sets.
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