A leader in an organization can’t do everyone’s job. Instead of micromanaging, strong leaders use organizational leadership to coordinate, communicate, motivate and delegate among employees and team members. For comprehensive organizational effectiveness, each individual needs to be seen as a contributor, with the leader at the helm.
Most importantly, best-practices leadership involves keeping employees motivated throughout the process, adapting your scope or strategy as necessary, and developing an effective communication strategy.
Some people never make it to the other side because they’re more successful at being doers. This is a crucial point in determining if you’re going to move up the ranks.
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While there’s no guarantee Gavin Patterson would have uncovered the extent of his company’s accounting fraud if he had spent more time there, his lack of involvement didn’t help.
“Work hard” is one of the cardinal rules of success. For what that means, listen to big-time columnist Jimmy Breslin.
What keeps Elon Musk up at night is not futuristic at all. It’s the overstuffed parking lot outside his office window.
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp has been Lego’s “master builder” of the company’s turnaround since 2004. At the time, Lego was losing $1 million a day. Now it’s the world’s most profitable toy company.
In 2006, Greg Satell confronted a big problem. He helped run a Ukraine-based company whose main product, a popular magazine called Afisha, was in decline.
Catastrophic failures aren’t usually caused by one or two big mess-ups but by a series of cascading errors. So it was at this year’s Academy Awards, where a number of factors contributed to the wrong movie being announced as Best Picture.
A new data-rich report from Deloitte focuses on risk management and the various obstacles that can effect the board and C-suite. Download “Taking aim at value: Avoid overconfidence and look again at risk.”
For Ramin Djawadi, the composer of “Game of Thrones,” the hit TV show, the creative process never shuts off.
Alberto Alessi analyzed the 300 projects he had led up to that point in his career. His goal was to identify what elements contributed to his most successful innovations. He isolated four.
In 2008, Jim Whitehurst took a big risk. And it backfired. From it he learned that as powerful as a CEO’s accessibility is, nothing builds engagement more than being accountable.
When an employee tells you she’s pregnant, it may bring on mixed emotions for supervisors. While you’re happy for the employee, you’re anxious about the impact on scheduling, productivity—and whether she will quit after the birth.
Reed Hastings believes that talented people thrive when you simply leave them alone. So the co-founder and CEO of Netflix created a culture of independence.
As a leader, your words carry immense weight. Even a seemingly minor comment can unexpectedly make a major impact.
During the final testing of Apple’s PowerBook, Anthony Soohoo discovered a small flaw that could harm its performance.
More than your employees, more than your vendors and investors, and more than your customers, you and your behavior on social media are the online embodiment of your company’s brand.
It’s counterintuitive, but CEOs who befriend their rivals may do better than those who don’t.
If you feel like you’re fighting a hundred battles, take a reality check.
A great company needs to be stellar but it also must hang in the heavens long enough to prove it’s more than a comet.
By admitting failure and committing to a better outcome next time, Brian Hasenbauer earned a CEO’s respect.
Q. Lately, I’ve had two different colleagues fail to reply to my important emails. Both were marked “urgent” but were apparently ignored. One of my colleagues had the audacity to say, “I never got it,” even though I’m sure she was lying. How can I get people to treat my emails seriously?
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