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Best-Practices Leadership

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.

Browse our articles, tools and advice on best-practices leadership.

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A better future for America includes a retooling of the CEO pay machine that now includes salary, stock, options, “non-equity incentives” and other perks—in other words, a machine out of sync with employee compensation.
Here are the four biggest mistakes by social media marketers in search engine optimization, and how to avoid them.
Many 3M engineers, production staff and salespeople doubted that any market existed for Post-it notes because scrap paper was already free. But Art Fry persisted, proving that all great ideas still must be sold.
Even though Spencer Rascoff has launched two big Internet firms, Zillow and Hotwire, he knows he still has much to learn. That’s why he seeks out successful CEOs and asks them about their success.
Knowing which customers are spending more or less is the ultimate metric for tracking and analyzing performance. Understanding customers starts with collecting data, and then translating data into insights to be more relevant—and loyal to—your customers. Ask yourself and your leadership team these questions.
What to do in a situation where it’s obvious your company screwed up royally?
Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) says mainstream leaders must embrace diversity, and that women and people of color need equality in getting second chances. Here’s how she challenges conventions.
Sometimes, team members need or want favors—to come in late, leave early, pass on an assignment, get a deadline extended, etc. But how do you accommodate such requests without leaving other team members grumbling?
Becoming a boss for the first time has serious consequences for both the individual and the organization.
Perhaps you’ve heard that innovators think “outside the box.” That’s old news. Given the complex interconnectedness of today’s economy—and technology’s ever-expanding reach—there’s a new way to approach innovative thinking.
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