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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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When you think you’re done, always do one more thing.
When Robin Hayes took over JetBlue in early 2015, he imposed a series of controversial changes.
It’s simple. If you are unable to connect to people on a basic level, you won’t be a good leader.
You’ve got to talk a walk you can walk.
When you hit rock bottom, it’s tempting to cut your losses and give up, to drag out plan B and settle for something different than success. But resilient leaders find that perseverance pays off.
“I said, ‘Please tell me why we can’t do this. I’m all ears.’”
Yemeksepeti CEO Nevzat Aydin decided to distribute $27 million of the proceeds from his company’s sale to 114 of his employees.
Relentless curiosity has propelled Leslie Wexner’s career—and made him a billionaire.
You know what you want from your team. But what do senior managers want from you?
When the situation involving Wells Fargo wrongdoings escalated in September 2016, CEO John Stumpf remained below the radar.
This month’s Best Communicator Award goes to a trio, drawn together by unfortunate circumstances.
Despite high-profile examples to the contrary, it still behooves you to be careful when you or your employees use Twitter.
Sometimes it’s harder for female CEOs to rebound from mistakes than it is for men.
Finally, there’s some good news for development directors and other nonprofit leaders.
In building its list of the world’s most innovative companies, the editors of Fast Company found precious few repeats from last year.
Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman earns the title of Worst Communicator this month.
Jim Andrews publicized his unusual staffing philosophy—and made it a central part of his brand.
A man nicknamed “the Giant Sloth” came up with the idea for a commando unit that became the prototype for special operations teams.
Q: It drives me crazy how our CEO loves to pay for overpriced consultants to tell us what we already know (or at least what I could’ve told the CEO for free). I’m never asked for my opinion. What’s a diplomatic way for me to convey my concern?
You need a certain number of employees to work during the holidays, even on Christmas and New Year’s. But, so far, you aren’t getting many volunteers, and more vacation requests are coming in than you can approve. What to do?
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