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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Strategic planning involves analyzing trends, foretelling events and predicting the repercussions of such events. But you can get caught in a crisis if you put too much stock in predictions that prove faulty.
When you begin thinking about how to identify the right person for the job, you may come up with a list of specific skills that your assistant will need. But it’s help- ful to review several general factors first.
In December 2014, Rick Holley made a decision that startled many observers: He gave back what amounted to about $2 million of his compensation.
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America’s youngest female billionaire prefers to keep a low profile. Lynsi Snyder runs In-N-Out Burger, a chain of over 300 fast-food restaurants in six western states.
Q: Every few months, I have to give a presentation to the board of directors. One of the board members repeatedly interrupts me, often rudely, with rambling questions or irrelevant comments. He breaks my rhythm and steals my thunder. How can I shut him up?
Capping your career, or a segment of it, can be hard to pull off on your own terms.
Many people think the term “leader” is meant for those only in positions of power, like a boss. But anyone can be a leader, and there are multiple opportunities every day at work or in life to practice effective leadership. Robin Camarote writes at Inc.com that you should deliberately practice leadership, or else you will miss out on learning opportunities.
Q: I manage someone who’s so confident that he won’t admit what he doesn’t know. He says yes to every assignment, even if he has no idea what the task requires. He reassures me that he’ll figure it out, but then he lets me down. How should I respond?
Learning how to be a good leader is a process. Ginny Soskey, writing at HubSpot, cites resources you can turn to for help.