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Featured Leadership Articles

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Salary, Benefits, Bonus … and Being

It’s not enough to offer great pay and benefits anymore. Employees want their workplace to reflect and support who they are.

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Are You Part of the Email Problem?

Over-reliance on email is sapping people’s time and energy, says author Phil Simon. There are better ways to do things.

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Does Your Boss Want You to Sleep?

Being fresh for the work day requires prioritizing sleep — which organizations can do a better job encouraging.

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Better Project Management

How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success

March 16, 2015 | Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Debbie Tesch

In each stage of a project's life cycle, two or three behaviors have significant impact on the project's likelihood for success. These behaviors, by the executive who is sponsoring the project, ensure effective partnerships with project managers and require a great deal of informal dialogue. They include setting performance goals, establishing priorities, ensuring quality and capturing lessons learned.

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Strategies in Organizational Structure

Do businesses run better with an egalitarian organization or with top-down management? What about a combination of both? These articles explore a variety of approaches to organizational structure.

Leading Your Team

Why Managers Still Matter

Managerial authority is essential when decisions are time-sensitive, knowledge is concentrated and decisions need to be coordinated.

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Managing the Human Cloud

Tapping a virtual, on-demand workforce requires new management models and skills.

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Strategies in Decision Making

When Consensus Hurts the Company

| Felipe A. Csaszar and Alfredo Enrione

How do managers “decide how to decide”? Boards and management teams often try to gain consensus, but that’s not always the best course. Research offers insights into when consensus building is the right way to go and when it isn’t — and how leaders can determine the best form of decision making for a given situation. “By prompting a rule on how the decision will be made — by unanimity, majority or delegation — you can significantly influence what will be decided,” note the authors.

Cultivating Effective Teamwork

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Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help

Making it safe to be honest about when projects are getting off track can promote cooperative behavior.

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Teamwork Plus Creativity Equals Engagement

Employees can be inspired to perform better if their creativity is challenged through teamwork.

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Reinventing Employee Onboarding

Employee orientation practices that focus on individual identity can lower employee turnover.

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The Collaborative Organization: How to Make Employee Networks Really Work

Once managers grasp the patterns of employee interactions, they can reduce network inefficiencies.

Leading Change

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Enabling Bold Visions

The authors offer a framework that executives can use to ensure that their new visions for their businesses become more than just pipe dreams.
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