Confessions of a recovering micromanager

Think about the most tired you’ve ever been at work. It probably wasn’t when you stayed late or came home from a road trip — chances are it was when you had someone looking over your shoulder, watching your each and every move.

How do good leaders give advice? The short answer: They don’t

Instead of having an answer to every question, the most effective leaders are coaches — people who can guide others to arrive at their own solutions, put them into action, and set goals, says researcher and management consultant Julia Milner.

It’s not enough to hire great people; you need to graft them onto your team

Strong teams tend to be effective recruiters of new talent. But the stronger the team, the more challenging it can be to integrate new employees — especially great ones.

Use Failure as an Opportunity to Reflect on Your Strengths

In a presentation to a group of executive job seekers in transition, a recruiter made the point that after years of reviewing C-level résumés, she had noticed a commonality.

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Aggressive Leaders Are More Likely to Be Punished for Their Mistakes

In 2009, then President Barack Obama nominated Timothy Geithner for Secretary of Treasury and Tom Daschle for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

5 Ways to Foster a Global Mindset in Your Company

Many companies talk about “going global,” but becoming a strong global brand isn’t just about expanding to international markets.

We Need To Change How Employees Leave Companies. Here’s a Blueprint

So much about the way we work has changed, but people in all industries and at all levels of their organizations exit jobs the same way: a secretive job search, an awkward conversation with a supervisor

The Explainer : What It Takes to Be a Great Leader

Watch the latest ex-plainer videos, case study discussions, and whiteboard sessions, featuring ideas and practical advice for leaders.