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Leadership, whether good or bad, has a trickle-down effect.

How leaders treat the managers they hire has a direct effect not only on the performance of those managers, but also on the results produced by the employees those managers are trying to nurture.

Handle your managers the right way and they’ll be more effective in their roles, and so will their employees.[…] Continue Reading »

In the 1980s, MBWA was the rage. It involved the radical notion that leaders could drive better results by stepping out of their offices and engaging with employees and the work flow in a less formal, more impromptu fashion. “Management by walking around” changed the cadence of business — in large part through greater leadership involvement and presence.[…] Continue Reading »

The U.S. is known for its entrepreneurial culture, but not all countries are rushing to start a business. In Singapore, for example, even though nearly 80% of Singapore undergraduates have dreamed of starting their own business, only 1.1% have done so. Are there any compelling reasons for so many undergraduates not to take action?

Perhaps some students found it an uphill task to channel their moneymaking ideas into coherent business plans?[…] Continue Reading »

Tips to keep the audience from snoozing during your next presentation; an argument for face-to-face communication in an increasingly electronic world; and how cleaning out the basement turned up a billion-dollar bounty for a temple in India.

Read about all this and more in this week’s top five most-clicked links in SmartBrief on Leadership:

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Chris McGoff is author of “The Primes — How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem.” He is the founder of The Clearing, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based management consulting firm and tweets at @thePrimesbook. Miri McDonald, a strategic communications consultant, recently spoke with Chris about the principles behind his book. An edited transcript of their conversation follows.[…] Continue Reading »