Best Leadership Advice of 2013

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Empower Employees

Entrepreneurs founding their own companies may know how to be effective managers, but it takes a few secrets to be an effective leader, says Peter Economy, the bestselling author of more than 60 leadership books. He says his four secrets to “awesome leadership” are to know how to energize employees to be productive, empower staff by encouraging growth within a constructive work environment, support and "shield employees from the fallout of organizational politics and avoid blaming individuals for failure," and communicate thoughtfully and listen actively.