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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You can be a better manager by just taking care of yourself.
Powerful people often insist that they’re great listeners. In truth, however, some of them interrupt frequently and rarely listen with an open mind.
Q: It drives me crazy how our CEO loves to pay for overpriced consultants to tell us what we already know (or at least what I could’ve told the CEO for free). I’m never asked for my opinion. What’s a diplomatic way for me to convey my concern?
Q: I have a budding star who I’m grooming for a senior role here. I keep hearing I should move him around to different jobs, exposing him to new challenges. But he loves his current job, and he’s outperforming everybody. Why change what works so well?
It’s better to use the limited time you have as a team to examine important issues.
Want to make history? Want to win? It’s not talent or skills that matter as much as these two attributes.
You need a certain number of employees to work during the holidays, even on Christmas and New Year’s. But, so far, you aren’t getting many volunteers, and more vacation requests are coming in than you can approve. What to do?
Some leaders have so much to their lives that it’s hard to capture. Such is the case with David William Beautiful Bald Eagle.
The most overlooked key to time management boils down to one word: “no.”
A little holiday spirit is just what you and your employees need.
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