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.

Get tips, strategies, tool and advice on: performance reviews, preventing workplace violence, best-practices leadership, team building, leadership skills, people management and management training.

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What’s the most important factor in determining whether your team will succeed? You might guess it’s the participants’ skills and talents, their willingness to collaborate or the organizational culture within which they operate. Yet the right answer is your behavior as team leader.

Management gurus Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have updated their 1982 best-seller The One Minute Manager to reflect today’s changing workforce. They share some advice.
Face it, Siri. A human assistant can do some things a disembodied data dispenser cannot.
Quiet politeness—when co-workers refrain from speaking up because they don’t want to offend others—can keep them from pointing out problems with ideas or plans. Here are three tips to prevent quiet politeness from wreaking havoc on your team.
Between you and the highest overlook stand five employee issues some claim are unsolvable. Ready to conquer each one on your way up?

Whatever your leadership goals for 2015, do this: Sharpen your game on social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn, you need social media to lead. Here are seven ways to get your game face on.

There’s no single method to motivate entry-level employees. You need a range of communication tools to ignite their on-the-job passion. Consider the example set by Rich Snyder of In-N-Out Burger.
How many of them have you sat through, compared to how many you actually remember? Here’s how to leave a lasting mark.
There’s no foolproof way to build teams, but good ones share these approaches.

Research shows that introverts represent about half of the population. That means you probably lead your share of quiet, focused types. To communicate more effectively with introverts, follow these guidelines.

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