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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Plan your succession ... Listen to your inner voice ... Try a novel out-of-office message.

Soon after Marillyn Hewson became Lockheed Martin’s CEO in early 2013, she packed her bags. Her goal was to meet face-to-face with investors, customers and employees. After months on the road, she met with more than 60,000 staf­­fers.

If you want to be the type of manager who engages employees, motivates them to go the extra mile and keeps them on board, focus on these areas.

Being a successful leader is equal parts skill, intellect, inherent talent—and how you’re perceived.

Studies of top managers have found it’s hard to be an effective team leader without having some mastery of these skill sets.

Effective coaches make every word count. Rather than overexplain what they want others to do, they ask questions and use the answers to guide people to conclude for themselves how to proceed.

All managers form opinions of their team members, just as teachers assess their students. And those opinions tend to stick. But problems erupt when you mark certain employees as “bad” or “unreliable” or “scatterbrained.”

The story of competitive swimmer Tony Blake should give you a confidence boost no matter what you're up against.
So how come the art in your hallways isn’t produced by your employees, or their kids?
You may think only movie stars, talk show hosts and hotshot trial lawyers have charisma. But anyone can radiate the kind of energy that generates awe and respect in others.
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