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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.

In 1997 Daimler Benz AG executives were toasting the successful introduction of a new class of car geared toward younger drivers, especially women and young families. Then they received an urgent phone call. The car had failed the “Moose Test.” Mercedes’ mistake?

OVERVIEW: Assists biological and medical scientists in laboratories.  Sets up, operates, and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment, monitors experiments, makes observations, and calculates and records results.  Analyzes organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

 

OVERVIEW: Assists biological and medical scientists in laboratories.  Sets up, operates, and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment, monitors experiments, makes observations, and calculates and records results.  Analyzes organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

 

OVERVIEW: Researches or studies chemical composition and processes of living organisms that affect vital processes, such as growth and aging, to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms, such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.
OVERVIEW: Researches or studies chemical composition and processes of living organisms that affect vital processes, such as growth and aging, to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms, such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.
OVERVIEW: Researches or studies chemical composition and processes of living organisms that affect vital processes, such as growth and aging, to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms, such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.
OVERVIEW: Researches or studies chemical composition and processes of living organisms that affect vital processes, such as growth and aging, to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms, such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.

Leaders may believe they’re “plugged in,” but their words and actions may create a disconnect. A recent poll by Maritz Research shows that a mere 11% of employees strongly agree that their managers show a consistency between their words and actions. How plugged in are you?

In sharp contrast to optimistic forecasts that technology would rid your company of the “paper monster,” computers seem to have exacerbated the problem. Now, you’re sending, receiving and storing information electronically and printing copies—lots of copies. You may be able to live with the mess, but what will happen someday if you need to get your hands on one of those documents?

You want to make every hour count, so you plan your day in 15-minute chunks and prioritize your tasks. That’s smart time management, but it doesn’t guarantee you’ll work productively.