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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Because of Big Data, the leadership industry is in decline. Today, business is driven by “quants” who excel at extracting data or producing algorithms that can automate work, but are not so good at putting numbers into words.
Experts often emphasize the importance of making work fun. While it’s true that leaders who enjoy themselves tend to exhibit more passion, there’s no guarantee that having fun goes hand-in-hand with success. Just ask Herb Greenberg.
"Oh, I could never try something like this," you might think after sampling this list of offbeat ways to give employees a grin. Or could you?

The Dalai Lama offers surprising advice for leaders who worry about becoming too self-centered. His Holiness actually doesn’t see self-regard as entirely bad. “We need to be somewhat self-­centered in order to succeed in life,” he says.

John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design until 2013 and now a partner with Kleiner Perkins, offers tips on keeping your edge.
Most employees will motivate them­­selves—if you let them. All you need to do is treat them fairly, unclog lines of communication and keep your promises. Try these simple steps.

What’s the single most important skill that a leader needs to run a big organization? Empathy. At least that’s what Jeremy Darroch thinks. He’s the CEO of Sky, a London-based satellite broadcasting and media company.

When looking for the next generation of leaders in your workplace, ask yourself these questions.

It’s tempting to frame lots of things as the silver bullet. But with enough thought and study, you can identify a concept called “controlling insight” as that one thing.

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