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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Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.

Today, many people see Bill Gates as a globetrotting humanitarian. But in the 1980s, he was a headstrong entrepreneur. An incident involving company co-founder Paul Allen, a race to catch a flight, and an ill-advised attempt to spontaneously learn jetway mechanics demonstrates what made him so effective.

How did a retail powerhouse grow from a bored retail worker's dissatisfaction with her job?
Things change when you get promoted and go from being just another employee to a manager above your former peers. To make the move as smooth as possible, take this advice from leadership experts rounded up by Time reporter Daniel Bortz.

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.

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