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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Workers who call in sick usually get the benefit of the doubt, but 31% of managers polled by CareerBuilder.com say they have checked to see if an absent employee was telling the truth.

Labeling leadership traits as “masculine” or “feminine” is just a mental shortcut based on popular culture, not facts. We keep taking the shortcut because it’s easy, but these traits, traditionally associated with women, can help anyone lead.

Dishing out criticism demands delicacy. Here's the best way to gain cooperation and compliance when giving feedback that isn't as positive as the listener might like.

A creative brainstorm can strike at any time, perhaps while you’re in the shower or taking a walk. Effective leaders prod their team to innovate by recognizing and capitalizing on such creative connections.
Michael Norton and Elizabeth Dunn, co-authors of Happy Money, asked a group of high-net-worth individuals how much wealth it would take to trigger true contentment.
Travelers will find more innovative options to help them stay re­­laxed and productive at the airport. Ryan Ghee shares the latest airport innovations for passengers.

Lindsey Danilack was the top cadet in West Point’s graduating class this May, only the fourth woman ever to hold that position. Here are tips from Danilack and other women of West Point.

Stay humble, stay bold, stay flexible. Use these three famous examples as your guide.
Randall Hogan, chairman and chief executive of Pentair, says “thinking right to left” is a key to succeeding as CEO. He defines it as identifying where you are now as a starting point and then articulating a clear goal to reach a different point.

Few execs start off with the intent to lie or defraud. Instead, they make the mistake of getting ensnared by one seemingly minor infraction. How does many a downfall escalate from there?

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