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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Leadership expert Jim Collins loves to research why companies succeed and fail. He takes an intense and methodical approach to everything; how many people do you know who log—and clock—their daily activities?
Are you a thermometer or a thermostat at work?

Unilever, a global giant with dozens of brands including Dove, Lipton and Ben & Jerry’s, competes with consumer goods behemoths such as Nestlé and Procter & Gamble. But you’d never know it by talking with its CEO.

You've just stepped into a leadership position and all eyes are on you. Here are the first moves you need to make.
Listen to management expert and speaker Jay Forte answer audience questions about how to manage remote workers.
Columnist and speaker Marie McIntyre recently let webinar attendees in on the secrets she's been revealing since she herself was given a managerial title.

When the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens faced each other in the AFC Championship game, the result was arguably one of the best NFL playoff games ever. Yet the following week, the media focused on dubious post-game statements made by coach John Harbaugh.

Beware travel burnout ... Check your Who’s Who of boomers ... Alert your team to project traps.
For Super Bowl week, here's a cautionary tale of how tricky it is to lead a team to victory. In 2011, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan lacked the same familiarity running an offense as he did guiding the defense. As a result, he delegated—a bit too much.

Respectful communication enhances your leadership. By leveling with people and radiating authenticity, you can deliver even bad news without rupturing your relationships at work. Here are four phrases that can undermine your reputation—and how to avoid them.

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