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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While you can find many classes that focus on technical skills in the workplace, it’s the soft skills that we’re often left without training on.
It’s common to hear top executives discuss how they took someone’s advice and it paid off. But sometimes, leaders reject seemingly sound advice—and reap the rewards.
High productivity levels are the key to a successful business, no matter the size. Nina Bjornstad for ITProPortal writes that it’s time to let technology do the heavy lifting so we can increase productivity and get back to work.
Make abstract qualities more concrete by answering “yes” or “no” to the following questions.
During the finals of the 2006 French Open tennis tournament, Roger Federer faced underdog Rafael Nadal. Playing at a very high level, Federer sought to make history by extending his string of big victories.
As chief financial officer of Trex from 2008 to 2015, James Cline helped the struggling company regain its footing. Trex, which makes outdoor decks and railing, had faced red ink, bloated inventories and problems with product quality.
If you want to become a thought leader in your industry, you need to push out high-value content on a frequent basis. But how do you find the time or manpower to generate all that content?
In 2012, Best Buy’s best years were behind it. The retail chain faced declining market share due to Amazon and other discount competitors.
When you jump headfirst into a new job, it’s not uncommon to want to be as helpful as possible.

Errors slow productivity and frustrate everyone. So it’s tempting to chastise or terminate employees who repeatedly make mistakes. But don’t be so quick with that trigger finger.

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