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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Walt Disney’s optimism inoculated him from much of the scheming and betrayal that he faced as a young entrepreneur. When others tried to muscle him out of business, he sought creative solutions.
Meet your future C-suite execs ... A cautionary tale on change ... A thumbs-down on meetings.
Abraham Lincoln became one of America’s greatest presidents through mastery of language.
Many would-be leaders claim to crave honest feedback. But when they get it, they ignore it or even take offense. For many CEOs, there’s a cost of asking for input: having to take it seriously.
Tough to fly under the radar as this company's CEO. Microsoft has a new CEO after the up-and-down reign of Steve Ballmer.
The next time you do not have an answer for something, say, “I don’t know,” and then smile pleasantly or sheepishly, and wait for a response.
A young executive was enough of a bully to (a) be nicknamed “the monster” and (b) require a leadership coach. Shown evidence of his crabbiness and temper, he was surprised, expecting to hear how smart he was ...
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.

Douglas Conant, founder of Conant­Leadership and chairman of Avon Prod­­ucts, offers four tips for being a conscientious leader and in­­spir­­ing the people who work with you to become better versions of themselves.

For decades, management experts have praised Jack Welch as a model leader. The former CEO of General Electric was famous for firing the lowest-rated performers every year, causing employees to compete with each other to retain their jobs. John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, rejects that approach.
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