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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As David Gergen, a speechwriter for Richard Nixon, remained loyal to the president through the Watergate scandal, he kept hoping against hope that the accusations were all untrue. He would never forget what that taught him.

When employees possess a growth mindset, they embrace learning, and they don’t fear failure. As a result, they are able to take beneficial risks, recover more quickly from set­­backs and continuously improve themselves. The good news is that you can help employees to develop a growth mindset by responding to challenges and failure with phrases like these.

Research shows that when employees enjoy socializing with each other and engage in informal conversation, they’re more productive.
How can you detect and solve problems being experienced by employees who don’t speak up? Try this approach.
One thing we learned last month from former University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe is that inaction is often worse than making a bad decision.
Attorney Douglas Brown at Post University and David Scarola, vice president of the Alternative Board, offer these insights for managing expectations and avoiding disappointments on an advisory board.
Leaders often get hit with tough questions. The way in which they respond can either reinforce their trustworthiness or leave others feeling dubious or even suspicious.

Strong leaders can seem invulnerable. They negotiate from a position of strength and harness the power of their will to conquer challenge after challenge. Yet they face fears like anyone else. Just ask Jia Jiang.

If you are one of those people who thinks team-building activities are lame, think again. Here are five reasons why you should want to participate.
Looking to correct a problem employee? Here are four tips.
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