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.

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It's the flaw nobody really thinks they have—an inability to delegate effectively. Here's how to do it right.
Most business travelers (88%) consider their trips successful. According to an industry survey, three factors make for a good business trip: the number of meetings, the length of stay and how early you book the trip.
Grazer, 64, has learned over his three decades in the film business to avoid acting bossy. He has found that telling people what to do risks triggering their resistance. That’s why he prefers asking questions rather than issuing commands.

No one likes to hear that they are failing at their job. However, if you consistently face problems with employees—whether that is poor performance, bad attitudes or even insubordination—you might be the problem. Here are three signs that indicate you need to overhaul your approach to employees.

Your ability to make sound business decisions swiftly—even when they involve ambiguity and risk—is a major factor in managing a successful team. Here are some simple hacks to help you make better decisions.
When you oversee hundreds of employees, it’s tough to ensure they all understand the organizational mission. That’s why you need to personalize your communication so that it sinks in.
When you lead a team full of em­­ployees who feel a sense of responsibility for reaching the organization’s goals, productivity and performance improve. Tips to encourage employees to act like they run the place.
By deciphering clues from their words and their eyes, you can vastly improve your communication with them.
Even the smartest, most diligent leaders fall into traps that can stymie their performance. They may not realize that their actions or behavior can work against them. Steer clear of these four common traps.
It’s hard enough to effectively communicate with the people you see every day in the office. So how do you do it when your co-workers are spread across the globe? Use this advice.
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