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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A potential star walks in the door, looks at the entry-level work, and balks. You don’t want to damper the newcomer’s enthusiasm, but you can’t assign work that is above the person’s skill level. What do you do?
If you hate public speaking, you feel just as anxious speaking in front of a few people on your team as you would speaking to an auditorium full of people. Business coach Neil Nutburn offers these tips for overcoming your nerves so that you can wow during your next presentation.
After 30 years in the advertising business, Rick Segal understands how to maximize employees’ creativity: Give up-and-coming stars a chance to shine.
Think your job is complicated? Consider what’s on Patrick Walsh’s plate. He’s CEO of AirSign, a company that provides airplane advertising and skywriting to clients ranging from corporations like Google to a guy who wants a memorable way to propose marriage.
Known for his humor and good nature, Pete Rozelle realized that his agreeable personality helped propel his success.
Researchers at MIT and George Washington University studied eight years of data at a big U.S. professional services company. Inspecting revenue figures, employee surveys and other workplace metrics, researchers found that more diverse teams significantly outperform homogeneous groups.
Kishore Biyani leads by breaking the rules. He turns conventional wisdom on its head in directing his retail empire in India.

Surveys show that employees actually value negative feedback when it’s delivered constructively. But a poor approach can cause resentment and further job disengagement. Here are 7 tips to follow when giving your next review:

Not jargon. Not buzzwords. These simple additions to your vocabulary can actually help you become a better leader.

“Authentic” has been a buzzword for a while now. Here are a few reasons why being authentic isn’t always the best policy.

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