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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Ready to become a slightly different person than the one who walked in the door this morning? Let's go from head to toe, stem to stern, and give you a 9-point leadership tune-up to shape your image into something a little more impactful than the job title etched on your door.

Overwhelmed by the expectations of superiors to keep the money rolling in, it’s easy for managers to begin to overlook little ethical lapses. But where does it lead?
Turn a mediocre performer into a star by following a four-step process.
Not everyone is a brilliant orator, but it only takes a few words—precisely timed and honestly delivered—to truly command attention and respect. Here are eight phrases totaling less than 40 words. Use them and you'll stick in people's minds long after you've left the room.
For a quick look at the way your people feel, ask them to answer the following.
In 2013, Nike flubbed a meeting to renew its sponsorship contract with Stephen Curry.
Are you drowning in work, but not confident that you can delegate high-priority or important work to your employees?
In March 2015, Marvin Ellison addressed 1,000 J.C. Penney store managers. They didn’t know him well; he had arrived at Penney just three months earlier as its president after a successful career at Home Depot.
Everyone tries to “lead by example.” But what exactly are you supposed to do to model the best behavior?
Dan Kenary was in a bind. He co-founded his craft beer company, Harpoon Brewery, with Rich Doyle in 1986, and they always got along well.
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