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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Q: Every few months, I have to give a presentation to the board of directors. One of the board members repeatedly interrupts me, often rudely, with rambling questions or irrelevant comments. He breaks my rhythm and steals my thunder. How can I shut him up?
Capping your career, or a segment of it, can be hard to pull off on your own terms.
Many people think the term “leader” is meant for those only in positions of power, like a boss. But anyone can be a leader, and there are multiple opportunities every day at work or in life to practice effective leadership. Robin Camarote writes at Inc.com that you should deliberately practice leadership, or else you will miss out on learning opportunities.
Q: I manage someone who’s so confident that he won’t admit what he doesn’t know. He says yes to every assignment, even if he has no idea what the task requires. He reassures me that he’ll figure it out, but then he lets me down. How should I respond?
Learning how to be a good leader is a process. Ginny Soskey, writing at HubSpot, cites resources you can turn to for help.
When you and a team member aren’t hitting it off, how can you best perform as a leader? Here are ideas to consider.

You can say a lot in five minutes or less, but less time for a speech means more planning. Here are 3 tips for doing it.

You’ve got to hand John Mackey credit for creating Whole Foods, sweeping out dusty old organic markets and ushering in a new era of green grocers. Despite his air of certitude, one of the secrets to Mackey’s success is his ability to change his mind.

Under both federal and some state laws, certain information must be posted on a bulletin board where all employees can see it.

Anson Dorrance, the head coach of women’s soccer at the University of North Carolina, has an astonishing record. He has won more games than any coach in college soccer history, along with 21 NCAA Championship titles. Dorrance, 65, seeks to enhance each player’s character. He doesn’t just focus on winning; instead, he strives to make each player a better person.

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