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 vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Bill Owens was the second-highest-ranking military officer in the United States. But before he took that job, he aced a tough assignment in downsizing the U.S. Navy during the early 1990s.
Within days of joining Schering-Plough as its CEO in 2003, Fred Hassan knew he had to take bold action to save the big pharmaceutical company. Federal regulators were investigating the firm’s marketing practices, sales were plummeting and its cash flow was drying up ...
Here are a few simple reasons to put an employee recognition program into practice right now—and tips on how to do it.
The problem with simply throwing more money at employees is that many—maybe even most—still won’t believe that you are paying them what they deserve ...
Renée Robertson, founder and CEO of Trilogy Development, explains the subtle difference.

In 1991, Duncan McFie moved to King Island to launch a career as a teacher. The remote island, part of Tasmania, has clear air, sparkling water and little pollution. McFie, 47, soon learned that King Island rainwater is among the purest in the world because trade winds carry its rain clouds 7,000 miles from South America without passing over any land ...

An employee walks out the door forever and points to you as the reason he just couldn’t take any more. What can you do to get past that awkward time when you’ve been branded as a villain?
“The minute that you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted that you’re not going to succeed,” says Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, a health technology company.
If you define efficiency as doing things right and effectiveness as doing the right things, then efficiency alone won’t suffice. What good is it to complete a task with supreme efficiency if it’s the wrong task?
Improving communication and in­­creasing transparency within your organization doesn’t need to be an elaborate, time-intensive process. In fact, Voices.com, a voice-over talent company, has found just the opposite is true.
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