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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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.

In 1715, the top workplace traditions were putting low performers in iron shackles, plotting castle sieges around the water cooler, and slapping “and Sons” onto every startup. Things change faster these days, and it shouldn’t take 300 years to snuff out some other tired norms that, as a company that aspires to walk the cutting edge, it might be better to slowly distance yourself from so as not to look hopelessly outdated by the next time America hosts the World Cup.
Here are the rules of office humor, and ways to remind violators that not everything that's funny is welcome in the workplace.
Refuse to multitask ... Don't become a slave to runaway hours ... Accept your flaws (even one as odd as Derek Jeter's).
Do you know about what happened when Richard Feynman testified at a hearing on what caused the Challenger disaster? His brief display became a legend in how to powerfully convey a point.
Among several fundamentals of leadership in the workplace are these three.
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