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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Projects are too important to not finish them, and as a leader, you can influence how and when projects end and make the ending strong.
It’s essential for professionals at every level of an organization to possess leadership skills. Individuals with strong leadership abilities are able to manage projects effectively and position their companies to be more successful. Leadership development training can help professionals obtain the skills they need to become better leaders.
They may look just like any other of the 1,600 Panera locations, but five Panera Cares cafés don’t use price lists or cash registers. After three years, this pioneering effort—the first time a major U.S. corporation has put resources behind making pay-what-you-can work—is surviving.
As a young child in northern Sweden, Yngve Bergqvist spent much of his time shoveling snow. Years later, he was so accustomed to snow and ice that he built a thriving business around it. Bergqvist decided to create a hotel made entirely of ice.

To recognize leaders and the effort they put into serving as role models and making sure the organizations they work for run smoothly, Business Management Daily is celebrating Leadership Week Dec. 16-20. During this special event, Business Management Daily will be offering its most popular guide to leadership, The Truth About Leadership: Great Secrets of Leaders, for free. You can download this informative report athttp://bit.ly/TruthAboutLeadershipArticle. Not only does The Truth About Leadership help you develop the skills that make good executives great and great executives legendary, it also shows you the best way to communicate your vision and strategy with people at every level of your company.

Entrepreneur Yuri Milner is the man behind the Breakthrough Prize, which bequeaths top scientists with large cash awards—not just to fund their research, but for any purpose they see fit.
During nearly 5½ years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, Lee Ellis relied on his sense of humor to keep him going. But it took his first three months in captivity for him to recapture his ability to laugh. Then 24, Ellis recalls the first time he flashed his humor as a POW.
Christine Comaford, author of the new book SmartTribes, says good team leaders can become great team leaders by following this code of conduct:

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, likes to introduce himself as the com­pany’s customer service representative. He’s part joking, but his point is clear. By focusing on serving customers, Newmark preserves his brand.

Your body language can work for or against you. By striking a pose that makes you look confident, you actually gain confidence. Adopting a “power pose” may even enhance your performance.
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