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.
After decades at the top, some executives lose their bearings and come across as imperious. When you’re compensated well to run a large organization, as Gordon Gee was, it’s even more important to watch what you say.
In the midst of the federal government shutdown, the law dictates that the President and members of Congress will continue to receive their pay, even as other federal workers must go without and merely hope for retroactive compensation.
Amar Bose, a pioneer in acoustics and founder of a company noted for its portable speakers and headphones, died in July at age 83. Bose’s legacy at both his company and at MIT, where he worked on the faculty for 40 years, was that of a teacher.
In 1991, Jerry Sternin headed to Vietnam. His goal: to fight child malnutrition in poor villages and produce results within six months. Sternin isolated the few people who were modeling problem-solving behavior when most of their peers were following negative patterns. He thus discovered what the “positive deviants” (PD) did to produce such superior results.
Aaron Jagdfeld runs a fast-growing company with $1 billion in annual revenue. He’s president and CEO of Generac Holdings, a maker of automatic standby generators based in Waukesha, Wis. Jagdfeld joined Generac in 1994 and became its chief executive in 2008, starting with a blank slate to shape the company's culture.
There’s no shortage of negative employee behaviors that can have an ill effect on the entire workplace. Use these tricks of the managerial trade to deal with some of the most irritating employee types.
Based on the name alone, you can probably guess the purpose of the TeamworkPM app. This tool helps you manage and collaborate with your team and clients.
The first step to becoming a great manager is to acknowledge mistakes made along the way. By addressing those mistakes and changing your behavior, you enhance your managerial skills and build a stronger, more confident team. Here are 10 key mistakes that managers make.
Having disengaged staff on your team hinders performance and morale, and can damage your reputation. Assume that everyone on your team could use a little uplift, and work to proactively engage employees. Here’s how:
Sure, every worker dreams of his or her manager handing out a large raise, but there is more on an employee wish list than money. Here’s what else employees would choose if they could.