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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To foster teamwork, give employees a voice. Let them work together to make decisions and they’ll collaborate more freely.
During Steve Ballmer’s 13 years as Micro­­soft’s CEO, the company’s revenues tripled and its profits doubled. But the man who replaced Bill Gates also took some criticism.

To lead people, you can tell them what you want them to do and then assess the outcome.  But there’s a problem with that approach: Employees may deliver the desired outcome but make judgment errors along the way. True leaders don’t just focus on the results; they also examine the process itself.

Know yourself ... Discover your purpose ... Avoid the mistake that one Microsoft exec recently made.
You’re not alone, according to two recent surveys.
For years, you’ve heard that you should praise employees for superior work. But how? It’s better to choose from a range of approaches. Here are five examples.
Many CEOs realize that they need a mission statement that guides the organization and its employees. But a trite mission can fall flat.
"Credit belongs to he who is in the arena," Theodore Roosevelt said, "his face marred by dust, sweat, and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs to come short and short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming."
With the holidays upon us, it’s time to tie up loose ends and get ready for the new year. Here's how.
You can waste many hours of precious time if you don’t run a tight business meeting. Here are five ways to do it right.
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