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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Ed “Jed” Barry had never been a banker before becoming CEO of a community bank in Maryland last year. Barry is notable for embracing aspects of leadership like vision and change.
R.A. Dickey’s career was failing. A pitcher in the major leagues, he struggled on the mound. To compensate for a ligament problem in his pitching arm, he was in the midst of reinventing his pitching style. Not only did he reinvent his pitch, he made it something unique—the knuckleball.
Focus is essential for reaching big goals. Here are several tried-and-true ways to limit distractions and narrow your focus so you can get the most important work done.
Learn to take those first steps toward leadership alone ... Take Derek Jeter's advice on being bold ... Provide nuance where it's becoming desperately needed.

Chief executive Dan Akerson is making progress in steering GM toward a common vision and chipping away at the old bureaucracy. Here’s how Akerson is trying to turn things around.

Most business presenters overlook voice tempo. They don’t modulate their speed and wind up missing a golden opportunity to enhance the dynamism of their remarks.
Leading requires a range of behaviors. From supportive coaching to skeptical questioning, you need to spur others to perform at their consistent best. Adopt these four styles to lift others’ performance.
Turn disengaged employees into company advocates.
Learn the steps to foster breakthrough ideas.
Here's how to create a great culture at your company.
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