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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Here are Disney/ABC Television group president Anne Sweeney's three rules for being a great leader.
If you’re struggling to be a leader, consider these tips from Dan McCarthy.
After Charalambos Vlachoutsicos advised a private equity fund to invest in a Romanian flour mill, the real challenge began. Suspicious of the mill’s new owners, the Romanian employees worried they’d be laid off. Heeding a Romanian friend's advice, Vlachoutsicos embraced transparency.
Even though Atul Gawande is at the top of his profession—he’s a leading surgeon, journalist and winner of a MacArthur “genius” grant—he knows he’s capable of improving his professional performance. That’s why he hired a coach.
Become a stronger leader in five easy steps.
Don’t be the type of manager who deters your staff from giving you feedback. Avoid these actions:
If you face the challenge of doing more with less, remember these pointers:
The spreading of rumors and gossip in an organization is a definite sign that there is a problem with communication, especially if the rumors are focused on organizational performance.
Carry out a stress audit. Look at recent exit interview data, illness and absence statistics, and staff turnover records to help you pinpoint the ways that stress is affecting your staffers. High levels of turnover, illness and absenteeism are usually signs of stress.
If you are new to management—or even if you have been at it for a long time—you can alienate and anger employees without even realizing it. Avoid these five communication traps.
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