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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In 1715, the top workplace traditions were putting low performers in iron shackles, plotting castle sieges around the water cooler, and slapping “and Sons” onto every startup. Things change faster these days, and it shouldn’t take 300 years to snuff out some other tired norms that, as a company that aspires to walk the cutting edge, it might be better to slowly distance yourself from so as not to look hopelessly outdated by the next time America hosts the World Cup.
Here are the rules of office humor, and ways to remind violators that not everything that's funny is welcome in the workplace.
Refuse to multitask ... Don't become a slave to runaway hours ... Accept your flaws (even one as odd as Derek Jeter's).
Do you know about what happened when Richard Feynman testified at a hearing on what caused the Challenger disaster? His brief display became a legend in how to powerfully convey a point.
Among several fundamentals of leadership in the workplace are these three.
"I don’t need to proclaim anything," says Bruce Douglas, president of Education Dynamics. "I prefer to ask questions that will provoke thought. If you have good people, you can enlist them in helping you make good decisions."
How you react after making a mistake can establish you as an accountable stand-up employee—or a shirker who dodges responsibility.
Lifeway Foods' Julie Smolyansky learned a hard lesson when she misread her customers, but she made a bold move to correct it and came out on top.
NASA aims to create a “culture of innovation,” Jeri Buchholz, NASA’s assistant administrator for human capital management, told Federal News Radio. To that end, the space agency focuses on three strategies.

Even after becoming CEO of SAP, the world’s largest software firm, Bill McDer­­mott never stopped learning. He kept searching for ways to enhance his leadership.

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