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.
Managers are usually adept at handling small teams, but as companies develop and grow, you need to be ready to lead larger groups.
At some point during your career, if not already, you’ll be invited to brief senior-level executives (or a board of directors) on your team’s initiatives and activities. Here’s how to make a favorable impression before this tough crowd:
When longtime staff or specialized, skilled workers leave, they often take with them the history and knowledge of certain processes and procedures. Managers, already short-staffed from prior cutbacks during the recession, may not have developed written procedures for each job function. How to simplify procedures and create best practices:
Does bullying occur at your office? What can managers do when they become aware of bullying? Brad Karsh, president of JB Training Solutions and co-author of Manager 3.0: A Millennial’s Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management, offers the following tips.
Ready to inspire greatness in your team? Leadership expert Mark Hopkins believes success starts with creating a personal vision.
Given the general acceleration of things, the “first 100 days” as a measure of an executive’s effectiveness, first used in 1933, has sped up. So how would that work for a new CEO?
Mark Leslie ran two firms before becoming chairman and CEO of Veritas Software in 1990. He knew from experience that when senior executives make decisions based on shared information with their employees, it decreases office politics and helps everyone buy into the company’s strategy.
From his father, a hardworking plasterer, Isadore Sharp learned to stay the course as problems arose, honor your word and operate ethically. He applied these lessons as founder and chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
To motivate 200,000 employees in 10,000 branches to work together and innovate, Om Prakash Bhatt, the chairman of State Bank of India, convened 25 senior managers for a five-day retreat. He opened the meeting by showing “The Legend of Bagger Vance,” a movie about a golfer who loses his swing and then learns to regain it.
Two concerns keep Skanska CEO Mike McNally up at night. He worries that one of the company’s 50,000 employees around the world might act unethically. He also frets about the risk of accidents and injuries.