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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Employees usually see tickets to sports and entertainment events or gift certificates as great rewards. Make those rewards even more meaningful by including employees’ significant others in the fun.
Choosing the best solution calls for thoughtful discussion and judgment. Avoid these two potential traps:
Some new employees have a hard time when they join a tight-knit team. If one of your new employees has a hard time fitting in, follow this advice:
Confused about what to delegate? Start with one basic principle: Delegate any task or responsibility that a subordinate can handle or can be trained to handle.
Every team has at least one employee who is slow to deliver work. The person almost always is the reason the team falls behind or fails to meet goals. Ramp up the energy and output of a slowpoke with these tips:
If your work team includes a few prima donnas, you understand their unique problems. Prima donnas cannot grasp the possibility that they are not perfect. Use these tactics to manage those employees:
Fierce, Inc., an award-winning leadership development company, predicts that many of the “old school” management practices will go by the wayside as organizations adopt new models for engaging employees.
If any good can come from foreclosures, Phil Cooley, dubbed the “Prince of Detroit,” will find a way.
Starting his career as a junior naval officer, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt Jr. earned a series of promotions to become the youngest vice admiral in Navy history. He commanded U.S. naval forces in Vietnam and, at age 49, became chief of naval operations—the youngest man to serve as the Navy’s highest-ranking ­officer.

Vince Molinaro, a leadership consultant, finds that disengaged employees often don’t trust their leaders. To raise the trust level within an organization, follow these steps.

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