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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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Want to increase your visibility as a thought leader? A simple, low-cost way to gain influence on a global scale is to start a blog.
Lack of trust in management is one of the main reasons employees disengage from their work and seek jobs elsewhere. Here are 10 ways to keep them on board.
Asked for the best advice he ever got, business magnate and financier T. Boone Pickens credits his grandma with counseling him to take the rap for his own failures.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk had recently given shareholders a heads-up that he might be planning something risky. What followed was a statement that the company will be very lenient with others who wish to use its patented electric car technologies.

The summer months, when most people take vacations, can be trying times for managers. A number of problems seem to get worse during the summer—absenteeism, tardiness, inattention, horseplay. How do smart managers avoid these summertime blues? Primarily by planning. Here are some approaches to try.

In November 1942, Col. Curtis LeMay delivered a briefing to his World War II bomber pilots. He told them they would fly directly toward the target, maximizing the risk of German anti-aircraft fire. LeMay revealed that he would fly the lead bomber, and his willingness to make himself a focal point for enemy fire inspired the squadron.

Management is a technology—a technology from the 1850s. Few 19th century technologies are still in use. And no matter how you cut it, management is designed purely to get compliance. So how to replace compliance with engagement?
Though some employees leave for reasons you can’t control, you can proactively eliminate many of the factors that lead to a job change.
Gary Walters, athletic director at Princeton, oversaw the Ivy League school's rise to excellence in sports since 1994. This month he will end his 20-year tenure.
Avon executive Deborrah Himsel did not anticipate the flameout of her CEO, corporate superstar Andrea Jung. “If anyone seemed immune to failure, it was she,” Himsel says. Yet, multiple challenges at Avon—new business models, global strategies and technology—took Jung down.
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