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.

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Comedian Drew Carey, part owner of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, has a novel idea: Let fans vote on management. He got the idea from Spanish teams whose fans vote on key members of the club’s front office.
What skills does a great leader possess? Charisma tends to fade over time. And strong-willed bosses who try to intimidate may seem formidable at first, but employees often resist tyrants. Nine traits of effective leaders:
The victories we’ve achieved in life, says Dr. Alex Lickerman of the University of Chicago, represent more than simply our accomplishments. They provide evidence of our ability to win, which, when we call on it, can steel us against the despair that tempts us when we face obstacles.
Make the world as awesome as one YouTube sensation ... Know the first rule of the road ... Move on from both triumph and disaster.
When David Cote took the reins at Honeywell in 2002, the company was still reeling from a series of unfortunate events. Having trained under GE’s Jack Welch, Cote began the task of forming a new Honeywell culture.
If you use no other social media, you still need LinkedIn to help manage your professional life. Surveys show professional participation at more than 80%. But the pros say a lot of us are doing it wrong.
According to a Catalyst research report, women experience slower career growth and slower rates of pay increase than men, even as corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies—even in 2013.
For the millions of Americans who suffer from gastrointestinal problems, the workplace poses special challenges.
Employees are no longer functioning at peak performance in the modern workplace, reported best-selling author and performance expert Tony Schwartz. To help managers and employees, he developed a diagnostic tool, “The Energy Audit,” which measures how individuals are coping in their work environments.
Americans spend up to 20 percent of their waking hours on social media sites. According to Mashable, use of social media at work is costing companies up to $650 billion in profits per year, so employers have good reason to be concerned. But how can a company protect itself while maintaining good relationships with its employees?
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