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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Before Randy Nelson, 53, co-founded and ran two big companies (Orion International and NSTAR Global Services), he spent six years in the U.S. Navy, including serving as an officer on a nuclear submarine. He’s now an entrepreneur and coach in Clayton, N.C., and author of The Second Decision. He advises entrepreneurs in areas such as evaluating risk and advancing from startup phase to growing the organization.

When employees take a leave of absence, it’s difficult. While you want employees to take the time needed to heal either physically or mentally, their absence has left a void on your team. Follow this advice to handle this sensitive situation.
What do Toyota, IKEA and The Walt Disney Company have in common? In their strong organizational cultures, people instinctively react properly to change. Here's how to reach that level.
The Associated Press placed Babe Didrikson Zaharias in the top 10 athletes of the 20th century. "The formula for success is simple," she said. "Practice and concentration, then more practice and more concentration."
The science on forgiveness only dates back to 1989. Here’s some of what’s known.
Only one-third of U.S. workers have a female boss, but they are the nation’s most engaged employees. It could be some companies’ hidden advantage.
During the onboarding process, you do your best to quickly but thoroughly bring new hires up to speed. However, how do you know if new employees are ready to tackle a truly important assignment?

Michele Ferrero only gave one interview and kept one secret: the recipe for his hazelnut-chocolate spread, Nutella. In that one interview, though, Italy’s chocolate king revealed three other trade secrets.

When CEO Bob Diamond resigned from his post at Barclays, it sent a message to other bankers: Even the head honcho’s job isn’t safe if the company gets ensnared in an ethics scandal. Diamond, who left in 2012 over questionable actions among his bank’s traders related to manipulating interest rates, may not have realized a tenet of ethical leadership: It’s not what you’re doing that counts as much as how you’re judged in the court of public opinion.

If you want to be a successful manager, it is critical that you make the following activities part of your regular routine.
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