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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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.

Become a Beta leader and build a Beta workplace ... Deliver consistently with “deliberate practice” ... Don't shy away from one very informal word.
Think of a take-charge CEO and you may envision a loudmouth barking orders. But that’s not necessarily the right way to lead. Quieter, more measured leaders often succeed as well.
The world's most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, tried to convince people for almost 40 years that neither light nor information could escape a black hole. In an interview with New Scientist, he now describes this theory as his biggest blunder.
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