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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Without realizing it, you may be reacting to good per­­form­­ance in ways that discourage employ­­ees from repeating the achievement.
We’re all subject to lapses that make us look unprofessional. Here are seven reminders of what to avoid.
The problem for many managers who are hesitant to allow telecommuting is that they have no way of knowing if employees are actually working. Follow these tips to ease that concern.
Furniture retailers took a hit in 2009 when the economy fizzled. As competitors scraped to survive, Art Van Furniture—a Michigan-based regional chain—hired Kim Yost as CEO to help it weather the storm. Yost hit the ground running.
When employees are at each other’s throats, it’s natural not to want to get between them. As tempting as it is to ignore it, it is, however, part of your job to address destructive conflict. Here’s how.
How many times have you driven home from the office thinking, “The only reason that guy got the acclaim today is because he’s so vocal and social—the system is totally rigged in favor of the loud”?
Employee insomnia results in 11.3 days of lost productivity per year, according to Harvard research. Here's how to help employees eliminate some of the stress that causes them so many sleepless nights—and protect your organization’s productivity.
Brennan Mulcahy takes an old approach to sell a new product: His sales force goes door-to-door to sign up customers.
Sometimes, even our most talented employees meet with failure. Here are five steps to take to keep productivity humming.
When you appear strong and confident, gaining influence is a much easier job. And projecting a powerful image may not require more than a few tweaks to how you act.
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