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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Everyone agrees it's important to delegate, but few of us do enough of it. Are you using this important management tool to develop your staff and make the most of your time?
Good training doesn't just happen. It's the result of careful preparation and part of a well-developed system of supervision.
Fred is working his first job and, though he's eager and interested, he unquestion­ably has a few rough edges. How do you transform him into a valuable, smoothly integrated member of your team?
You can make some tax-wise choices in your financial affairs to improve the outlook for this year and future years. Here are several ideas.
Earlier this month, coffee giant Starbucks Corp. was forced to withdraw an employee discount for a free iced coffee at its shops in the southeastern United States after things got out of hand.
The Small Business Administration is offering “podcasts”— oral presentations that you can download onto an iPod or other portable mp3 player — on topics related to the launch and growth of business.
How would you rate your employees? You can probably identify your best and worst performers in an instant. All small business owners and execs form opinions of their people, just as teachers assess their students. And those opinions tend to stick.
Thanks to breakthroughs in neuroscience, we can better understand how the brain works … and help your employees outgrow bad habits.
Start drafting your personal mission statement by recalling the people who exerted the most positive influence on your life.
Weed out job candidates who talk a good game but can’t think critically
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