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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Learning to quantify performance goals can take time, but it's a skill worth mastering. Quantified goals help you plan effectively, evaluate your people efficiently and eliminate uncertainty.
What does your team do when there's nothing to do? Here are suggestions for turning downtime into quality time.
You might think affordable—or free—training is hard to come by. Not so, says Linda Newell, director of learning and development for Denverbased Policy Studies Inc.

Are you a gold bug? You may think the time is right to invest in gold or other precious metals (such as silver) as a hedge against inflation or for greater purchasing power. Of course, the price of gold has been known to fluctuate widely, so you need to pay close attention to the ups and downs.

Employees who feel their employers don’t treat them with respect are three times more likely to quit their jobs within two years than those who say they’re treated respectfully, says a new Sirota Survey Intelligence study of 370,000 people.
Polish your reputation as a big-picture person by breaking your responses to questions into distinct sections
Find up-and-comers to groom by doing what Tyson Foods CEO John Tyson does:
Identify go-getters by asking: “What kind of project excites you the most?”
Heed AFLAC CEO Daniel Amos, who credits his success to a very simple philosophy:
Grow as a leader by remembering that alibis are justifications you give yourself for failing to act on important issues.
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