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.

When you meet an influential person, learn as much as you can, with this structured timeline approach:
As a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, football coaching prodigy-to-be Jon Gruden found himself passing a note to assistant coach Walt Harris during an important game against Auburn.
Negative team members are like poison. Left unchecked, they corrode morale through the ranks. They can take many forms, including:
If it ain’t broke, blow it up. That’s the legacy that General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt inherited ... so that’s what he’s doing.
Leaders can say a lot about how much they value their people by undertaking some physical act of labor.
Dan Wieden launched his advertising career in the basement of a union hall in Portland, Ore., with nothing more than a pay phone and a borrowed typewriter, on which he tapped out a slogan: “Just do it.”
Alexander the Great became one of the most accomplished generals in history, creating a huge empire through a mix of intelligence, humanity and courage.
The notion that people could fly remained the gold standard of impossibility right up until the Wright brothers actually did it.
Do people pitch ideas to you that they think they want you to hear? Or do they present ideas they really want to put into practice?
Make sure all versions of your company policies, whether in employee handbooks, online policies or even offer letters, contain clear at-will employment statements.
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