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.

If you want to create a legacy for yourself, take time in this new year to answer the five questions that follow.Your answers will lay the foundation.
Attention, women leaders: When it comes to leadership—or anything else—men more often bully their way into getting what they want, while women tend to accommodate and back down. When faced with tough negotiations, women should dredge up these tactics to mute their anxiety and prime their bargaining skills:
Your team wants to get rid of Martin. Through an emissary, team members say they want you to reassign him to another group.
For at least 20 years, and probably much longer, a legend has circulated about the business or military leader who takes prospective hires out to eat and observes their behavior.
Don Seibert put in ungodly hours for the J.C. Penney department store at the start of his career in the 1940s.
Being soft-spoken doesn’t mean you don’t trot out Mr. Hardball when it counts.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had been working on a book about leadership for months. Then, within hours of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Giuliani summoned up these principles:

Legend had it that even the son of Zeus couldn’t capture the Rock of Aornos near the Indus River in Persia. Everybody considered it impregnable.
When handled effectively, reviews can be a tremendous help in closing the gap between what your employees do and what you need them to do. But a number of things can get in the way of an effective review.

Las Vegas—The most negative opinions you hear at work may be coming from—surprise!—you. Listen closely to what you tell yourself and others, and then slash the negative attitudes that hold you back.