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.

Bob Lutz, the automotive wizard who championed the Dodge Viper and Pontiac’s new GTO, hates “windy” business language. To cut down on the jargon and sound more like a down-to-earth leader, say:

The greatest ideas and creations are infectious, said Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. People can’t stop thinking about them. They feel drawn to the person who spawned the idea. And they bond with other people who’ve come under the spell of the same idea.
Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson is no shrinking violet. But he’s only half joking when he says he fears Jamie Foster Brown, his protégé who’s now a media phenomenon herself.
One executive after another has crashed at Coca-Cola because his personality ran against the company’s ingrained culture.
Not your typical rock-star-turned business-owner, Jon Bon Jovi takes an active hand in his ownership of the Arena Football League’s (AFL) Philadelphia Soul franchise.
Great leaders tell people not only what to do, but also why.
Issue: How much should you, or the hiring manager, "sell" a position versus giving the full picture, warts and all? Risk: Providing an overly rosy scenario will create ...
In his book Don't Oil the Squeaky Wheel, Wolf Rinke debunks management myths and offers counterintuitive strategies to lead readers toward "contrarian leadership."
The HR Specialist joined more than 12,000 HR professionals in New Orleans this summer for the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. Here are some ...
Issue: The CEO is looking over HR's shoulder, expecting you to find the magic bullet to reduce health-insurance costs. Benefit: Saving the organization money ...