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.

In 1963, John F. Kennedy went to West Berlin and declared that, while freedom comes hard and democracy isn’t perfect, “We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in.”


Toiling away at the Gotham Bar and Grill for 19 years, Alfred Portale produced something else besides his own three-star restaurant in Manhattan: He taught the rigors of fine cooking to eight other great chefs, who went on to create their own highly rated restaurants.
It’s difficult to imagine today, but when General Motors put its new Corvette on national tour in 1953, the car fell flat in the marketplace.
One way to hang onto your lead is to maintain the pressure after a surprise attack. Here’s a schoolyard stunt that illustrates the point:
To maintain your leadership position, ask yourself the following hard-edged questions posed by leadership wise men Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.
No matter how great you think you are, some things about you drive your people crazy.
Cultivate the habit of asking “What went right?” after successes as often as you ask “What went wrong?” after setbacks.
Do you need a visa and a passport when you travel to Mozambique? Yes, you do.
The only guaranteed way to keep people from wasting time in your organization is to stop wasting time yourself.
How did the iPod MP3 player—not a computer—become Apple’s defining product over the past three years?