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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Your newest team member, Sharon, generally does a good job of keeping the work flowing in her area. But of course, nobody's perfect ...
Studies show that nearly all the time most managers spent on "people work" is divided between their best performers and their worst ones. The people in the mid­dle end up fending for themselves. Though difficult to avoid entirely, the problems that complicate the management of the work of average performers can be resolved.
You've called your top team mem­bers into your office and asked them to coordinate a special project. It's a new sort of task for them, unlike your team's typical work, and they're unsure where to begin. Help them develop their project management skills by sharing with them these 10 key steps.
Everybody wants to be creative, right? Here are some tips for bringing out creativity in yourself and your team:
What should you do when an employee gives you two weeks' notice? Help write a happy ending with these steps:
When one of your employees becomes seriously ill, you face two major challenges at once: understanding the emotions of the employee and other co-workers, while making sure that the necessary work still gets done.
Ensure that you’re hewing closely to your core leadership strengths by taking mental snapshots of yourself at random times during the day.
Build your résumé by searching under your name on popular search engines
Don’t trust easy answers. The best response to a troubling question is often another question … or lots of them.
Keep your team’s production high by determining why you’ve stopped assigning important projects to certain people.
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