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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Heed AFLAC CEO Daniel Amos, who credits his success to a very simple philosophy:
Grow as a leader by remembering that alibis are justifications you give yourself for failing to act on important issues.
 Whenever you can, build immortal works.
Polish your reputation as a big-picture person by breaking your responses to questions into distinct sections
Find up-and-comers to groom by doing what Tyson Foods CEO John Tyson does:
Identify go-getters by asking: “What kind of project excites you the most?”
If your managers completely control hiring and firing, and you’d like to explore a less hierarchical system, consider adding peer reviews. Take the U.S. Army’s Ranger school, as described by Kelly Perdew, one of only about a third of candidates who earn a Ranger tab on their first 67-day battle with the wilderness.
Some late bloomers are individuals. Some are corporations. But in all cases, their success stories show that an early start isn’t always a necessary component of success.
Eloquent words are fine, but they turn hollow without the courage to back them up.
When Mary Kay Ash started her career in sales with Stanley Home Products, she figured she could learn something at the company’s annual convention. Those three days changed her life.
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