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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The jazz composer and orchestra leader Duke Ellington was born only 34 years after the 1865 emancipation of slaves. His father worked first as a butler at the White House and later as a blueprint maker for the U.S. Navy.
Paul McDermott moved up from a high-volume producer in commercial real estate to a vice president at Freddie Mac. Along the way to becoming an executive, he learned a most important lesson:
Do you resemble a Roman or Greek leader?
Ever hear of Internet time? It’s kind of like dog years: Each calendar year equals six Web years.
Summer can be a trying time for managers. But effective managers and enterprises take steps to keep productivity up to par dur­ing the warm season.
In an era when there seems to be a new management theory every week or so, it can be enlightening to take a look at the old classics.
Learning to quantify performance goals can take time, but it's a skill worth mastering. Quantified goals help you plan effectively, evaluate your people efficiently and eliminate uncertainty.
What does your team do when there's nothing to do? Here are suggestions for turning downtime into quality time.
You might think affordable—or free—training is hard to come by. Not so, says Linda Newell, director of learning and development for Denverbased Policy Studies Inc.

Are you a gold bug? You may think the time is right to invest in gold or other precious metals (such as silver) as a hedge against inflation or for greater purchasing power. Of course, the price of gold has been known to fluctuate widely, so you need to pay close attention to the ups and downs.

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