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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.

Practice these three “higher ground” roads to success:

The most visionary leaders spend the least time committing their visions to paper and the most time living them, says leadership trainer Jim Collins.
In most lines of business, it’s better to be a doer than a waffler. But former House Majority Leader Dick Armey puts a finer point on the issue.
Sometimes, you have to jolt productivity upward by halting it.
The players’ association for professional golfers gives a trophy each year to the pro with the lowest stroke average over the season.
As you take on more speaking engagements, you may be tempted towing it. Don’t.
Only weeks after Tavis Smiley lost his job as host of Black Entertainment Television’s “Tonight With Tavis Smiley” show, the affable host was deluged with job offers.
Take a page from Evan Greenberg, who this month is to become chief executive of a fast-growing outfit that’s giving his dad’s firm, the monster insurance company AIG, a run for its money.
High-powered teams function like the high-powered creative groups that produce Hollywood movies, says leadership guru Warren Bennis. Here’s how to build a Hollywood-style team of your own:
While leading the charge into unknown territory, you could easily freeze as your inner voice screams “Do something!” The solution: Pick something small and plunge in.