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.

It looked like Muhammad Ali was about to meet his match in October 1974 against colossal fighter George Foreman. But he didn’t; Ali took the world heavyweight title away from the heavily favored Foreman—whose thunderous punches, some feared, would permanently injure or even kill Ali—and went on to defend it successfully 10 times.
SAS Institute, a software company with sales that topped $1 billion in 1999, uses a simple approach to develop products right the first time.
After leading the first U.S. bombing of Japan, within months of Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. James Doolittle had to ditch his B-25 on a mountaintop in China. Only one of his 16 bombers landed safely. Several fliers died during the mission, and several more were captured and executed. Even though he thought the raid had succeeded—it was, in fact, the first U.S. victory in the Pacific—Doolittle felt he’d failed his men.
Soldier/diplomat Col. Tom Wilhelm came of age during the collapse of communism, cut his teeth in the Balkans and now represents the U.S. military in Mongolia.
Are you a lone ranger in this era of team players?
Take a few tips on using the art of self-promotion from communication consultant Peggy Klaus:
After studying ancient Greek drama masterpieces, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) concluded that great accomplishments come from people who can think in two distinct ways at the same time:
New Zealand is studying how to turn its scientists into business leaders who can take their innovations to international markets. In interviews with 31 business leaders, a government sponsored study found these transition points in the path of a leader:
Issue: Noncompete agreements are more easily signed than enforced. Risk: One sure way to crush your noncompete's legality is to include overly restrictive time and geographical limits. Action: Make ...
Suspecting that an employee's performance is suffering due to personal problems is one of the toughest situations a supervisor can face. Here's some advice that can help: