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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.

When praise is not working for you
You need to sell ideas to your employees, such as why they must adhere to corporate policies.
Everyone has bad days. But a moody person may brood so much that it brings the whole team down.
Employees are quitting in droves and you’re not sure why. Don’t guess. Ask them.
If a staffer makes a thoughtless or offensive remark—and you can tell he regrets it—don’t rush to lecture him.
If you participate in an industry trade group or professional association, grab the most exposure.
Even though I’m in the technology business, my success is built on one simple thing: communicating.
If you’re in a rut, resist the urge to confront your boss and say, “I’m not challenged. I need to learn and grow in this job.”
Most CEOs will readily admit a big mistake they made early in their careers—and what they learned.
To propose the most compelling time- or cost-saving ideas, first analyze them like a CEO.