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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.

You’ve already tried asking your team open-ended questions like, “How can we fix this problem?”
Here’s a persuasive strategy that few managers use: two-sided argumentation.
Never inject such a personal tone into a business conversation.
The ability to express your ideas freely, succinctly and tactfully marks you as a leader.
If your employees dread delivering bad news in person, they may call you instead. By accepting what they say with relative calm, you encourage them to reveal more information and propose solutions.
What to do if you have been left largely idle at work
The average U.S. worker changes jobs every 4 1/2 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So prepare now for what you’ll ask for during a job switch, even if you’re not aggressively job-hunting.
When colleagues and staff ask you for favors, you may dread saying no.
Plan to end around lunch time, and take everyone out.
Even if you’re loaded with talent and ambition, your career path will stall if you take everything personally.