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 Apple was developing the iMac, Steve Jobs tried out package designs himself.
In his youth, Saint Augustine (A.D. 354-430) lived a somewhat wild existence. One night, he and his rowdy friends stole a beautiful little tree from someone’s yard for no reason.
Good leaders encourage both teams and individual stars, even when the dominant culture is oriented toward teamwork.
Don’t overlook this critical factor when you’re negotiating: how the other person feels about the issue at hand.
Provide ‘BlackBerry breaks’ during lengthy meetings.
If you rely on suppliers to stay current on technical matters, perhaps you need to train them. That’s what Ford Motor Co. did last year when it launched the Ford Design Institute, an online training center for the engineers at Ford’s suppliers.
He was known for his reticence and composure, yet Gen. George C. Marshall, in at least three famous moments, publicly confronted his superiors.


Ever heard a good, rational reason for trusting your gut?
Yo, future CEOs. Peter Drucker would like a word with you.
Yes, leadership is more about what you do than what you say. But it’s also about what you say … and how you say it.