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.

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When an employee refuses to carry out an order, supervisors may automatically think such insubordination is worthy of discipline or firing. Not so fast! That initial response, punish the employee, may ...
There may be areas of your workplace that supervisors, and maybe even HR, rarely visit, such as locker rooms, loading docks and break rooms. But don't take a "hear no evil, ...
Issue: Hurricane Katrina's devastation woke up many employers to the need to revisit their disaster plans.
Risk: Even if you drafted a plan after the 9/11 attacks, you may find ...
Stay in tune with your people by refusing to multitask when someone pops in your office.
Use a change in weather as an excuse to review your wardrobe.
If you’re lucky, you’re leading a synergistic culture. That means you’re pulling in the same direction as the people in the ranks. If you’re not lucky, you’re leading an antagonistic culture. That means you’re pushing outlooks that most of your people don’t value.
People are afraid to become leaders because the role demands visibility and vulnerability. Even people already in leadership positions often shirk the essential part of their jobs requiring their presence at the front of the pack. It’s impossible to lead without putting yourself out there. To be a leader means:
Tired of negativity at work? OK. Here are some good things employees have to say about their bosses … the kind of leaders they’d go to the moon for.
Bruce Gordon is a leader to keep an eye on. As the new chief exec of the NAACP, he’s the first leader in the organization’s history with a corporate background.
Marketing exec Jeffrey J. Fox doesn’t like the old saying that if you do what you love, success will follow. His view: “Take the job that offers you the most money. If you are in a corporation, always take the transfer, promotion or assignment that pays the most.” Sounds mercenary, until you hear Fox’s rationale: