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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For hundreds and even thousands of years, greed has been depicted as a plunderer of battlefields and a dragon hoarding glittering piles of treasure.
When you work in an enterprise to which every position and every person is vital, the loss of any employee interferes with the workflow. It's important to close the gap as quickly as you can with minimum disruption.
Dan knew that in the long run, working with Andy was a better investment than starting over with a new hire. Here's the strategy he used to coach his promising but undependable worker:
In a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, men ranked work-life balance as a higher priority than did women, and workers younger than age 50 valued it more highly than did baby boomers.
Employers "hire for fit" all the time. But sometimes, a fine line exists between basing decisions on job-related qualifications and the employer's "gut feelings" about the applicant. The problem: That gut ...
As parts of south Asia struggle to recover from the Dec. 26 tsunami, U.S. companies began mobilizing in huge numbers to send money and supplies.
Among the examples: Posting letters ...
Issue: Temporary managers and executives can fill a short-term void and save money in the long run.
Benefit: Filling the right positions with interim replacements can enhance your reputation as ...
Issue: Improving the productivity of your part-time employees.
Risk: Part-timers often feel, and are sometimes treated, like second-class citizens, which can hurt their performance.
Action: Work with supervisors to ...
Leaders often balance opposite qualities—passion and calculation, ego and humility—to keep them moving forward without going off the deep end.
When Stephen Bechtel was a boy, he loved helping his father build rail lines and highways through backwoods California. He never stopped building; he just took on bigger and bigger projects. In fact, many of the things he built are so big, they can be seen with the naked eye from outer space: