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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Time management consultant Alan Lakein says there’s more to handling time well than just being efficient.You also need to be alert for “quality moments” when you’re having exceptionally valuable experiences.
Few people like change, yet you have to lead people through it. Here are four strategies to make the emotional and cultural hurdles less wrenching:
Left unchecked, the same qualities that drive leaders to the top will assure their downfall. To survive at that altitude, you have to throw off certain dangerous habits.
In today’s tight job market, it is surprising that job candidates feel free to ask hardball questions in interviews.Yet they do ask questions like the ones that follow, and your ability to field them can help you hire the stronger candidates out there:
Anu Shukla didn’t know when she started out in the tech industry 17 years ago that treating her people like “prize stallions” would inspire their best work and induce them to follow her anywhere.
Diplomacy is a quality that can help front-line managers be more effective — and get ahead. How diplomatic are you? Take this quiz and find out:
Noncompete agreements are easier signed than enforced. So your noncompete restrictions must give the person a "reasonable opportunity" to pursue a livelihood in his or her chosen field.
What's considered ...
"The ability to think and act on your feet. The talent to respond to changing circumstances. The facility to change circumstances to fit needs. Superior idea generation and brainstorming skills. Speed and flexibility in crisis management. Spontaneity ... " Does this sound like a recipe for your team's success?
You know what they say about good intentions. As the following case shows, if your anti-harassment efforts are seen as an attempt to squash a union-organizing bid, you could be slapped ...
Many managers wince at integrating contingent workers into teams with "real" employees. But there's no reason why contingent workers should contribute any less to your team's success than any other employees.