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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Ted Judah didn’t let a soul stand in his way. He had come from Buffalo, N.Y., to California as chief engineer of the new Central Pacific Railroad for the chance to live out his dream of building a transcontinental railway.
In 1991, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., agreed to chair a Senate committee investigating the fate of America soldiers missing in Vietnam.
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.
As a manager, you need to let employees express their religious beliefs while, at the same time, making sure those expressions don’t infringe on the rights of co-workers or the organization. That task is more difficult than ever. Why? Employee claims of religious discrimination in the workplace have nearly doubled in the past decade. The [...]
Chances are, at least one employee you know suffers from a drug or alcohol problem. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6 million people regularly show up for work while under the influence. If you suspect one of your employees has a problem, don’t immediately confront the employee or insist that [...]

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