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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.

With the recent rash of shootings in America’s offices, it’s more important than ever to spot dangerous behaviors in co-workers.
You’re in a bind: You manage a highego, power-hungry schemer who tramples over peers and alienates underlings. But he also brings impressive talent to the job and isn’t easy to replace.
To draw out shy employees, start by asking a simple, fact-finding question.

Evolve!

by on January 1, 2000 3:00am
in Leaders & Managers,Office Management

Enlightened managers have the knowledge and savvy to get the most from their team.
As a born-again Christian, Kenneth Weiss says he is required to share his religious beliefs with others, including co-workers. But for some, working with him was hell.
He condemned co-workers, ...
Rather than assign good-bad or right-wrong labels to what you hear, confirm your understanding in neutral language.
If you’re confused by an employee’s behavior, don’t let that stop you from speaking clearly.
Build rapport with employees by showing that you’re not all business all the time.
Many middle managers top out because they lack the ability to think like a CEO. For author Constantinos C. Markides, the key to moving up is to develop your strategic thinking.
You’re often privy to confidential information like impending layoffs or a corporate merger. As much as you’d like to tell your employees, you can’t. You must keep quiet until final decisions are made.