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.
Adversity stinks, but it does wake you up.
Doug Sundheim, a leadership adviser whose friend recently got the ax in a round of corporate layoffs, says that when you find yourself in a tough spot, you should do the following:
It’s a growing truth: The closer you are to the top, the more you’re in
danger of lacking for professional development, feedback, friendship,
recognition and praise. Regular praise and professional development often dry up near the top of the food chain.
As Philadelphia Eagles fans “welcomed” him with a lusty chorus of boos,
newly drafted quarterback Donovan McNabb must have questioned his debut
to the National Football League. “I hadn’t even taken a snap and they were on me,” says the Eagles top
draft pick of 2000, whose selection die-hard Eagles fans, um, disagreed with.
When the citizens of Richmond,Va., overwhelmingly decided to switch
from a “weak mayor” to a “strong mayor” government and picked former
Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder to run it, he responded by pledging
allegiance to the city and nothing else.
Issue: How to make senior execs view you as a bottom-line contributor, not a "necessary evil" in your organization.
Benefit: Gain respect and build evidence for your next pay-raise negotiation. ...
Issue: Ready-to-use employee training materials flood the Internet.
Risk: Your supervisors create liability risks by distributing videos, books or handouts without first vetting them for offensive content.
Action: Review ...
Issue: When it comes to skills building, many HR specialists think only about the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Risk: SHRM is a great source, but HR pros shouldn't ...
As much as many of us dislike doing performance reviews, they're a critical part of our jobs as people managers, both to help our employees succeed and to keep our enterprises out of legal trouble. Here are some trustworthy insights from the pros:
When Don went on vacation two weeks ago, Regina reduced his assignment load and reset his deadlines so that he could enjoy his time off. But since he got back, Don has been drifting, and his production is low ...
"If you're not good at relationships, you can and will fail." That's according to change-management consultant Morris R. Shechtman, author of Fifth Wave Leadership: The Internal Frontier. "When you care enough about people to invest in a caring, honest, challenging relationship with them, you breed accountability."