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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.

Bob Lutz is one leader who knows how to break rules

Cooperation is fine, but sometimes, a leader has to come out ahead in oneon- one competition for a specific prize.

Laying out goals

by on January 1, 2004 2:00pm
in Leaders & Managers

Research suggests that few employees understand their organization’s goals, so it’s your job to lay them out and draw a clear line from strategy to action.

You may think of them as “merely vices,” but succumbing to even one of the seven deadly sins can cripple your ability to lead.

All team leaders set long-term goals and objectives for the group.
No managers like to enforce policies they don't support themselves. But doing so is an essential skill for team leaders.
Consider these two scenarios:
1. At the suggestion of a project manager, your organization starts an employee committee to provide workers a voice in safety issues. Management and the safety ...
Issue: Court ruling makes it easier to win defamation suits stemming from poor job references. Risk: Thousands of dollars in defamation claims. Action: Limit the number of people authorized ...
If you’re ever hauled into court to testify in a case against our organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink our defense or make our arguments float. And don’t forget: More than your credibility as a manager may be on trial; you could be held personally liable for your actions, if [...]
Issue: Firing someone who threatens a co-worker may be worth the risk of being sued for wrongful discharge. Risk: Wrongful-discharge claims versus serious injury or even death: Which would be ...