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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.

When you’re struggling with a nagging problem—from a personnel dispute to a troubling trend in your financial reports—assess the situation wearing three hats.
You don’t want to overwhelm your staff with lots of silly rules. But that doesn’t mean you should let them ignore company rules.
When setbacks occur, all eyes turn to you for leadership. Deep down, you’re panicking. But on the outside you’re tough as nails.
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.
Charles Harwood spent 10 years as president of N.V. Philips’ integrated circuit company in America. Under his watch, the division’s annual sales reached $700 million and it built up to 10,000 employees.

Q. I’ve had the same boss for seven years. It has been a decent relationship, but lately he’s acting weird. He snaps more easily, finds fault with my work and nags me relentlessly. What should I do?

Some managers invest thousands of dollars on motivational seminars to make employees care more about their jobs. What a waste.
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.