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.

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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 ...
Don’t fall back on excuses— someone hasn’t returned a call or provided some data you need—for not finishing something.
Resist the temptation to keep people who hate each other from working together.
Allow your people to surprise you with their talent and ideas
Reap the best return from available talent by limiting the number of people you assign to project teams.
Add a little extra assurance when assigning an important project
Use e-mail as Bill Gates does: to flatten the hierarchy in your department or organization.
Many historians now agree that the late Pope John Paul II was a powerful force behind the fall of communism.
In his later years, Winston Churchill napped every afternoon, leaving these instructions: “Wake me only in the event of a crisis. I define a crisis to be the armed invasion of the British Isles.” The point: Leaders know the difference between a crisis and a routine setback. Do you?
When you occupy the dark-horse position, how can you beat the front-runner? Be quiet, consistent and stick to your message. That’s exactly how Woodrow Wilson won the 1918 Democratic presidential nomination.
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