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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.

Advice on how to handle these sticky situations at work...
Many companies have a policy of merely confirming an ex-employee’s dates of employment. Asking for opinions about performance may be fruitless
Help your staff work smarter by breaking your instructions into three stages.
You’re tired of hiring consultants to train your staff. You want your employees to learn about change management, teamwork and communication skills by doing—not sitting and listening to “experts” lecture about it.
If you and your team travel often on business, it may pay to check into a corporate apartment rather than a hotel room.
When an employee comes to you with a problem, put it in perspective before you scurry to solve it.
Don’t feel you must be sneaky when checking e-mail or computer files.
You’re a manager, not a salesperson. But that shouldn’t stop you from applying tricks of the sales trade to sharpen your management style.
Go-getters stand out. They keep themselves visible without hogging center stage. And they ensure that once they produce results, their hard work isn’t forgotten.
I knew a guy with a great résumé. He had technical expertise, a nice mix of job experiences and a steady work history. He interviewed well, too.