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.

Make it easier to ride herd on two, three or more complex projects by creating a master schedule of all their check-in dates, deadlines and other actions.
Eleven years ago, Dell Computers held 20 to 25 days’ worth of inventory in its warehouses. Now, it has no warehouses.
What do you do when your team all but refuses to work with other teams?
Do you have a lucky tie? A power perfume that you wear to high-stakes meetings?
Remember this when leading a video conference:  People can’t read your body language or sense your energy level when all they see is your torso and above on the monitor. Worse yet, they’ll subconsciously compare you to TV anchors.
Ever wonder how someone pulls off a superhuman feat? Sometimes, leaders are inspired by other leaders.
To learn as a team, you have to gather for product reviews and examine what did and didn’t happen, without assigning blame or recognition.

Brig. Gen. Richard Rowe, director of operations for the U.S. Northern Command, built his leadership on three principles:
Here’s a bit of advice from the research director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership on how to avoid going bad as a leader:
The chairman of Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee had been crafting a bill for months that would clean up the state’s fiscal mess. The legislation tracked well with the senator’s record for fiscal responsibility, but it would be a hard pill for his fellow Republicans to swallow.