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.

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Leaders often balance opposite qualities—passion and calculation, ego and humility—to keep them moving forward without going off the deep end.
When Stephen Bechtel was a boy, he loved helping his father build rail lines and highways through backwoods California. He never stopped building; he just took on bigger and bigger projects. In fact, many of the things he built are so big, they can be seen with the naked eye from outer space:
It's not as hot a buzz phrase as it was a few years back, but emotional intelligence is still seen by many experts as a prime quality of leadership. Have you checked your EQ lately? Take this quiz and see how you're doing:
When you work in an enterprise to which every position and every person is vital, the loss of any employee interferes with the workflow. It's important to close the gap as quickly as you can with minimum disruption.
Dan knew that in the long run, working with Andy was a better investment than starting over with a new hire. Here's the strategy he used to coach his promising but undependable worker:
In a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, men ranked work-life balance as a higher priority than did women, and workers younger than age 50 valued it more highly than did baby boomers.
Employers "hire for fit" all the time. But sometimes, a fine line exists between basing decisions on job-related qualifications and the employer's "gut feelings" about the applicant. The problem: That gut ...
As parts of south Asia struggle to recover from the Dec. 26 tsunami, U.S. companies began mobilizing in huge numbers to send money and supplies.
Among the examples: Posting letters ...
The things you do in your nonworking hours offer important clues to your leadership strengths, skills and style.
Executive coach Cal LeMon tells the following story about superior customer service: