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.
Test your career and work-related goals to see if they stand up to these four questions:
George Stalk’s fiercely competitive spirit has helped companies around
the world play to win ... decisively. His gospel of continuous
improvement in a “virtuous cycle” exhorts leaders to set the pace,
never to rest on their laurels and to stretch out the life span of each
product. Here are Stalk’s strategies:
Every day is filled with interruptions, ringing phones and a flood of
incoming information. Yet, certain events each day are different from
everything else. They’re opportunities. Unless you’re on the lookout for them, they pass you by. To catch them:
Private conversations alone can’t mobilize your people to execute a strategy. To initiate a conversation that matters, make sure it covers these bases:
Workplace violence has gone far beyond the stereotype of the disgruntled postal worker. No workplace is immune. In fact, each week, an average of 20 employees are killed and about 18,000 are assaulted on the job, according to government statistics. What triggers on-the-job violence? The top reasons: personality conflicts, work-related stress, family or marital problems, […]
Issue: Often, the key to succeeding in your job is persuading people to do what you want them to do, without resenting you for it.
Benefit: Using guilt, in a ...
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Employees who are competent, yet complacent pose a challenge to many front-line managers. Sometimes, it's best (and easiest) to chalk their lack of drive up to personality and leave it at that. But managers need to get their people to work at their full potential.
You're the operations supervisor of a plant in a rural area where people know each other well, and you and your people enjoy the friendly atmosphere that prevails on the plant floor. The problem is, some people have been taking advantage of that atmosphere. And they aren't even employees ...
In the wake of corporate scandals, many enterprises have beefed up their ethics programs. But managers are now reporting cases of ethical overkill—employees blowing the whistle in every case where they think policies might have been violated.