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.

Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, announced recently that these properties will be the first of their kind in Vegas to accept the Bitcoin, the digital currency that is not distributed by traditional banks. The casinos aren't quite ready to take Bitcoins on the gambling floor, but they'll be accepted at the front desk and in the adjoining restaurants and gift shop.
Once upon a time, there was a sports hero. He was admired by all. Then he lied.

With the passing of actor Andy Griffith in 2012, his most famous TV character, Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry, is worth another look for his low-key brand of leadership. Here are a few of the sheriff’s lessons on caring more and fussing less.

After Roger Schwarz bought a new sofa, he found that it squeaked when he sat on it at home. He complained to the store’s owner, who insisted that the sofa was identical to the others he sold—and they all squeaked. Schwarz and the owner decided to test three sofas at the warehouse ...
Without realizing it, you may cast gloom and doom over your team. It’s all in your word choice.
Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, is changing the way employees at his company work, interact and view themselves in a sweeping program to eliminate job titles and the standard concept of management.
Chris Rufer has brought innovation to an industry not accustomed to outside-the-box thinking: tomato processing. Rufer views the traditional relationship be­­tween supervisor and employee as “forced” and “artificial.”
New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, supports replacing all of Manhattan's carriage horses with electric, vintage-replica vehicles that will transport tourists instead.
Dave Kerpen, a student of all things likeable and author of Likeable Leadership, posts a batch of tips from top managers and CEOs on what you should never say, including these “Office Space”-worthy gems.
Don’t lose hope if you haven’t experienced a “Eureka!” moment when it comes to your next big idea. The discovery of new ideas doesn’t come to you out of the blue.