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.

It’s a simple way to protect your bottom line against currency fluctuations. 
 Do you have personal motivation and the need for for support?
When it came to leading a Major League baseball team, former Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker pursued this simple philosophy: “My high school coach used to say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. The first thing is to identify the ones that will drink.”   
 A spiral-bound notebook by your phone might help the other party "remember" the conversation.
When do you own up to a mistake, cut your losses and keep errors from compounding?
In certain desperate times, you can plan only your first move carefully. Then, you must count on yourself to handle whatever comes up.   
Successful music writer and performer Missy Elliott clearly has a large creative streak. But working as a producer for the stars (Whitney Houston, to name one) is what earned her reputation as an executive leader.
How do you know if you need to stretch? Ask yourself these questions:
In a meeting last year, CEO Jan W. found herself in an awkward situation. “My whole sales staff was talking and talking about an account that they thought was critical,” she says. “I didn’t know anything about the account, and I was too embarrassed to admit it.”
Ask most employees in industry what makes a great executive and they’re likely to say, “He or she should be able to do everyone’s job, only better” or “Our leaders should know more about our business than anyone else here.”