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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Employees need to trust you as their leader if they’re going to outperform as a team. They must believe you’ll put their interests ahead of your own.
There’s no shortage of negative employee behaviors that can have an ill effect on the entire workplace. Use these tricks of the managerial trade to deal with some of the most irritating employee types.
Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High in Roosevelt, Utah, recently suspended his entire team until further notice.
In 1962, editors at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists judged that the world was perilously close to a nuclear holocaust. It was at this moment that physicist Freeman Dyson, a visionary in math to medicine, weighed in on bomb shelters ...
When you open the floor to questions, you must still retain command of the proceedings. To engineer a crisp, informative Q&A, apply these techniques.
Like many senior executives, Donald Keough makes clear-cut decisions. But sometimes—as when he was president of The Coca-Cola Co. in 1989—his snap judgments have made him appear too bossy ...
As long as you’ve got people, you’ve got talent. What may be missing are people who choose to maximize their abilities.
Employees of Boston-based apparel company Life is Good asked whether they could do something to raise money for the victims of the bombings that occurred at this year's marathon. CEO Bert Jacobs' first response was no but he soon changed his mind. “We’re a brand about the power of optimism,” he says. “We should be leaders of the spirit when bad things happen.”
One of the most sensitive areas for any supervisor is introducing change to an employee. Here are three points to keep in mind whenever an employee says “no” to a legitimate work order.
As an emergency manager in Florida, FEMA chief Craig Fugate become known for his "thunderbolt" drills, in which he launched surprise disaster scenarios on staff members who were expected to react with the same speed and decisiveness as they would in a real situation.