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.

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.
How do you know when you’ve chosen the best solution to a problem? Test it.
You can provide ongoing training—on a shoestring budget—by starting a book club. It’s simple: The team commits to reading a book by a selected due date, and then you meet to discuss what you have learned.
Change is incredibly hard for some people, so you need advocates for any new plans you propose. Start with your management team. Before you launch a large-scale change initiative, such as rebranding, take this tip from Paul Anderson, CEO of leading global resources company BHP Billiton.
Improve morale on your team by bragging about the employees who have left your team—either through promotions or by leaving the organization. Bragging about individuals who went on to bigger and better things can show just how well you train people to become superstars.
Encourage your team to think boldly about changes by asking them to imagine that your organization’s products, services, systems and processes have just been destroyed.
Do your employees jump on assignments with speed and enthusiasm? If you want your team to produce quality work but at a faster pace, follow these tips: