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.

When Apple was developing the iMac, Steve Jobs tried out package designs himself.
If you rely on suppliers to stay current on technical matters, perhaps you need to train them. That’s what Ford Motor Co. did last year when it launched the Ford Design Institute, an online training center for the engineers at Ford’s suppliers.
In his youth, Saint Augustine (A.D. 354-430) lived a somewhat wild existence. One night, he and his rowdy friends stole a beautiful little tree from someone’s yard for no reason.
Good leaders encourage both teams and individual stars, even when the dominant culture is oriented toward teamwork.
Don’t overlook this critical factor when you’re negotiating: how the other person feels about the issue at hand.
Provide ‘BlackBerry breaks’ during lengthy meetings.
He was known for his reticence and composure, yet Gen. George C. Marshall, in at least three famous moments, publicly confronted his superiors.


Ever heard a good, rational reason for trusting your gut?
Jack wants one more promotion— to group leader—before he retires.You sympathize with Jack's desire, but you just don't think he's cut out for management ...
Issue: The Labor Department has finalized rules that redefine which employees are eligible for overtime pay. Benefit/risks: Clearer rules should cut your misclassification risks, but you face a steep learning ...