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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You gather a group to brainstorm, swap notes and solve problems. You want them to open up.
You want your team to pounce on a project, take risks and make bold moves. But most teammates prefer to sit back, wait for others to take charge and then say “I told you so” when things go wrong.
When you discover an employee made a mistake, don’t blow up just because it’s particularly costly.
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It appears someone in the office is sabotaging the work of one of my telecommuting employees.
Maximize new employees’ first month by easing them into group activities. Help them feel like accepted team members by treating them equally in meetings (for instance, no “observer” status).
Sometimes you figure that barking orders is the only way something will get done. Not so fast.
One of my employees tends to change his behavior for the better, only to revert to his old self.
You might be a brilliant thinker, a tireless worker and a nice person. But if you get caught in a communication breakdown, all your talents won’t save the day.
Turning slugs into gung-ho workers often calls for a less-is-more strategy.