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.

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Your team wants to get rid of Martin. Through an emissary, team members say they want you to reassign him to another group.
For at least 20 years, and probably much longer, a legend has circulated about the business or military leader who takes prospective hires out to eat and observes their behavior.
Don Seibert put in ungodly hours for the J.C. Penney department store at the start of his career in the 1940s.
Being soft-spoken doesn’t mean you don’t trot out Mr. Hardball when it counts.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani had been working on a book about leadership for months. Then, within hours of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Giuliani summoned up these principles:

Legend had it that even the son of Zeus couldn’t capture the Rock of Aornos near the Indus River in Persia. Everybody considered it impregnable.
Consultant and author Gerald Kraines, M.D., discusses the differences he sees between companies and leaders that "manage for reality" and those who lead their teams according to fashionable management "fantasies." Which group do you fall in?
Whether you're a new manager or a veteran trying to develop your own team members, it's important to remember: Before you can act like a leader, you need to think like a leader. Here's some advice you can take to heart.
Can supervisors be guilty of retaliation if they give a mostly positive performance review? Yes, it's possible.
As the following case shows, if an employee views any part of her ...
When handled effectively, reviews can be a tremendous help in closing the gap between what your employees do and what you need them to do. But a number of things can get in the way of an effective review.
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