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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“We use the names of the Old Testament characters Cain and Abel as a metaphor for the ongoing battle between cunning (Cain) and ability (Abel) in today’s workplace.”
If Hollywood made a movie about Ron Shaw’s life, they’d call it “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom.”
Keep setbacks in perspective.
An acquaintance refers to your boss as a pillar of integrity, although you suspect he may ‘cook the books.’
When workers lose their composure, they often rail against their colleagues or the company.
A Boston-based consultant, Smythe Dorward Lambert, asks its clients’ employees to evaluate management’s performance. A constant comment: The company says one thing and does another.
You want more allies at work, but you’re not a natural at making friends. Perhaps you’re too quiet, prickly or blunt.
You give a great speech, only to fall apart during the Q&A. Unscripted interplay may cause you to stutter, misspeak and repeat yourself.
In the first few minutes of a meeting, everyone’s attentive. But as tough issues arise, participants might bicker, form cliques and ignore the facilitator.
I’m an interim manager for one year, and I want to be more than a caretaker. How can I make an immediate impact on my staff of 10?