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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Take a few minutes to assess your people’s work environment.
The colder it is outside, the more layers of clothing you don to stay warm.
Sometimes, you need to provide lots of guidance to a newcomer who is tackling a task for the first time.
The owners of New Hope Communications in Colorado distribute feedback forms inside paycheck envelopes.

You know if you’re an alpha male: You stress out when you’re not in charge.
Bartering isn’t just for small businesses owners.
Even in conversation, Maj. Richard “Dick” Winters shows the leadership traits that made him a key player on D-day and a pivotal character in the HBO World War II series Band of Brothers. Here’s a sampling of how Winters’ careful preparation honed his leadership skills:
A midlevel marketing manager recently flew to London on British Airways. The flight was to land at Heathrow Airport, but a labor dispute on the ground diverted the plane, which circled awhile, then landed at another airport, then sat on the runway, then took off again and landed at Heathrow. The delay chewed up about 90 minutes.
Painter James Rosenquist is recognized as one of the greatest American artists today, a position solidified by recent exhibitions of his work at the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Spain.
Most people see the good that comes of failure only months or years later. This exercise helps you conduct a “real time” assessment so you can learn from failure right away.
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