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.

If your employees dread delivering bad news in person, they may call you instead. By accepting what they say with relative calm, you encourage them to reveal more information and propose solutions.
What to do if you have been left largely idle at work
When you’ve got momentum, you can get more work done in less time—and feel exhilarated.
You’re expected to maintain the same staffing and performance, even as your budget gets cut. Sound familiar?
Dealing with delegating
You’ve already tried asking your team open-ended questions like, “How can we fix this problem?”
Here’s a persuasive strategy that few managers use: two-sided argumentation.
Never inject such a personal tone into a business conversation.
The average U.S. worker changes jobs every 4 1/2 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So prepare now for what you’ll ask for during a job switch, even if you’re not aggressively job-hunting.
When colleagues and staff ask you for favors, you may dread saying no.