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.

People tend to remember what they see, not what they hear. That’s why you should lace your presentations with appealing graphics.
Most management books say you should model the behavior you want from your employees. That’s good advice—sometimes.
Here’s an easy way to tell if your résumé works for or against you. Look at the headings. Your “Qualifications” and “Accomplishments” sections should stand out. These are the two make-or-break elements.
Getting ahead requires getting attention. But trying too hard to trumpet your greatness can backfire. Walk a fine line by quietly promoting yourself: Serve as a press contact.
Invite all employees to attend brainstorming or problem-solving meetings.

Save the hard sell

by on February 1, 2000 6:00pm
in Leaders & Managers

You're constantly trying to get employees to buy in.  Lately, they aren't.
Nothing irritates a CEO more than a manager who adopts a this-is-your-problem-not-mine tone.
When you’re in charge, some people may want to topple you. They may resent you, think you’re incompetent, disagree with you or be so jealous that they’ll sabotage you.

In the right place

by on February 1, 2000 5:30pm
in Leaders & Managers

An interview with Dave Hannah, president and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., one of the nation's largest metal service firms.
Many managers resist delegating work. Here are the questions we hear most often: Is it enough to delegate spot tasks? Or should I delegate ongoing assignments? It’s not an either-or proposition. Do both.