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.

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.
The etiquette of a meeting counts.

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.
If you’re managing a difficult worker, write down specific problem behaviors.

Show you're decisive

by on February 1, 2000 5:30pm
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Even if you’re not inclined to make snap decisions, act as if you’re ready to call the shots.

Exceed Expectations

by on February 1, 2000 5:30pm
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When sharing your results, begin with the initial company expectation and show how you exceeded it.

Reach out

by on February 1, 2000 5:30pm
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Make sure your workers have access to you by giving them several ways to express opinions, ask questions or make suggestions.

Cull pending files

by on February 1, 2000 5:30pm
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Purge.