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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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The most talented go-getters often find older, wiser mentors to guide them early in the careers. But as more young managers ascend to the executive suite while still in their 20s and 30s, they are finding that they surpass their mentors in terms of pay or chain of command—and might even become their mentor’s boss.
When someone says something that ticks you off, don’t dwell on it.
Never critique what cannot be changed.
In 1983 only six firms out of the Fortune 200 were testing their workers for drugs. By 1991, 196 of these companies were doing it.
Here’s an easy way to demystify the art of motivating employees: Compare yourself to a good primary-care physician.
One employee overhears another complaining about him.  You agree, but now you have to moderate their dispute.
Change never sleeps around here. Every day brings new initiatives, new market developments, new personnel. Sometimes I wish I could download every last bit of the latest news and e-mail everyone, so that no one feels left out. But reality interferes.
Your secretary has started behaving strangely.  You think she might be jealous of your recent promotion, but how do you get her back on track?
Too much talk, not enough action. That’s the danger of relying on committees.
Before you scold an employee, try posing an ideal question in which you let the employee ponder how to do better.
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