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.

Smart managers flash their temper on occasion. But they never lose control.
You think you’re doing a bang-up job. But does your boss agree?
“Know your place” can sound like an insult. But when you’re on a team, it’s excellent advice.
Rather than rush to discipline an employee, find out first whether he realizes his mistake.
Smart managers may give employees a financial stake in the business by doling out stock options, incentive bonuses or other rewards. But that’s not enough.
Don’t be turned off by the book’s title. The Street-Smart Entrepreneur (Addicus Books, 1998) is actually a great book for managers in large organizations as well as bootstrapping business owners. The author, Jay Goltz, levels with us about how to manage staff, hire winners and stick to a budget.
In the July issue, we suggested Jump.com as a useful Web site to help you manage a project team. Another effective tool is Yahoo! Messenger, a free instant messaging service (messenger.yahoo.com).
If you’re buried in paperwork, alert your employees not to copy you in on everything.
You manage a rebel. You’ve tried pleading, snarling, growling and screaming. Before you give in or head down the probation-termination route, try more subtle ways to gain control.

Reward longevity

by on October 1, 1999 12:00am
in Leaders & Managers

Besides money, rewards can take the form of trips, additional training, more responsibility, new titles or new surroundings, such as a larger office.