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.

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“We use the names of the Old Testament characters Cain and Abel as a metaphor for the ongoing battle between cunning (Cain) and ability (Abel) in today’s workplace.”
If Hollywood made a movie about Ron Shaw’s life, they’d call it “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Boardroom.”
Keep setbacks in perspective.
An acquaintance refers to your boss as a pillar of integrity, although you suspect he may ‘cook the books.’
When workers lose their composure, they often rail against their colleagues or the company.
When employees show up late or renege on a promise, they may want to recite their excuses.
Strategic thinking might be hard to teach, but it’s easy to compose a memo that burnishes brilliant thinking.
A Boston-based consultant, Smythe Dorward Lambert, asks its clients’ employees to evaluate management’s performance. A constant comment: The company says one thing and does another.
You want more allies at work, but you’re not a natural at making friends. Perhaps you’re too quiet, prickly or blunt.
Our CEO always tells us to speak up when we have great ideas. Well, I do. I’ve suggested three ideas that would improve our bottom line with minimal upfront cost. But management keeps blowing me off.