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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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With all the mystery that surrounds getting ahead, there really are only five ingredients you need to accelerate onto the fast track, says Susan Marshall, a leadership development consultant based in West Bend, Wis.
It’s always great to tell one of my managers that I’m giving him a promotion. We talk pay, office size, staffing—all that fun stuff.
Sometimes bosses are seen as power-hungry monsters.
You think office politics are tough? Imagine battling the real thing.

Fighting off bullies

by on October 1, 1997 10:30am
in Leaders & Managers

The biggest problem with having bullies in your workplace isn’t their unlikable personalities or their unrelenting nastiness. The real harm is the distraction and disruption caused by their very presence.
Ask job candidates to define five technical terms related to the position that they can’t possibly be expected to know.

Give advice that counts

by on October 1, 1997 10:30am
in Leaders & Managers

You have the knowledge. Your employees can benefit from it. Now comes the tricky task of communicating so that your advice makes a difference.
Hundreds of books exist on motivational skills and team dynamics. But The Truth About Burnout doesn’t try to give you rosy formulas on how to be a warm, fuzzy manager of a happy, blissful office.
Leading a team meeting? The worst way to start off is to ask everyone to introduce themselves and include their titles.
You already know not to judge people based on their accent, skin color, gender and so on.
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