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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Long before taking the reins of Time Warner, Steve Ross manned some pretty unglamorous jobs, including working for his wife’s family business: a chain of funeral chapels.


Yo, future CEOs. Peter Drucker would like a word with you.
Yes, leadership is more about what you do than what you say. But it’s also about what you say … and how you say it.
Poker is back in vogue, and not just among middle-age men. As many as 80 million Americans now play the deceptively simple card game of strategy, cunning and luck.
What can you do to make sure your feedback makes a real difference in employee performance? Here are some suggestions from the pros:
When properly done, the task of writing a job description—as much as the written document itself—is the place where the hiring process gets off to a good start. Here's some expert advice that can help:

 

A new project gets started, a new division is created, new staff come on board—and voila! A team is born. As with newborn babies, the first weeks of these new teams' lives can be critical for future success.
Jack wants one more promotion— to group leader—before he retires.You sympathize with Jack's desire, but you just don't think he's cut out for management ...

If employees wear inappropriate clothes to work, express your concern in a firm-but-diplomatic fashion.

Notify staff if you're tracking them via GPS.

 

Cross-dressing at work isn't protected by law.


Silence pay-related complaints with wise words.

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