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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In most polls of employees, working for an overly bossy boss ranks among the worst management traits. A manager who suffocates you by bearing down on your every move and intruding on your ability to think and act independently can drain your energy and leave you gasping for freedom.
If your boss’s favorite phrases are “let me mull that over,” “this isn’t the best time for that” and “I’ll get to that later,” then you may need to take unilateral action to produce results. Otherwise, you might grow frustrated by all the delays and lack of follow-through.
An interview with Winston Wallin, former president of Pillsbury Company and CEO of Medtronic, Inc.
Whenever you join a project team, vie for the role of spokesperson.
Dealing with an employee who longs to break the rules.
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 you want to give an employee a set of facts (such as dates and times of upcoming meetings), warn her before you start spewing out data.
How to react to a number of uncomfortable situations in the workplace
You have been given huge responsibilities but little power over those you count on to help you meet them.
When someone says something that ticks you off, don’t dwell on it.
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