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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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.
You give a great speech, only to fall apart during the Q&A. Unscripted interplay may cause you to stutter, misspeak and repeat yourself.
In the first few minutes of a meeting, everyone’s attentive. But as tough issues arise, participants might bicker, form cliques and ignore the facilitator.
I’m an interim manager for one year, and I want to be more than a caretaker. How can I make an immediate impact on my staff of 10?
Before hiring a promising job candidate, make sure he is as good in real life as on paper. An interview is the key time to verify claims on rÃ?sumÃ?s. Any ...
Prudential fired Alex Montez four months into his job as a senior vice president after it found he had misrepresented something on his job application. But one issue prevented a clean ...
Lisa Russell was rated "excellent" and received a bonus of $807. So what's her gripe? An African-American co-worker received a higher rating of "outstanding" and a bonus of $1,355. Russell, who ...
I’m a good manager—when I’m left alone. But I have a new boss who’s always contradicting me in front of my employees and generally butting in.
One of my employees is hypercompetitive. He can’t stand to lose, even if it’s coming in second in a company-wide contest.