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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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.
Effective leaders spend 60 percent of their time solving problems, while average leaders spend less than 30 percent of their time fixing what’s broken.
Walter B. Wriston is among the most influential American business figures of the 20th century.
I need to get something off my chest. Just because I control a company doesn’t make me some evil corporate monster.
Left unchecked, cynicism can lower morale and infect a workplace with lazy, indifferent employees. Smart managers find ways to put a muzzle on cynics and keep them from acting up.

Managing a waffler

by on September 1, 1997 3:00pm
in Leaders & Managers

Wafflers constantly change their minds and give wishy-washy answers to even the most simple fact-finding questions.
You already know the topics you cannot discuss at work: personal disabilities, marital status, lifestyle, pregnancies and the like. But beyond these basics, there are other types of verbal slip-ups that can prove costly.
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