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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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Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the careful planning he used to become the space station’s commander—the forward thinking summed up in this mantra for pilots: “What’s the next thing that’s going to kill me?”
Your success as a leader largely depends on knowing which decisions to delegate and which ones to make yourself. There are three types of decisions that only you—as the leader—must make.
During Facebook’s meteoric rise from startup to global giant, founder Mark Zuckerberg sought to preserve the company’s innovative culture. He achieved this by embracing what he calls “The Hacker Way.”

Imagine getting kicked out of not one but two rock bands that both went on to become icons of their era. That’s exactly what happened to Jason Everman, once the second guitarist for Nirvana. Eventually, he became an elite member of the U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces.

“As business leaders, we do a really good job of telling people what they do wrong, and a really bad job at telling them what they do right,” says Bill Sims, author of the new book Green Beans & Ice Cream.
For many leaders, motivation means pumping people up to achieve a big goal within a tight time frame. Lorne Michaels, creator of "Saturday Night Live," and his team face a hard deadline every six days.
Mike Figliuolo writes that he gained some of his vast leadership knowledge from his mom. Here are three favorites from the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS.
When asked who his role model is during a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on reddit.com, this is how Bill Gates replied.
Drew Greenblatt knew that Marlin Steel could not survive Chinese competitors. The Baltimore firm was struggling to stay afloat in 2003 when a fateful call changed everything.

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and boss of his other startup, Square, lets anybody accept credit card payments through a little square swiper that attaches to a smartphone. It now processes $15 billion in transactions a year, up from $5 billion in April 2012.

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