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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Doug Leone channeled his fear and anger into ambition.
Underperformers in IBM’s Global Technology Services strategic outsourcing group have been ordered to spend one day per week for the next six months in training—and take a 10% pay cut for the duration.

When a technology manager at Goldman Sachs moved to HR, questioning her staff was suddenly labeled as "interrogating." Why?

As a young child in northern Sweden, Yngve Bergqvist spent much of his time shoveling snow. Years later, he was so accustomed to snow and ice that he built a thriving business around it. Bergqvist decided to create a hotel made entirely of ice. It seemed crazy, but the concept worked.
The rank-and-file aren’t eyeing the C-suite, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com poll.
They have a power that the most skilled managers know how to harness. Want your words to actually resonate with employees? Try posing one very telling question to each member of your team.
Just one item, says author Greg McKeown on LinkedIn.

She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an undercover assignment to get herself committed to an insane asylum so she could report on conditions there.

Graveyard-shift work is growing rapidly, among both white-and blue-collar jobs and in all industries, and on teams whose managers supervise both day-and night-shift workers. Some tips:
Take some comfort in some historic business mistakes ... Say "no" to corporatespeak ... Don’t sacrifice quality.
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