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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If your work team includes a few prima donnas, you understand their unique problems. Prima donnas cannot grasp the possibility that they are not perfect. Use these tactics to manage those employees:
Can you afford to lose some of your best workers because you fail to engage them? You can keep employees satisfied with five simple tactics:
You can create a culture where people are happy and engaged—and still meet your performance goals and quotas. Follow this advice:
An inability to let go of minutiae cuts dramatically into your productivity and your staff’s productivity. Is micromanagement impeding your progress? Answer “Yes” or “No” to the following questions:
When is the best time to tell employees that their performance doesn’t meet your expectations? As soon as you notice problems.
Use this exercise to evaluate how well your team is working together and to isolate problems that might be brewing.
Employees usually see tickets to sports and entertainment events or gift certificates as great rewards. Make those rewards even more meaningful by including employees’ significant others in the fun.
Choosing the best solution calls for thoughtful discussion and judgment. Avoid these two potential traps:
Some new employees have a hard time when they join a tight-knit team. If one of your new employees has a hard time fitting in, follow this advice:
Confused about what to delegate? Start with one basic principle: Delegate any task or responsibility that a subordinate can handle or can be trained to handle.