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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The other day, I overheard employees chatting in the hall. One said, “At least it’s Wednesday. Only two days till the weekend.” Another added, “Yeah, I can’t wait to say TGIF.”
You may be LinkedIn, but is the talent within your organization linked? When talent can more easily collaborate—and when workers know how to tap into one another’s strengths—the whole organization benefits. Here’s what it looks like in action:
Anne Stevens was the first board member at Lockheed Martin who took a flight in an F-16 with the chief test pilot. “I actually took control of the plane, did loops and rolls, and then the pilot pulled nine Gs," she says. "I was the only woman he was able to pull nine Gs with."
Neutralizing a negative attitude takes time and plenty of effort. However, another aspect of turning around negativity lies in the little things you do, which may just be what you say or how you say it, without being a direct “negativity-buster.”

Scientists still don’t know where skills reside in the brain or how to describe what we know. In fact, we’re not consciously aware of the vast majority of steps in how we do what we do every day.

More than a third (35%) of small business owners plan to raise prices this year, while only 7% plan to cut them, according to a PNC Financial Services survey.
The most persuasive person that August Turak has ever met was a 19-year-old undergraduate at Duke University named Meredith Parker. Their conversation holds the secret to persuasively getting what you want:
By fostering positive mindsets, a leader can boost productivity, creativity, engagement—just about every performance measure, according to research. Yet “happiness” isn’t well understood as a performance driver.
First, find your bearings: “What is the first question a sailor asks when he is in trouble?” a sea captain asks. “What he asks is, ‘Where am I?’”
Six Los Angeles-area soda company employees will share a whopping $17.7 million in damages awarded after they successfully sued the Dr Pepper Snapple Group and related companies for age discrimination.