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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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You’ve about made it through your meeting agenda, you have offered for anyone present to have a last minute word or thought, and someone tosses a seemingly pre-planned wrench onto the table.
A look at three common management styles, and the pros, cons and critical considerations that come along with each.
Are you making up poor excuses for why you don't offer praise to employees? See the most common reasons, and how to change them.
Here is the scene that often plays out: We take our best technical staff and make them managers. We don’t give them the training, coaching and mentoring they need to excel.
One of the most intense employee stressors often goes unmentioned. What sort of toll is divorce taking on someone who works for you?
When Teresa Walsh started looking for a new job, she spent five minutes a day meditating. Mindfulness practices keep people in the moment, engaged in the activity at hand, and able to approach demands with greater clarity.
Employees are leaving their jobs in droves. These 3 actions can keep your team intact.
How do you enforce an ill-advised layoff, or a dubious business decision, and still maintain your sanity and credibility?
An employee with a history of poor performance is transferred to your department. What do you do? Here are four steps to provide a positive transition.
Is this trope of workplace and leadership culture always a good thing? Let's play devil's advocate and dig into its possible downsides.
In an increasingly digital and impersonal environment, a company culture truly focused on its people is the foundation for driving sustained success.
Consider these strategies to keep your productivity high and combat "interaction fatigue."
Struggling with worker retention? Turn to an often untapped group for insight—people who remain with a company throughout their career.
A good night’s sleep helps with job performance, but do you know just how much sleep really counts? Here are the top warning signs you need more than a nap, courtesy of Nectar.
Here are some of the common contributors to employee burnout, and how you can work to prevent it.
Many people, including those in leadership positions, tend to overthink things. My grandfather, fortunately was not one of them. I’ve codified the wisdom Grandpa Charlie passed down to me, and a glimpse of this knowledge is here. It’s a set of strategies leaders should remind themselves of from time to time.
When we watch a puppy push its head forward eagerly at the promise of being scratched by a caring hand, guess what? We're watching ourselves. Walking around in a $400 suit doesn't make us want that gentle head scratch any less.
Does just the thought of negotiating make you nervous? Follow these 10 tips for a successful—and—stress-free negotiation.
Well-written performance goals help energize employees and point them in right direction. But some managers and HR pros have trouble finding the right words. Here are 10 phrases to adapt, from 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals by Paul Falcone.
Different employees crave different things from their managers. Here’s practical advice you can give the bosses in your organization. You’ll help them focus on the managerial qualities that matter most to employees—and forget about the window dressing workers don’t care about.
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