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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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Leaders are often mistakenly viewed as the experts who have the answer. Leadership development coach Rebecca Teasdale suggests it's time they start asking the questions instead.
New research suggests the annual performance review is getting a makeover that includes shortening the process and adding peer-to-peer components.
Preparation is key to building a top-flight team, whether it’s with three people or several dozen. And one of the first issues to address is separating teamwork fact from fiction.
Innovation is a fleeting concept that eludes most companies. Here are 5 ways that prevent innovation from ever seeing the light of day at your company.
Does the annual act of setting employee goals generate more than a few groans? Consider these strategies for creating actionable, measurable goals.
There’s enough time left this year to knock out a few more goals and ramp yourself up for a successful 2019. Follow these tips to keep yourself motivated ...
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.
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