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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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Instead of trying to oust a negative employee, try these tips to identify the root cause behind the bad attitude.
Negative performance reviews are a vital to an employee’s career development. Streamline your review writing process with this list of 90 sample phrases.
Our veteran exectuive answers readers questions with honest career advice. This edition includes reflections on what really matters and more.
What’s the fine line between giving your employees autonomy and ownership, and being a de­­tach­­ed, unsupportive manager who over-delegates?
Leaders: take the time to ask your employees five essential questions that get to the heart of their role within the company.
Learning to manage without fear may be the one critical element that separates an acceptable manager from a true leader that others want to follow.
Many managers ask: How do I get my employees to follow instructions without micromanaging? Try these 5 strategies of non-pushy nagging.
Make these tweaks to how you approach each day, and you may just find yourself attaining that holy grail of working smarter instead of harder.
Look up the word “trust” in a dictionary and you’ll get definitions like “to place confidence in” and “to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of.” When such actions permeate a company’s culture, they set the stage for great things to happen.
There can be many side effects that go along with the perceived benefits of telecommuting. To avoid unpleasant surprises, ask these 10 questions.
Here are the shades of employee insubordination, which is a willful display of disobedience or disrespect directed at, well, you.
Six hallmarks of a resilient team that understands how to manage stress, solve problems and bounce back from adversity.
When a snafu strikes, the blame game on your team can take on a life all its own. Follow this process when responding to your team’s mistakes.
Just as partners benefit from checking in, managers who take an interest in maintaining a motivated staff can reap great rewards.
How do you identify a business issue before it goes off the rails? It’s all down to looking beyond the obvious.
If you’re always looking outside for suggestions on how to be a better manager, you may be missing an opportunity to tap into the most powerful source of real-time, actionable (and free!) feedback.
This is not a feminist rant or a personal pity party. Jennifer Crimmins shares how her natural leadership behavior is viewed, and how she reframes the negativity.
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.
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