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One important way to judge your success as a manger is by the success of your employees. An effective manager isn’t just a boss who can extract the most productivity from his people, but the one who produces great future managers. How can you be sure that under your leadership managers will blossom?
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Use these tips to best manage and support your virtual team.
Employees who like their immediate supervisor tend to feel prouder and more enthusiastic about their organization as a whole. So if you want a more engaged workforce, enhance your supervisors’ ability to manage well.
To train employees to acquire new skills, borrow the tools of top teachers. Research shows that certain pedagogical strategies help students retain information and apply what they learn more successfully.
If you’re struggling to be a leader, consider these tips from Dan McCarthy.
If you are new to management—or even if you have been at it for a long time—you can alienate and anger employees without even realizing it. Avoid these five communication traps.
Become a stronger leader in five easy steps.
If you face the challenge of doing more with less, remember these pointers:
The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has a new boss. Doug McMillon, an Arkansas native and head of the company’s international division, takes over this month from retiring CEO Mike Duke, who has been at the helm for five years and will remain on the board.
If you’re not so sure about digital technology and the social media hubbub, take a class. That’s what a lot of your peers are doing.
Advances in brain science give us a better sense of how we think and how we apply these insights to produce better results. Some of the findings are counterintuitive.
A young executive was enough of a bully to (a) be nicknamed “the monster” and (b) require a leadership coach. Shown evidence of his crabbiness and temper, he was surprised, expecting to hear how smart he was ...
Before making a big, complex decision based on reams of analysis, it’s vital to ask: What are the key assumptions that must prove correct for this analysis to prove accurate? Skip this question and you court disaster.
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.
Grooming employees for bigger and better things in your organization is a key responsibility for managers. Here’s how to determine if employees are ready to advance within your organization:
How do you know when you’ve chosen the best solution to a problem? Test it.
Leadership consultant and co-author of the Thoughtful Leaders blog, Lisa Kohn says one of the smartest things you can do as a new supervisor is to catch people in the act of doing great things and to celebrate those moments.
Team members don’t always expect to be right. They also don’t expect you to adopt all their ideas. However, if they’re going to feel empowered, you must show that you value their thoughts and contributions.
Unsure how to interpret someone’s behavior? Beware of assuming the worst. Would-be leaders can waste time and energy by drawing the wrong conclusion from, say, someone's stony silence or edgy tone of voice.
HR Law 101: There are two important reasons you need to protect your company’s trade secrets: (1) You make it less likely that confidential information will be misappropriated. (2) It will be easier for you to seek relief in court if your secrets are stolen ...
You’ve worked hard to become a great manager. The next step in your career is to become a great leader.