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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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Two women entered science in the 1940s and both won the Nobel Prize. How’d they do it? 

Decisions always have a ripple effect of unforeseen consequences.

If you have the feeling people may not meet an impending deadline, don’t wait until it’s too late. At least one week prior to the deadline, check in with employees to gauge their progress. Ask them questions like these.

What to do with a business card ... Be clear in an email to multiple recipients

Here are a couple of tips to stay on top of projects employees are working on.

Even though research on the relation between time pressure and creativity remains muddled, a few things started to become clear as early as 2002, according to a 10-year study by Harvard business professor Teresa Amabile.

The key to finding the right person for your open position is not reviewing as many applications as possible. Instead, you need to focus on the “informed candidates.” What can you do to attract them?

Consider the end of the game that propelled Brady to his first Super Bowl as a backup filling in for the Patriots’ regular starter, Drew Bledsoe, back in 2002. 

It’s easy to feel like an impostor who’s pretending to know more than you do. That can lead you to talk too much and lose touch with your team. To avoid talking at (rather than with) others, beware of these traps.

Most teams have them—members who complete their assigned tasks well enough, but never have much to say during team meetings. How do you reach these silent workers? It depends on why they keep quiet.

“Although I followed my employee’s wishes, it left me with a nagging feeling.”

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is aggressively going after employers that don’t take seriously their responsibility to provide a safe workplace—especially those that don’t have a specific violence prevention program in place.

Q. I’ve lost trust in one of my employees. He’s acted in ways that make me think he’s unreliable and possibly a liar. But he’s technically very good at his job and I’d prefer not to lose him. Is it possible to have someone on your team who’s proficient at his work, but untrustworthy? I mean, everyone lies sometimes, right?

Part of the beauty of achieving success is the freedom to control your own life. Oprah Winfrey turns out to be on the same journey as everyone else: trying to get everything done.

No doubt about it, people are hooked on the cellphones. And they certainly can be a productivity killer. With cellphones being so commonplace, how do you ensure they aren’t draining employees’ time?

Q. Our organization is merging with another organization in a few months. I’m on the integration team, and my counterpart at the other organization is starting to boss me around. Any tips on how to assert myself without ratcheting up the tension?

Make sure employees walk away from performance conversations, feeling confident and knowing exactly how to meet your expectations. Follow this advice.

Would you rehire a person who left your company and wants to come back? How do you decide if they are a good candidate? Cheryl Hyatt, of Hyatt Fennell Executive Search, offers some criteria to evaluate.

To bond with people on a human level, you need to communicate more fully—and reveal more of yourself in the process.

“During the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009, we had about 18 employees. We went through the entire financial crisis without laying off anyone.”

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