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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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Q. Lately, I’ve had two different colleagues fail to reply to my important emails. Both were marked “urgent” but were apparently ignored. One of my colleagues had the audacity to say, “I never got it,” even though I’m sure she was lying. How can I get people to treat my emails seriously?
Sooner or later you’re going to have to deal with an employee who broke something. Here are some guidelines for your initial response.
Q. I was fired from my job. A vengeful boss resented my success and my relationships throughout the organization. I’m thinking of getting a lawyer and suing for wrongful termination. Have you been involved in such lawsuits? What’s it like to take legal action?
Physical fitness is essential for all employees, especially executives.
DeWitt Wallace was fired for his idea for a farmer’s digest, but he forged ahead anyway.
Jed Ortmeyer kept playing hockey while his family begged him to stop.
If others are making claims designed to keep you from testing their validity, you’ll know that defensive thinking is going on.
When others seek your guidance, shine the spotlight on them.
For Julie Sweet, talking works better than writing—at least when she’s trying to connect with employees.
Here are some true-or-false questions to measure your understanding of clinical depression.
Elizabeth Holmes used her charisma and sales skills to woo reporters into writing fawning profiles. But then her image as a visionary started to crumble.
When you’re trying to cram in that “one more thing,” consider whether you’re actually driving yourself or your people crazy.
Ralph Branca received death threats for “the shot heard round the world,” but there was one moment of grace after that blow.
Determined to reverse the downhill spiral, Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder revamped the culture.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are, above all, self-aware in the best possible way.
The tendency to credit team leaders for a group’s success—and blame them for a group’s failure—is often misguided.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
It took 25 years, but Germany is reaping the benefits of investing in the infrastructure of East Germany.
When writing a job ad, get the team’s input on the description.
New to management? Here are 4 tips to help you establish authority.
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