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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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Do you have current job descriptions for every position on your team? If they're more than six months old, you may have a lot to gain by updating them.
Real magic happens for organizations whose interests branch out beyond their physical walls and into the community around them.
If you feel like you’re fighting a hundred battles, take a reality check.
Stop chronically negative people in their tracks with these phrases.
Do you know when your team members are happy — or not? Here are some quick ways to gauge the level of your team’s satisfaction.
A great company needs to be stellar but it also must hang in the heavens long enough to prove it’s more than a comet.
You’re more apt to engage audiences if you invite them to speak up at any time.
When Leonard Nimoy agreed to direct “Star Trek III,” he faced a dilemma. For years, he had worked alongside William Shatner and other Star Trek cast members as a fellow actor. But in his debut as director of a movie, he was suddenly thrust into the position of overseeing his former peers.
On his last day on the job after 35 years, Michael Stuban decided to vent. Chairman Sean Logan did not handle it well.
By admitting failure and committing to a better outcome next time, Brian Hasenbauer earned a CEO’s respect.
4 simple mind games that can improve your performance in the workplace.
Before you confront a rude person, devise a sound strategy.
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.
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