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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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Relentless curiosity has propelled Leslie Wexner’s career—and made him a billionaire.
Q: A top executive here told me, “Don’t trust Jim. Everyone knows he’s a liar.” Jim is one of our senior executives. I would never trust Jim; I figured that out years ago! I’m more concerned that the executive felt a need to badmouth Jim, his peer. Am I wrong to think less of the guy who said this?
The appeal of Robert F. Kennedy to laborers like coal miners and farm workers wasn’t based solely on ideas and speeches.
Here are some guidelines to help make the transition a little smoother.
Hiring tips from the book Work Rules! by former Google HR chief Laszlo Bock.
Don’t let problem-solving discussions dissolve into gripe sessions.
One sure sign of a seasoned manager is that she can spot a manipulative subordinate long before that person can put the boss right where the employee wants her.
Have Cupid’s arrows hit targets on your team? Workplace romances are both a fact of life and a tricky topic for managers.
Microsoft’s July Larson-Green admits she’s lazy.
Here are three keys to seeing your workers’ jobs the way they do—and to helping them like what they see.
Garry Ridge’s goal for the last 20 years has been to transform WD-40 into a global, diversified brand.
With 2017 upon us, you may consider setting ambitious goals for your team. But think twice before you announce bold targets for the year.
You know what you want from your team. But what do senior managers want from you?
When Bill Swanson became CEO of Raytheon in 2003, he instituted a simple rule. He required all 65,000 employees to carry a laminated card with them at all times.
When your people come back from training, give them assignments where they can immediately put that training to use.
When the situation involving Wells Fargo wrongdoings escalated in September 2016, CEO John Stumpf remained below the radar.
One powerful way to extract your team members’ best ideas, suggestions and efforts is to conduct a problem-solving meeting based on a definite agenda and guidelines.
Personal insecurity can rob you of leadership, but it’s hard to recognize because it often hides in a blind spot.
This month’s Best Communicator Award goes to a trio, drawn together by unfortunate circumstances.
Despite high-profile examples to the contrary, it still behooves you to be careful when you or your employees use Twitter.
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