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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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This hypothetical could be construed in court as harassment.
Part of what makes Dexter Fowler such a leader is his understanding that his heroics in Game 7 of the World Series were not the end of it—only the beginning.
“You have to earn the privilege to lead.”

As an executive coach, I was working with Phil, director of finance for his company. He shared frustrations he was having with one of his staff accountants, Melinda. “She gets defensive so easily,” he said. “I have trouble speaking with her about performance issues.” I suggested we do a role play...

It’s not the hiring that’s the flashpoint for a lawsuit filed against the company, it’s the rejections.
The best leaders engender trust and come across as straight shooters who seem comfortable in their own skin.
In 1972, Phil Knight’s entire career boiled down to his performance at a Chicago trade fair.
Yes, your door is always open to your employees. But you shouldn’t tolerate a steady parade of workers into your office looking for answers to every little problem.
Timing is everything when you’re trying to persuade someone.
At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg adopted an unusual motivational strategy from the start. Rather than prod employees to excel, he and his co-founders left them alone.
Who are they, and what does that mean for your workplace?
Sometimes it’s harder for female CEOs to rebound from mistakes than it is for men.
Don Newcombe remembers how Robinson framed the challenge facing African-American baseball players.
Letting your negotiating partner feel heard and acknowledged opens the door to solutions.
Questions to ask yourself before giving feedback to an employee.
Finally, there’s some good news for development directors and other nonprofit leaders.
Everyone knows that it’s easier to sell yourself and your ideas if you’re able to listen well. And the best way to listen is to keep quiet.
You know you’re not a great leader when your company’s stock soars on news of your departure.
The most effective form of supervisor/employee relationship is also the simplest and most accurate: adult-to-adult.
In building its list of the world’s most innovative companies, the editors of Fast Company found precious few repeats from last year.
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