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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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Loyalty is often a big motivator for employees. A feeling of belonging can lead some to put forth just a little extra effort toward accomplishing team goals.

Retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb credits his parents, Wilma and Sam, for instilling in him the ability to lead despite adversity.

Can even an entirely virtual company can keep its people at full productivity?
I found this month’s winner of our Worst Communicator Award while watching an interview with Kevin Hillstrom, CEO of MineThatData. No, it’s not Kevin, and he doesn’t name the culprit, so I’ll simply refer to the person as “CEO.”
Soon after Brad Garrett won the part of Ray Romano’s brother in the sitcom Every­­body Loves Raymond, he met Romano for the first time. He wasn’t impressed.
The concept of “grit”—a combination of perseverance and passion that underlie a person’s success—has been floating around for some time.
Once a bully, management advisor spent career flipping the script.
Oren Klaff has a strong background in deal-making, having worked for 12 years in investment banking. He says this has given him insight into the psychology of pitching ideas and how people accept those pitches.
Administrative Professional Today held its first skills-building conference, Admin Pro Forum, for administrative professionals June 15–17, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.
When is an employee ready for more responsibility?
A workaholic boss can make you feel the need to constantly work, but understanding your job, limits, and boundaries will help you cope.
Are you productive? Many leaders introduce an irrational element into their thinking about whether they’re working smart.
Henry Mucci didn’t mince words with his men. As leader of the U.S. Army 6th Ranger Battalion, Lt. Col. Mucci bluntly warned his 100+ troops that they could die on their next mission.
Sports commentator Mike Pesca, in considering how Adam Silver of the National Basketball Association and Roger Goodell of the National Football League run their leagues, notes that Silver believes in due process for players.

Three out of four employers say they lose two or more hours of productivity per day because employees are distracted.

After launching Blue Bottle Coffee in 2002, James Freeman has grown it into a high-end retailer with popular urban cafes.
If your career goals include a promotion into management, it’s never too early to start learning the skills you’ll need for those roles.

So you want everything that comes with making the big time in the working world? That includes the kind of introspection that makes a lot of people nervous. Pour yourself a glass of something nice right now and find a comfortable chair in a quiet place—no matter how close you are to the top, you need to ask yourself each of these questions.

According to this myth, all a supervisor has to do is to keep his or her people happy. If he or she does, the work will take care of itself.

Ready to become a slightly different person than the one who walked in the door this morning? Let's go from head to toe, stem to stern, and give you a 9-point leadership tune-up to shape your image into something a little more impactful than the job title etched on your door.

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