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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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Arthur T. Demoulas prefers to lead quietly. He’s the longtime CEO of Market Basket, a regional supermarket chain in New England.
Rear Admiral Garry Bonelli, a U.S. Navy SEAL, knows that attitude can drive success. He’s the first and only reservist ever to command an active-duty SEAL team.
Most managers know that it’s against the law to discriminate against employees and applicants because of their race, gender, age, religion or disability. But you may not know that those same federal laws also make it illegal for employers and supervisors to retaliate in any way against employees who voice complaints about on-the-job discrimination.
Change in itself doesn’t lead to success, as 70% of reorganizations fail. A common culprit is weak communication from the top.
Amazing ideas don't come easy, and the process of emboldening a staff to achieve brilliance shouldn't be pretty. If you want to be known as a real brainstorming gladiator, you've got to take some chances and go above and beyond the ordinary. Ready to get serious about it?
To change behavior—your own and your team’s—start by identifying specific behaviors you want to change. Here are questions to help prepare your team.
Need a bit of inspiration as you prepare for the holidays? Here’s what a variety of workers had to say when asked to name the best gift they ever received from an employer in any season.
Asked about their go-to person in making important business decisions, 750 owners of small companies admitted mostly going it alone.
By secretly tampering with its cars’ emissions controls for years, German automaker Volkswagen has dealt itself a self-inflicted wound.
Inc. 500 CEOs were asked: Do you expect 2016 to be better or worse for ...
CEO of GE Jeff Immelt is considering axing annual performance reviews. Instead, it’s experimenting with more frequent performance discussions between managers and staff. The industrial giant is also launching an app for supervisors and employees to share feedback with each other.
What is Nick Miller, the co-founder and CEO of Parking Panda, speaking of when he says, "We’re willing to sacrifice revenue to maintain those values"?
Howard, 36, is an improbable hero. He has confronted many obstacles to reach the top of his game.
What should the rules of telecommuting be—and who is it really working for?
A word to wise CEOs on trying to make a comeback ... A bit of advice about advice ... An antidote to anarchy.
What made Carnegie so successful? Here are some clues.
To lead with integrity, study Sepp Blatter’s 17-year run as president of FIFA—and do the opposite. Blatter, 79, announced his resignation from inter­national soccer’s governing body in June after years of fending off allega­­tions of corruption.

If you don't read the results of a staff engagement survey correctly, you might be doomed to the same fate as the clueless manager in this true story.

Here’s how to give feedback to someone you know will take it really badly.
Employee engagement surveys are great, but they’re rarely done often enough. Think about performing weekly “pulse” surveys.
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