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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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Trying to encourage your staff to do their best gets harder if one of them is always expecting the worst.
Whenever an employee shares some personal news, show interest and follow up.
You can talk a good game, but if you want others to listen to you, jazz up your remarks.
In a survey of 906 large firms by the American Management Association, 35 percent said they monitor their workers by recording their phone calls and voice mail, inspecting their computer files or even videotaping them on the job.
Career coaches claim that by helping you to burnish your image and plot your next move, they’ll guide you to a happier state. But at an hourly rate of $75–$150, what do you get?
How would you rate your employees? You can probably identify your best and worst workers in an instant.
Check out this Web site.
There’s an old rule of thumb that says line managers should always make 10 percent more than anyone reporting to them.
Executives used to sign “employment contracts” that bound them to an employer for a set number of years.
Two of your best staffers also are ruthless competitors. Whenever one achieves something big, the other instantly tries to top it.
Career advancers look beyond the organizational chart to identify the true power structures within their company.
In 1946 and fresh out of the Army, Harold Burson started a public relations firm. The rest is history.

Draw the line

by on July 1, 1997 10:00am
in Leaders & Managers

Know the difference between giving instructions and providing information.
Stroll through your workplace and listen. What do you hear?
Some staffers will do almost anything to get noticed. They’ll take all the credit, make outlandish demands and insist that you’re the best boss ever.
For leadership role models, look no further than the students who, by ones and twos, led the way in integrating colleges and universities after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision 50 years ago this month.
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