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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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In a big new job at Forbes magazine in New York, an editorial manager decided that she was going to be the “perfect” boss. The guy who hired her wasn’t impressed.
Is your HR department understaffed or overstaffed? Here's a formula to correctly calculate your organization HR-to-employee ratio.
One leadership motivation tool that never gets dull is the movie that documents the true story of someone who overcame brutal challenges to become a legend. Here are a few of our favorites.
The best way to end a conversation on social media.
Rhonda Finniss, who leads workshops on handling anger in the workplace, offers these suggestions to help you manage your emotions.
Just think of the awesome, terrible power we’ve given a certain four-letter word. Time to stop that. Fear can be a great motivator when channeled correctly.
Here are some tips all managers with remote teams can use to build a collaborative, supportive and enthusiastic team—even if interactions rarely take place in person.
Here are some of UpdateZen founder and CEO Paul Ruderman's “golden rules” for collaboration.
If you have to deal with an impatient employee who may be more focused on the next job than the current one, here’s what you can do.
Here are Morey Stettner’s simple action steps so that one day—hopefully no time soon—we can be of immense value to a staff searching for answers and comfort.
Even your best employees have communication habits that get under your skin. Follow this advice on how to respond—and put an end to these annoying communication gaffes.
If you lead in any capacity, providing employees feedback is one of your most important jobs. But are you actually good at it?
Could permitting employees to take a short nap re-energize your workplace? The National Sleep Foundation touts that 20–30 minutes of shut-eye can improve mood, alertness, and performance.
The “Monty Hall problem” became the subject of essays, papers and even books as an example of supposedly clear truths becoming anything but upon closer inspection.
Becoming a parent obviously changes one’s personal life. However, the effects of such a monumental event often extend beyond the home front and into the office.
Your personal brand is the qualities that make you … you. It’s your reputation and what sets you apart from others. To build a strong personal brand, focus on these three areas.
If you haven’t found the time in a long while to review your people’s performance, should you just forget about it? Not at all, but as you embark on long-overdue appraisals, keep these points in mind.

Q. My efforts to motivate people are not doing so great, and I have a feeling what would work better is a bit of showy exuberance, or a fiery display of some kind to break the calm around here. How can something like this backfire?

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress, served two separate terms during the years our country entered world wars. Many of her cutting-edge ideas became accepted, but many were still considered radical.
Bullying is not conflict or simple acts of incivility, it is ongoing and pervasive abuse that causes stress, anxiety, and depression, which leads to health conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
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