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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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As CEO of Prudential Group Insurance, Lori Fouche is one of the most powerful women in business. The 47-year-old credits her success in part to her ability to describe her leadership style succinctly.
"You can’t have more than one persona," says CEO Tom Raffio. "You have to be the same person in the boardroom and the mailroom."
If you can get your managers to excel in these areas, you’re more apt to fill the pipeline of future leaders at your organization.
This month, the U.S. women’s soccer team made history by being the first team to win three Women’s World Cups. But that might not be the most memorable thing about the day. In fact, we give that honor to Carli Lloyd, who showed what true teamwork is all about.
To help employees handle conflict in a healthy way, create opportunities for them to learn each other’s personalities and communication styles.
Many leaders want to promote wellness in their workplace. But for Mark Bertolini, helping employees stay healthy is part of a deeply personal journey.
Are the dog days of summer taking a toll on your staff’s creativity and productivity? Try one of these strategies to reenergize the workplace.
Curtis Macnguyen, described as “old school,” is a former hedge fund star, and that is not acceptable to him.
As vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Bill Owens was the second-highest-ranking military officer in the United States. But before he took that job, he aced a tough assignment in downsizing the U.S. Navy during the early 1990s.
Within days of joining Schering-Plough as its CEO in 2003, Fred Hassan knew he had to take bold action to save the big pharmaceutical company. Federal regulators were investigating the firm’s marketing practices, sales were plummeting and its cash flow was drying up ...
Here are a few simple reasons to put an employee recognition program into practice right now—and tips on how to do it.
The problem with simply throwing more money at employees is that many—maybe even most—still won’t believe that you are paying them what they deserve ...
Renée Robertson, founder and CEO of Trilogy Development, explains the subtle difference.

In 1991, Duncan McFie moved to King Island to launch a career as a teacher. The remote island, part of Tasmania, has clear air, sparkling water and little pollution. McFie, 47, soon learned that King Island rainwater is among the purest in the world because trade winds carry its rain clouds 7,000 miles from South America without passing over any land ...

An employee walks out the door forever and points to you as the reason he just couldn’t take any more. What can you do to get past that awkward time when you’ve been branded as a villain?
“The minute that you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted that you’re not going to succeed,” says Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos, a health technology company.
If you define efficiency as doing things right and effectiveness as doing the right things, then efficiency alone won’t suffice. What good is it to complete a task with supreme efficiency if it’s the wrong task?
Improving communication and in­­creasing transparency within your organization doesn’t need to be an elaborate, time-intensive process. In fact, Voices.com, a voice-over talent company, has found just the opposite is true.
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?
Robert Mnookin, chairman of the Harvard Program on Negotiation, believes that taking a hard line against a reviled opponent might have its time and place—but usually, even the devil should be heard.
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