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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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Keep up with important business and world events while at work.
Organize your meeting preparation with three folders:
When Henry Ford announced Five-Dollar Day in 1914, it created a sensation. Overnight, the Ford Motor Co. would double the standard wage of automobile workers. Why did Ford — remembered for assembly-line automation, not employee empathy — create a new wage standard? Two basic reasons:
Increase someone’s productivity by as much as 20 percent.
If leaders are measured by what they accomplish, here’s what kind of leader Jody Williams is:
Joe Horn, who co-founded Horn & Hardart automats in New York and Philadelphia, followed a simple philosophy that kept his restaurants full during the bleak Depression years: “Give people the highest possible quality at the lowest possible price.”
What do Sean “Puffy” Combs, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears, Tiger Woods and Condoleezza Rice all have in common? Ambition.
Some chalk it up to good fortune, but Margaret Thatcher’s success as England’s prime minister was not due to Lady Luck at all.
Many leaders are so busy with daily tasks that they fail to keep abreast of industry events and trends. Use these three tactics to keep that from happening to you:
For a while there, after Andy Roddick had taken the second set from Roger Federer in this year’s U.S. Open, it looked as though he might just prevail against the world’s most dominant athlete this side of Tiger Woods. Now, the men’s tennis final would go at least four sets.
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