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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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 Whenever you can, build immortal works.
Polish your reputation as a big-picture person by breaking your responses to questions into distinct sections
Find up-and-comers to groom by doing what Tyson Foods CEO John Tyson does:
Identify go-getters by asking: “What kind of project excites you the most?”
Heed AFLAC CEO Daniel Amos, who credits his success to a very simple philosophy:
Grow as a leader by remembering that alibis are justifications you give yourself for failing to act on important issues.
Myron Jones, the president of NMB Technologies, a manufacturer of precision mechanical and electrical components, uses these three “bones” as his tests of leadership:
If your managers completely control hiring and firing, and you’d like to explore a less hierarchical system, consider adding peer reviews. Take the U.S. Army’s Ranger school, as described by Kelly Perdew, one of only about a third of candidates who earn a Ranger tab on their first 67-day battle with the wilderness.
Some late bloomers are individuals. Some are corporations. But in all cases, their success stories show that an early start isn’t always a necessary component of success.
Eloquent words are fine, but they turn hollow without the courage to back them up.
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