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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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Leaders who motivate with action, not words, tend to make a lasting impression. Just ask Chad Dickerson. As CEO of Etsy, the e-commerce website, Dickerson urges the company’s 600 employees to integrate their work with their personal life.

She started her career in journalism by rebuking a columnist in the Pittsburgh Dispatch who called working women “a monstrosity.” Her fiery rebuttal impressed the editor. Hired under a pen name, she produced investigative articles about terrible conditions for female factory workers. In 1887, Bly talked her way into an assignment to get herself committed to an asylum so she could report on conditions there.

Confidence is not what you know. It’s not what you have. It’s a state of mind.
If you haven’t been charged with shaking innovation out of your staff, you may soon be. Here's what managers can do to make it happen.
What's your office's flip-flop factor? In any business, dress that is too relaxed can set a mood unconducive to productivity—and violators may see career repercussions.
In 1970, John Sculley was a newly hired marketing executive at Pepsi. His first assignment: to develop a distinctive glass bottle to compete against Coke’s popular 6.5-ounce container ...
The 9-to-5 No-Negativity Challenge nearly spelled the end of Donna's sanity; what would it do to yours?
Some leaders harness the power of positive thinking. Not Olympic gold medalist Maarten van der ­Weijden.

Today, many people see Bill Gates as a globetrotting humanitarian. But in the 1980s, he was a headstrong entrepreneur. An incident involving company co-founder Paul Allen, a race to catch a flight, and an ill-advised attempt to spontaneously learn jetway mechanics demonstrates what made him so effective.

How did a retail powerhouse grow from a bored retail worker's dissatisfaction with her job?
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