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.

It's a headache for every manager: You need to put into place new or revised policies that you think are wrongheaded. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Your best defense against a hostile environment claim is proof that you took quick and effective steps to stop the hostility. But courts won't look kindly on your efforts if you ...

"Tara," you ask, "if they haven't sent the requisitions back yet, and you need them, why don't you just go up and get them?" "That woman is a witch," she replied. "I don't want to deal with Shirley even if it would make my job easier" ...

OSHA is pushing more information to Hispanics about workplace safety and their rights as whistle-blowers on your company's safety violations.
OSHA recently added new sections to its Web site, including ...
Whether tragedy strikes one person or a whole community, managers and their teams need to be prepared to deal with grief in the workplace. Test yourself with this true-or-false quiz:
THE LAW. While no federal law re-quires your organization to write job descriptions for each employee, it's a wise legal move that most employers follow. When drafting job descriptions ...
Think about "effective problem- solving." What does it look like on your team? How do you define success? How long does it take? How often does it happen?
Issue: Even with the economy moving again, employers are playing it safe, budgeting for modest employee pay raises in 2005. Benefit: By pointing ...
We've seen lots of cases where, after a bad review or disciplinary action, employees really turn themselves around — temporarily. Here's what managers can do to make sure they don't turn into yo-yo performers:
Issue: The importance of giving consistent feedback on employee performance. Benefit: When managers provide feedback, employees are more likely to stay ...