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.

A study by the Society for Human Resource Management says only 56 percent of employers now offer flex schedules, down from 65 percent in 2002. Why the change? Experts say ...
Don’t fall back on excuses— someone hasn’t returned a call or provided some data you need—for not finishing something.
Resist the temptation to keep people who hate each other from working together.
Allow your people to surprise you with their talent and ideas
Reap the best return from available talent by limiting the number of people you assign to project teams.
Add a little extra assurance when assigning an important project
Use e-mail as Bill Gates does: to flatten the hierarchy in your department or organization.
Here’s a lesson from John F. Kennedy on how to press on through the din of detractors:
Marie Curie overcame gender bias, poor working conditions, scandal— even a World War—to become one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. Here are a few lessons to take from her struggle:
Many historians now agree that the late Pope John Paul II was a powerful force behind the fall of communism.