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.

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 ...
If you're like most HR professionals, you've been scrambling in recent months to pull your organization in line with the Labor Department's new rules defining ...
The most popular thing U.S. employers do to help employees alleviate holiday-related stress is to schedule holiday events during business hours ...
In fighting a war, U.S. generals apply the following strategies, which will serve you well, too, when things simply must not go wrong:
Oracle founder and chief executive Larry Ellison is a classic narcissistic leader, reminiscent of both the robber barons of the 19th century, who created industries in their own image, and Genghis Khan, who said: “It is not sufficient that I succeed. Everyone else must fail.”
If you think leaders never make mistakes, consider these stories:
Team and project managers often need to depend on people other than direct reports. That means they have none of the usual levers—salary, bonus, promotion, etc.—to control behavior.
Polar explorer Roald Amundsen’s most important quality? He was willing to learn.