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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.

Great leaders tell people not only what to do, but also why.
Issue: How much should you, or the hiring manager, "sell" a position versus giving the full picture, warts and all? Risk: Providing an overly rosy scenario will create ...
In his book Don't Oil the Squeaky Wheel, Wolf Rinke debunks management myths and offers counterintuitive strategies to lead readers toward "contrarian leadership."
The HR Specialist joined more than 12,000 HR professionals in New Orleans this summer for the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. Here are some ...
Issue: The CEO is looking over HR's shoulder, expecting you to find the magic bullet to reduce health-insurance costs. Benefit: Saving the organization money ...
Q: You must occasionally talk tough to employees who underperform, act unruly or act in other ways that can hurt the organization. But how can you be forceful without unintentionally using insensitive speech that invites a harassment complaint or, even worse, a lawsuit? A: It’s more important than ever for you to walk that fine [...]
Issue: Can you encourage employees to report on-the-job harassment from union organizers? Risk: Your efforts may be viewed as an illegal union-busting ...
Issue: Retention efforts often focus only on the well-paid professionals and superstars. Benefit: A few simple moves and low-cost programs can help trim turnover ...
When Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidency in 1932, the 20th Amendment was not yet in place, meaning his inauguration would not take place until March 4, 1933, instead of Jan. 20. That gave the defeated Herbert Hoover, a very bitter lame duck, months to undermine Roosevelt.
As a leader, you face decisions, and then you face defining moments when you have to dig down to your core values and choose a certain path.