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.

As a hands-on manager, you're in the perfect position to fight boredom at work. This means you can head off the mistakes, missed opportunities, absenteeism and turnover that result when work becomes too routine. Here are some techniques to try:
The Bush administration has begun a multiagency effort to hunt down and prosecute the most flagrant violators of workplace safety.
Currently, workplace safety violations typically avoid criminal prosecution, even when ...
If your people feel overworked, does it matter? And what can you do about it? The answers are "yes" and "more than you may think." Some insights and ideas:

Employees are becoming well versed in the FMLA game, and you're paying the price.
Proof: Unscheduled intermittent FMLA leave now accounts for a sizable portion of all FMLA leave, says ...

When Dominic, your manager, calls you into his office with that "serious" expression on his face, you can't imagine what's up. "Are you aware that Wanda has been seeing Blaine socially?" Blaine had been your team's shining star for more than five years before leaving six months ago ...

Despite the chummy-sounding acronym, PALs (short for passive-activity losses) are anything but friendly to taxpayers, particularly those who invest in real estate. Fortunately, you can gain more tax saving value from your PALs with some astute tax planning.

The word is out on REITs. These investments aren't as desirable for your taxable brokerage-firm accounts anymore because of the income tax repercussions. (They're fine for tax-advantaged retirement accounts.) But the word on the street doesn't give you the whole picture.

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