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.

Keep an open mind in investigations;
juries will punish 'kangaroo courts'
When investigating a sexual harassment complaint, don't rush to judgment, and don't allow supervisors to sidestep any steps ...
There's almost always room to improve the way you work. And if you involve your team members from the outset in the process of change, it'll be more likely that the team will accept and embrace the outcome.
Your organization counts on its supervisors to motivate employees. But that doesn't give supervisors free rein to use whatever tactics necessary. As the following case proves, you have the right, and, ...
The U.S. Supreme Court opens its new session Oct. 4, but so far, employment issues are taking a back seat to cases ranging from juvenile executions to wine trading. Expect the ...
Issue: How to succeed at work, stay sane and still get home on time. Benefit: By seizing control over your day, you boost your value to the organization and advance ...
Early in a job interview, you ask for much more money than the other side could possibly offer. In your first meeting with a new vendor, you make a low-ball bid that’s sure to be shot down.
Unless you push ahead, the forces of inertia will bog you down, and one of the most powerful forces of inertia is objections.
Think you’re a pretty big wheel, eh? Forget it, you piker! You’ll never be a leader on the order of that liver-spotted captain of industry, Mr. Burns.
Ronan Tynan, the Irish tenor who has sung everywhere from Yankee Stadium to Ronald Reagan’s funeral, is a fighter. When his legs were amputated below the knees after a motorcycle accident, Tynan trained hard enough to win Paralympics gold medals. Then, he earned a medical degree. At age 33, he decided to start a singing career.
The leader who’s suddenly underemployed—through downsizing, demotion or simply a lucky exit from a very bad job—should heed the reminder that Martha Stewart heard before she packed off to prison: You’re no longer the boss.