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.

You're an enthusiastic manager of the new school, which means you do everything you can to encourage your team members to be self-starters and make decisions on their own. But ever since Lana came on board, you're wondering if the old "do as you're told" management strategy didn't have something to recommend it.
The best way to prevent employees from rallying support for a union in the workplace is to write and enforce a specific no-solicitation policy. To make sure it passes legal muster, ...
Over the years we've come to realize that if there's a perfect performance appraisal system, nobody knows about it. Here's some expert advice to help you avoid problems that seem to vex many managers:
Organizations that use the Internet to recruit employees should pay attention to these two developments:
Job-search search engines. Rather than bouncing around to several different job boards, applicants now have ...

Good managers plan for success in life as well as in business, and part of that planning should be setting personal goals and objectives that are important enough to motivate us to work hard and focus our energies. Assess your goal-setting strength with this quiz.

THE LAW. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a less costly way of resolving employment conflicts than going to court Also, good ADR programs often end up being a more peaceful forum ...
One of your roles as a team leader is that of project manager. But like many of your leadership roles, this is one you can share with your team—and in the process, improve the quality of your own efforts while developing your team members' skills and competencies.
Issue: How to play a key role in shaping changes in your organization.
Benefit: You can better anticipate future HR needs and position yourself as a "thinker" not just a ...
Issue: Supervisors tend to be quicker in disciplining employees that have given them trouble in the past.
Risk: Singling out certain "troublemakers" for discipline can spur a retaliation lawsuit.
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Issue: A new Supreme Court ruling ratchets up your vulnerability to federal age-discrimination lawsuits.
Risk: Employees no longer need to show a "smoking gun." Even policies that inadvertently discriminate can ...