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.

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Consultant Mike Staver says courage is a more critical leadership trait than ever. "In a harsh business environ­ment, there are serious consequences for making the wrong move," he says.
Consul­tant and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni identifies five "natural but dangerous pitfalls" that stand in the way of team success. Are these problems on your team?
Over the long term, managers have a number of options for improving the performance of chronic slackers—or cutting them loose entirely. But in the heat of a crisis, the options are more limited.
What you do or don't do during periods of change determines how many good employees stick around, and what kind of attitude they will hold about the enterprise long after the cause of the difficult times has been forgotten. Here are some actions you can take that will make a big difference:
You probably can’t afford to hire an IT employee, and it’s expensive to pay tech consultants to repeatedly troubleshoot computer problems.
If your company has to transfer an employee, you may help by providing relocation services.
While some view the home-office deduction as audit bait, you’ll withstand any IRS scrutiny if you know and follow the home-office deduction rules. In this Special Report, we’ll explain those rules in plain English and show you how to earn bigger and better deductions without getting off the living room couch.
If your company has to transfer an employee,you may help by providing relocation services. For instance, you might arrange for the sale of the employee’s home to a third party through a relocation firm. 
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