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.

Procter & Gamble Chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley tells a tale of getting down to core issues when a valuable employee wants to leave. It happened when Lafley once resigned from P&G. His boss, Steve Donovan, tore up the letter of resignation. “Go home,” Donovan told Lafley.
Issue: How to use rewards and recognition in the best (and most cost-efficient) way to motivate employees.
Benefits: By making recognition a companywide effort, you remove a burden from you ...
Knowing how to delegate tasks to your team members is a critical management skill. It helps you develop your people while controlling your workload at the same time. But part of mastering this skill includes knowing when not to delegate.
As a front-line manager, you need to watch the bottom line—which means not only encouraging productivity but preventing waste. Here's a strategy for tackling the issue with your team:
Sometimes it seems like putting out fires is the most important task in our job descriptions as managers. How well do you handle crises that break up your workflow? Take this quiz and find out.
"We're living through a historically steep leadership learning curve. Unfortunately, we're learning from unbelievably poor examples of leadership." So writes consultant and leadership coach Dan Coughlin in his book, Corporate Catalysts.
In sexual harassment cases, your worst-case scenario is harassment by a supervisor. That's because sex harassment by a supervisor resulting in a tangible employment action (firing, demotion, pay cut, etc.) is ...
In his book Corporate Catalysts, author Dan Coughlin identifies 20 leadership tools—"different ways to influence the way other people think. They are very simple ideas; that's the point. Being a great leader is not complicated." Here's a sampling:
Hopefully, reading about multimillion-dollar lawsuit verdicts has motivated you to implement anti-harassment and discrimination employee training. But how good is the training you're giving? It's a question worth asking.
Reason: ...
You sigh and turn to Erin. "That was the registrar's office at State. Seems our boy Jason is not actually enrolled there—and hasn't been for two years."