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.

How do you deal with employees who seem to have negative attitudes about every decision you and your teams make? Here's some expert advice:
Issue: How much should you, or the hiring manager, "sell" a position versus giving the full picture, warts and all? Risk: Providing an overly rosy scenario will create ...
In his book Don't Oil the Squeaky Wheel, Wolf Rinke debunks management myths and offers counterintuitive strategies to lead readers toward "contrarian leadership."
The HR Specialist joined more than 12,000 HR professionals in New Orleans this summer for the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. Here are some ...
Issue: The CEO is looking over HR's shoulder, expecting you to find the magic bullet to reduce health-insurance costs. Benefit: Saving the organization money ...
In his essay “Nature,” American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us that we’re surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty every day, yet we rarely take time to recognize and appreciate it.
You probably believe that the best form of negotiating is the win/win style in which everyone gains something. But win/win is probably the worst way for you to negotiate, says negotiating coach Jim Camp. Here’s why:
When President Bush invited the 9/11 Commission into the Oval Office to interview him and Vice President Dick Cheney, he delivered a memorable lesson in the power of controlling the setting of important meetings.

Choosing healthy entrees at business lunches is one of the easiest ways to promote the impression that you’re vital, healthy, active and likely to be around for years.
Arthur Caliandro, senior minister at Marble Collegiate Church in New York, expects full participation from everyone at his weekly staff meetings.