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.

If you're involved in termination decisions, don't always take supervisors' comments at face value. Consider doing your own investigation before taking action. Your goal is to independently verify the information you're ...
You don't need to let an employee set a bad example by trying to force concessions from you that aren't required in a collective-bargaining agreement or employment contract. Turn the tables ...
The National Institute for Occupa-tional Safety and Health (NIOSH) has posted a new guide for employers on how to evaluate workplace safety and health changes. The guidance aims to help organizations ...

Scared off from investing by the mutual-fund scandals? You can reap the tax advantages of mutual funds by investing in other tax-advantaged vehicles.

If you or your staff attend trade shows and conferences this year, apply some extra vigilance over what's revealed to clients and prospects. Reason: Your competitors are watching, and your company's closely held secrets and business plans are the most vulnerable at these events.

The federal panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks says the private sector is still unprepared for more attacks.

If you have one employee who does all your company's purchasing, look for hints that he or she is skimming off the top or receiving kickbacks from vendors.

Sometimes, you have to accept a setback. But effective leaders know how to cast bad news in the best possible light.
At a pivotal moment in the late 1960s, both presidential candidate Richard Nixon and future presidential candidate Jesse Jackson were saying essentially the same thing.
The way you answer questions after a speech cements your image as a leader. Follow these four pointers from a top executive coach: