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.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidency in 1932, the 20th Amendment was not yet in place, meaning his inauguration would not take place until March 4, 1933, instead of Jan. 20. That gave the defeated Herbert Hoover, a very bitter lame duck, months to undermine Roosevelt.
As a leader, you face decisions, and then you face defining moments when you have to dig down to your core values and choose a certain path.


Good news: Employees in nonunion workplaces no longer can insist on co-workers joining them during investigatory meetings. You can legally deny such employee representation requests thanks to a new National Labor ...
It's not unusual for workers to resist new responsibilities. Sometimes, what drives this resistance is not fatigue or laziness or resentment, but fear — of change and of failure.
If workers want to bring retaliation lawsuits against their employers, they must prove they suffered an "adverse employment action," such as being fired, threatened or denied a promotion. But a court ...
Healthy teams are more productive, and managers can support employee health by creating healthy workplaces. How does yours measure up?
Issue: Several types of valuable HR certifications exist, and new ones emerge all the time, especially in compensation and benefits. Benefit: HR credentials ...
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."