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.

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:
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After being burned a few times early in life by “rogues of dubious character,” Benjamin Franklin started finding himself more attracted to practical, reliable folk.
Herb Brooks never aspired to anything more than leading the University of Minnesota Gophers to three national hockey championships.