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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.

You may have heard that the federal government rewrote the rules in 2004 that define which white-collar employees are eligible to earn overtime pay. Here’s a primer to help you answer employees’ questions: The nation’s main wage law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), says employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek [...]
There's a lot we can learn from our employees, and the best way is often simply to ask them. To make sure you get the information you need, however, you need to ask questions that give employees a chance to tell you what they really think — as opposed to what they think you want to hear.
Issue: The recording industry is increasing the legal heat on illegal downloads, and the businesses that allow it to occur at work. Risks: Musicians can sue for up to $150,000 ...
How do the employees at your organization feel about their compensation? If the answer is "Not good," a bit of explanation from you can calm those troubled waters. Fact: Only 45 ...

Several readers recently asked us about the use of semicolons versus commas in a complex sentence.

It may strike you as odd that someone could see fictional TV mobster Tony Soprano as a leader, even though his character is quite literally a “boss.”
You never know when an emergency—appendicitis, a car accident—will strike while traveling on business. That’s why it’s a good idea to create a security folder, and keep it at work.
Under the new overtime rules, white-collar employees who earn less than $455 per week ($23,660 annually) are automatically eligible for overtime. Those who earn more than $100,000 and perform just one ...
Joe was a production supervisor who’d been with the organization for 20 years, was proud of its products and thwarted every danged request from customers to improve those products.
Issue: If your organization offers a retirement plan, it has a legal responsibility for those accounts. Risk: A rash of financial and employee benefit scandals has sparked new legal and ...