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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.

My employees tell me I’m the first boss who ever gave them the complete poop about their performance. They say, “I always know what you think of me.”
To fill entry-level jobs, give each of your employees three of your business cards.
If employees keep asking for more money or making unrealistic demands, don’t feel you must give a different answer each time.
With workers who won’t mistake your order for a request, strike a positive note.
By encouraging healthful changes, from eating better to exercising, you can reduce your employees’ sick days, raise morale and cut workers’ comp and health insurance bills.
Mission statements look good on paper, but hardly anyone takes them seriously.
Instruct every employee to e-mail you five New Year’s resolutions for your company or unit.
One week before an employee’s performance review, ask him to submit a list of specific steps he’s taken to help co-workers.
You’d like to mentor each of your employees, but you have no time. So you arrange the next best thing: finding others to mentor them.
An interview with Kay Hammer, president and CEO of Evolutionary Technologies International Inc.