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.

In the classic training video “The Power of Vision,” a young man walks along a beach just after dawn, tossing stranded starfish back into the sea.
In leadership, as in surfing, every wipeout represents a victory. You put yourself out there, crash and learn.
Intuit founder Scott Cook’s first rule: “Be humble about your importance, about how many answers you know and about how much you don’t know (which is always more than you think).”


While still a saleswoman (and a great one, at that), Mary Kay Ash drew up a list of pros and cons about the companies she’d worked for. Realizing that the list of positives composed a business plan for her dream company, she founded Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Whether you’re pitching a proposal, recruiting an employee, leasing space or seeking capital, you’re constantly bargaining with others.
Whether you court clients or answer to bosses, use this schedule from consultant Andrew Sobel to form your master leadership plan:
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 ...
If your organization pared back during the economic slide, you may be joining other employers that are rebuilding their staffing levels.
More employers expect to pick up the hiring pace ...