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.

Issue: Executives are reluctant to approve training unless they can prove that it will pay for itself many times over.
Benefit: By providing the CEO with legitimate return-on-investment (ROI) figures, ...
It's hard to have a healthy team unless the members trust each other and the enterprise, and both of those require trust between the team and its manager. Take the following quiz to find out if you're trustworthy.

Do you own rental property that's been producing a marginal profit or a loss the past few years? Short of raising the rent again, you're fighting an uphill battle as your expenses continue to grow.

Some people use the words interchangeably, but for most of us the traditional boss is someone who turns employees off, while a leader turns them on. So it's valuable to understand how to be a leader instead of a boss.
Protect your laptop at the airport.
Brush up business-theory basics—from Gantt Charts to Maslow’s Hierarchy.
Encourage learning and build creativity by explaining the results you’re looking for.
Fear of sexual-harassment suits have forced many American leaders to stop touching people. Yet, some top executives, including Jack Welch, still include a pat on the shoulder or a warmer-than-usual handshake among their leadership tools. Here's how to use the power of touch:
Stay on top of your responsibilities with this technique from Donald Trump:
George Washington stood first in the hearts of his countrymen for many reasons. One of them: He treated people right. By the time he was 16, he had copied out the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. Here’s a sampling from the book, a code of 110 rules, that Washington often displayed: