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.

Good leaders encourage both teams and individual stars, even when the dominant culture is oriented toward teamwork.
Don’t overlook this critical factor when you’re negotiating: how the other person feels about the issue at hand.
Provide ‘BlackBerry breaks’ during lengthy meetings.
He was known for his reticence and composure, yet Gen. George C. Marshall, in at least three famous moments, publicly confronted his superiors.


Ever heard a good, rational reason for trusting your gut?
What can you do to make sure your feedback makes a real difference in employee performance? Here are some suggestions from the pros:
When properly done, the task of writing a job description—as much as the written document itself—is the place where the hiring process gets off to a good start. Here's some expert advice that can help:

 

A new project gets started, a new division is created, new staff come on board—and voila! A team is born. As with newborn babies, the first weeks of these new teams' lives can be critical for future success.
Jack wants one more promotion— to group leader—before he retires.You sympathize with Jack's desire, but you just don't think he's cut out for management ...
Issue: The Labor Department has finalized rules that redefine which employees are eligible for overtime pay. Benefit/risks: Clearer rules should cut your misclassification risks, but you face a steep learning ...