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: The importance of giving consistent feedback on employee performance. Benefit: When managers provide feedback, employees are more likely to stay ...
If you're like most HR professionals, you've been scrambling in recent months to pull your organization in line with the Labor Department's new rules defining ...
The most popular thing U.S. employers do to help employees alleviate holiday-related stress is to schedule holiday events during business hours ...
In fighting a war, U.S. generals apply the following strategies, which will serve you well, too, when things simply must not go wrong:
Oracle founder and chief executive Larry Ellison is a classic narcissistic leader, reminiscent of both the robber barons of the 19th century, who created industries in their own image, and Genghis Khan, who said: “It is not sufficient that I succeed. Everyone else must fail.”
If you think leaders never make mistakes, consider these stories:
Make sure all versions of your company policies, whether in employee handbooks, online policies or even offer letters, contain clear at-will employment statements.
As this ruling shows, you won't be ...
It's a headache for every manager: You need to put into place new or revised policies that you think are wrongheaded. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Your best defense against a hostile environment claim is proof that you took quick and effective steps to stop the hostility. But courts won't look kindly on your efforts if you ...

"Tara," you ask, "if they haven't sent the requisitions back yet, and you need them, why don't you just go up and get them?" "That woman is a witch," she replied. "I don't want to deal with Shirley even if it would make my job easier" ...