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.

Ever heard a good, rational reason for trusting your gut?
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 ...
Issue: Managers often unwittingly put your organization at risk when terminating someone. Risk: One wrongful-termination lawsuit or discrimination ...
Managers can learn a lot from other managers’ mistakes. Here are two recent court cases that show how seemingly small errors can come back to hurt the organization:   Don’t go easy on disabled workers. At evaluation time, some supervisors wrongly take the easy way out, glossing over an employee’s poor performance and refusing to [...]
Long before taking the reins of Time Warner, Steve Ross manned some pretty unglamorous jobs, including working for his wife’s family business: a chain of funeral chapels.


Yo, future CEOs. Peter Drucker would like a word with you.
Yes, leadership is more about what you do than what you say. But it’s also about what you say … and how you say it.
Poker is back in vogue, and not just among middle-age men. As many as 80 million Americans now play the deceptively simple card game of strategy, cunning and luck.