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.

How do the employees at your organization feel about their compensation? If the answer is "Not good," a bit of explanation from you can calm those troubled waters. Fact: Only 45 ...

Several readers recently asked us about the use of semicolons versus commas in a complex sentence.

It may strike you as odd that someone could see fictional TV mobster Tony Soprano as a leader, even though his character is quite literally a “boss.”
You never know when an emergency—appendicitis, a car accident—will strike while traveling on business. That’s why it’s a good idea to create a security folder, and keep it at work.
Under the new overtime rules, white-collar employees who earn less than $455 per week ($23,660 annually) are automatically eligible for overtime. Those who earn more than $100,000 and perform just one ...
Joe was a production supervisor who’d been with the organization for 20 years, was proud of its products and thwarted every danged request from customers to improve those products.

What is RFID? If you don't know, you'd better learn. It may not be long before a large business customer asks you to start implementing it into your inventory for easier logistics management.

If you work at a central location—say, a company office downtown—and you take work home on nights and weekends, you typically won't qualify for home-office deductions. Reason: Your home office is not your "principal place of business." The downtown office is.

The long wait is over. Now, it's time for you to act.

You don't want to play den mother to your employees, but a new trend gaining publicity may put you in that role. So-called "workplace bullying" is no longer something you can shrug off. If you see it, you'd better try to stop it.