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.

The ancient Romans built a magnificent city over a swamp because they envisioned a powerful, stable society and had the craftsmanship and discipline to make it happen. The plan’s sheer scale reveals the Romans’ larger-than-life ambitions. Use this three-part approach to make sure you’ve got enough “oomph!” behind your mission.
The landowners of Celtic Ireland elected their kings based on merit. Cormac MacAirt—known for peace, prosperity and justice during his reign as a high king in the third century— was reputed to have written books on criminal law and history as well as a famous manual for leaders.
Creativity. It’s a fairly new buzzword in business. Now comes research from Harvard business professor Teresa Amabile to debunk the myths about it. For the past eight years, she’s run a diary study of hundreds of managers “to look at creativity in the wild.” Amabile has uncovered these myths:
The best way to prevent employees from rallying support for a union in the workplace is to write and enforce a specific no-solicitation policy. To make sure it passes legal muster, ...
Over the years we've come to realize that if there's a perfect performance appraisal system, nobody knows about it. Here's some expert advice to help you avoid problems that seem to vex many managers:
Organizations that use the Internet to recruit employees should pay attention to these two developments:
Job-search search engines. Rather than bouncing around to several different job boards, applicants now have ...

Good managers plan for success in life as well as in business, and part of that planning should be setting personal goals and objectives that are important enough to motivate us to work hard and focus our energies. Assess your goal-setting strength with this quiz.

THE LAW. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a less costly way of resolving employment conflicts than going to court Also, good ADR programs often end up being a more peaceful forum ...
One of your roles as a team leader is that of project manager. But like many of your leadership roles, this is one you can share with your team—and in the process, improve the quality of your own efforts while developing your team members' skills and competencies.
Issue: How to play a key role in shaping changes in your organization.
Benefit: You can better anticipate future HR needs and position yourself as a "thinker" not just a ...