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: How do you calculate overtime pay for employees who perform two separate jobs at separate hourly rates?
Benefit: New Labor Department rulings clarify this confusing part of wage-and-hour law. ...
Roslyn Courtney used to think leaders were aloof. What she discovered
is that the best ones are down-to-earth, approachable, open and frank. “There shouldn’t be this mentality that the big, important person is on
top and the little people are on the bottom,” says the researcher. Here are some other characteristics Courtney has pinpointed in leaders:
Although Native Americans in the late 19th century were fighting a
losing battle, they still enjoyed moments of leadership. This is one of
When Kevin Rollins took over as chief executive at Dell last year, he arrived just in time to see profits begin to slump. Rollins could’ve blamed a saturated marketplace or other external
factors. Instead, he decided that poor management was to blame. In a
gutsy upside-down move to shake things up, he asked employees to review
their bosses’ performance.
Most leaders think they need to flaunt some grand vision to win over
employees, but it ain’t necessarily so, says Tom Davenport, author of Human Capital.
At the end of the 19th century, Buffalo Bill Cody built the most famous
Wild West show the world has ever seen … and laid the groundwork for
the entertainment business as we know it today. Here’s how he did it:
Managers can take steps to stop employee burnout before it starts. Check your skills with this self-assessment.
THE LAW. The 1935 National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to organize, bargain collectively and strike. In the 1940s, Congress
tried to correct union abuses of power by ...
Issue: Safety-conscious companies look beyond the bottom line.
Benefit: In addition to reducing costs and boosting morale, safety can be promoted as a recruiting tool to applicants.
Action: Reduce ...
Issue: More employers are offering voluntary supplemental medical insurance, and insurers are offering more products.
Benefit/risk: Such plans can fill gaps left by medical coverage cutbacks, but the strategy can ...