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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.

Before Gordon Bethune joined Continental Airlines in 1994 as president and CEO, the airline had lost money in 12 of its previous 16 years. How could he begin to lead the company out of that kind of trouble?

To round out your qualifications as a leader, you can fix almost any personal defect. Proof: Citigroup executive and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. 
Issue: This is prime office-pool season: the Super Bowl, followed by the NCAA basketball tournament. Risk: Betting pools can sap productivity, but the real danger comes from compulsive gamblers on ...
Issue: Poorly managed disability-management programs and rising costs can reduce your organization's profits. Benefit: By making disability programs more efficient, you boost the bottom line and your stature in the ...
Issue: In this election year, politics will become a hot topic around the water cooler.
Risk: Retaliating against employees for their off-site political activities or comments can run you into ...
Issue: The media's growing interest in HR and workplace issues. Benefit: By gaining publicity for your organization, you can aid recruitment efforts and earn kudos from top brass. Action: ...
Issue: How to avoid the often-overlooked liabilities of using interns in your workplace. Risk: Courts view interns the same as employees, as "agents" of your organization. Plus, you face extra ...
Co-workers and customers alike commented on what a "really nice person" Lauryn was. But Amy wished Lauryn's work quality and productivity weren't just barely good enough to satisfy her expectations ...
When making the tough call about who receives a layoff notice (and defending that decision in court), rely on more than one evaluation tool.
Why? Overly rosy performance evaluations are ...
Workplace safety isn't only an issue for managers in risky industries. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of safe workplace practices and how they impact managers: