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.

U.S. workers have stayed put, waiting out the recession. Now, 40 percent of workers plan to change jobs this year, according to a Careerbuilder.com survey. Some tips to lure the best:

It's not a topic you can ignore anymore.

Before employees begin leave for jury duty, ask them to show you a summons or other proof of service. Don't just take their word for it.

Don’t simply put all your talented people on a problem-solving team.  

You’ve now got the staff to do the work you once did yourself, but you’ve been a workhorse for so long that you don’t know how to steer the team.


Look at people who are doing what you really want to do and ask: “If they’re doing that, why can’t I?” 

It’s a simple way to protect your bottom line against currency fluctuations. 
 Do you have personal motivation and the need for for support?
When it came to leading a Major League baseball team, former Houston Astros manager Larry Dierker pursued this simple philosophy: “My high school coach used to say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. The first thing is to identify the ones that will drink.”   
 A spiral-bound notebook by your phone might help the other party "remember" the conversation.