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.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt won the presidency in 1932, the 20th Amendment was not yet in place, meaning his inauguration would not take place until March 4, 1933, instead of Jan. 20. That gave the defeated Herbert Hoover, a very bitter lame duck, months to undermine Roosevelt.
As a leader, you face decisions, and then you face defining moments when you have to dig down to your core values and choose a certain path.


Good news: Employees in nonunion workplaces no longer can insist on co-workers joining them during investigatory meetings. You can legally deny such employee representation requests thanks to a new National Labor ...
It's not unusual for workers to resist new responsibilities. Sometimes, what drives this resistance is not fatigue or laziness or resentment, but fear — of change and of failure.
If workers want to bring retaliation lawsuits against their employers, they must prove they suffered an "adverse employment action," such as being fired, threatened or denied a promotion. But a court ...
Healthy teams are more productive, and managers can support employee health by creating healthy workplaces. How does yours measure up?
In his essay “Nature,” American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us that we’re surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty every day, yet we rarely take time to recognize and appreciate it.
You probably believe that the best form of negotiating is the win/win style in which everyone gains something. But win/win is probably the worst way for you to negotiate, says negotiating coach Jim Camp. Here’s why:
When President Bush invited the 9/11 Commission into the Oval Office to interview him and Vice President Dick Cheney, he delivered a memorable lesson in the power of controlling the setting of important meetings.

Choosing healthy entrees at business lunches is one of the easiest ways to promote the impression that you’re vital, healthy, active and likely to be around for years.