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.

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. 
When Schering-Plough leaders first thought of marketing Dr. Scholl’s foot-care products to the Latino-American market, they feared that the brand name would never play well with Hispanic consumers. They nearly stopped there.
 
Don’t make threats lightly, and don’t take them lightly.
Renetta McCann worked her way from lowly media assistant to CEO of media company Starcom North America chiefly by anticipating problems, dealing superbly with people and persisting despite intense internal competition.
 
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:
A 54-year-old supervisor's management duties were handed to a 48-year-old employee. The supervisor sued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. A federal appeals court tossed out the case. Court's reason: ...