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.

Think about "effective problem- solving." What does it look like on your team? How do you define success? How long does it take? How often does it happen?
Issue: Even with the economy moving again, employers are playing it safe, budgeting for modest employee pay raises in 2005. Benefit: By pointing ...
We've seen lots of cases where, after a bad review or disciplinary action, employees really turn themselves around — temporarily. Here's what managers can do to make sure they don't turn into yo-yo performers:
Issue: The importance of giving consistent feedback on employee performance. Benefit: When managers provide feedback, employees are more likely to stay ...
If you're like most HR professionals, you've been scrambling in recent months to pull your organization in line with the Labor Department's new rules defining ...
Team and project managers often need to depend on people other than direct reports. That means they have none of the usual levers—salary, bonus, promotion, etc.—to control behavior.
Polar explorer Roald Amundsen’s most important quality? He was willing to learn.
While observing a well-respected CEO on the job recently, we noticed that he toggled between two distinct modes of using his time:
You’ll probably never need courage to do your work, at least the kind of courage required against physical threats like torture or gunfire. Still, understanding courage can help you become a better leader.
Today, products have to be more than functional and reliable. They’ve got to be exceptional, with style built right in. So says Seth Godin, marketing savant and proponent of the “purple cow”: the product that stands out from the rest.