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.

If your company offers a retirement plan, the federal government says you must retain a "fiduciary responsibility" over those employee accounts.

Break times and meal times for hourly employees should be used for those purposes, not for work. And you should put that policy in writing.

Your organization's employees are its strongest—but most frequently neglected—resource in the battle against theft and destruction of its valuable assets.

Just one hip-hopping employee downloading tunes all day can sap your computer resources and expose you to legal problems, not to mention kill that worker's productivity.

Staying one step ahead of the IRS isn't easy for most small businesses. One wrong step—a forgotten form, a lost receipt—could invite Uncle Sam's wrath.

Children of business owners are two to three times more likely than others to become business owners themselves, according to a new study promoted in the U.S. Small Business Administration's newsletter.

A new OfficeTeam survey asked 613 workers what one thing would give them more job satisfaction. The runaway winner: more schedule flexibility (33 percent).

A new, well-publicized study could raise skepticism (and potentially legal complaints) by shorter people about your pay practices.

Are you ready to motivate your people? Not if you aren't motivated yourself. If you feel like you're dragging yourself through the workday, your people are going to pick up on your lack of energy and enthusiasm. And that's the last thing you need. Take this quiz and see how you handle some common demotivators for managers.
Many states provide some immunity for employers who furnish truthful, fact-based employment references. But, as the following case shows, that immunity can evaporate if you provide false information or make malicious ...