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.

Alternative work arrangements — flextime, permanent part-time, job-sharing, telecommuting — require managers to adapt in many ways. One of these, often overlooked, is performance appraisal. What's the best way to evaluate the work of someone who's working where you can't see them?
For five years, Allen Beach was a marked man at Yellow Freight. Offensive graffiti with his name was scrawled on the walls of dozens of trucks. Some of the milder ...
An automobile-parts manufacturer got a jolt when a major customer refused to pay for a shipment and ceased all future orders without warning. That forced the manufacturer ...
Talk about a multimillion-dollar mistake. In a case that could spell a trend as more baby boomers care for aging parents, an Illinois federal jury awarded $11.65 million to a hospital ...
If your company uses American Arbitra-tion Association (AAA) rules to resolve employment disputes, you'll need to comply with a handful of updated rules that provide new safeguards to employees during arbitration. ...
Expensive mistake Median award by type of bias: '94-'00 cases Age $268,926, Disability 175,001, Race 120,951, Sex 100,000. Source: Jury Verdict Research ...
While he was taking leave for depression under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Jerry Ogborn got the ax. Reason: During the absence, his employer discovered that Ogborn, a union ...
While Denise Lessard was on disability leave, the company she worked for was sold. All employees were automatically employed by the acquiring firm as long as they were "actively employed" on ...
Didn't get much of a raise in 2002? You're not alone. The struggling economy held HR pay in check as companies kept a tight rein on salary hikes. Pay nudged ...
When does a company officially "know" of a harassment complaint? It's not always when the complaint is lodged with the designated person in your reporting procedures. If your lower-level managers get ...