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.

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Over the years we've come to realize that if there's a perfect performance appraisal system, nobody knows about it. Here's some expert advice to help you avoid problems that seem to vex many managers:

Good managers plan for success in life as well as in business, and part of that planning should be setting personal goals and objectives that are important enough to motivate us to work hard and focus our energies. Assess your goal-setting strength with this quiz.

In light of the Supreme Court's recent landmark age-bias ruling, you should schedule time in the coming weeks to review your organization's policies, from hiring to compensation and layoffs, to find ...
One of your roles as a team leader is that of project manager. But like many of your leadership roles, this is one you can share with your team—and in the process, improve the quality of your own efforts while developing your team members' skills and competencies.
Use quick “Got a second?” chats on the fly, rather than lengthy meetings, to stay on top of things.
Determine whether the people you’re considering promoting are ready to break with their current jobs
Resist the temptation to dismiss people with one-word labels
Gain a new perspective on how your organization really operates
“Leadership is not magnetic personality,” says management guru Peter Drucker.
Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo overshadows what is perhaps his biggest leadership gaffe.
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