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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Employees who are competent, yet complacent pose a challenge to many front-line managers. Sometimes, it's best (and easiest) to chalk their lack of drive up to personality and leave it at that. But managers need to get their people to work at their full potential.
You're the operations supervisor of a plant in a rural area where people know each other well, and you and your people enjoy the friendly atmosphere that prevails on the plant floor. The problem is, some people have been taking advantage of that atmosphere. And they aren't even employees ...
In the wake of corporate scandals, many enterprises have beefed up their ethics programs. But managers are now reporting cases of ethical overkill—employees blowing the whistle in every case where they think policies might have been violated.
When it comes to handling employee complaints of unfair treatment, you'd better have a policy and a procedure in place to handle retaliation claims.
That's the $520,000 message a federal ...
When employees suffer health problems that affect their work and could trigger ADA protection, you should start the interactive process and explore possible accommodations. But make sure your supervisors know not ...
Buyer beware: If you don't probe deeply into job candidates' backgrounds, you're in the minority these days.
In fact, 80 percent of employers polled in a new Society for Human ...
Ever since media reports focused earlier this year on a Michigan company's strict policy banning smokers on staff, many employers have asked the question: "Can we, should we, do the same?" ...
Issue: Persuading top execs to approve new initiatives that will enhance HR's stature at your organization.
Risk: Your reputation, your career ... your credibility.
Action: Enlist a network of ...
Issue: Whether , and how , to notify unsuccessful job applicants.
Risk: Spending too much effort on rejection notification can tax your resources, but poor notification can reflect badly on ...
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