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.

Before you ask for advice from a haughty co-worker, butter him up.
With corporate layoffs over the past 20 years, fewer people are doing more work.
If you're thinking about extending benefits to employees' domestic partners, be prepared to defend any limits. When the Chicago school board decided to extend spousal health benefits to domestic partners ...
Trimming your work force without smart legal advice is like performing surgery without a doctor. You may remove what you intended, but the complications could be deadly. Even if you ...
If an employee or peer starts yelling at you, telling the person to “calm down” won’t help
A reader called us to ask, “Should I start job hunting? My company is scaling down longtime perks like free coffee. Even the water coolers are now unfilled. Am I overreacting—or should I flee while I can?”
Win compliance from employees by highlighting what’s to gain by cooperating, not what’s to lose if they don’t.
If you asked your peers and employees for words that describe you, what would they say?
Some speakers don’t end their comments with finality.
Automobile pioneer Henry Ford once complained, “Why is it that when I want to hire a set of hands, I get an entire human?”