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.

Strategic thinking might be hard to teach, but it’s easy to compose a memo that burnishes brilliant thinking.
“We use the names of the Old Testament characters Cain and Abel as a metaphor for the ongoing battle between cunning (Cain) and ability (Abel) in today’s workplace.”
A Boston-based consultant, Smythe Dorward Lambert, asks its clients’ employees to evaluate management’s performance. A constant comment: The company says one thing and does another.
You want more allies at work, but you’re not a natural at making friends. Perhaps you’re too quiet, prickly or blunt.
Our CEO always tells us to speak up when we have great ideas. Well, I do. I’ve suggested three ideas that would improve our bottom line with minimal upfront cost. But management keeps blowing me off.
You give a great speech, only to fall apart during the Q&A. Unscripted interplay may cause you to stutter, misspeak and repeat yourself.
In the first few minutes of a meeting, everyone’s attentive. But as tough issues arise, participants might bicker, form cliques and ignore the facilitator.
I’m an interim manager for one year, and I want to be more than a caretaker. How can I make an immediate impact on my staff of 10?
Prudential fired Alex Montez four months into his job as a senior vice president after it found he had misrepresented something on his job application. But one issue prevented a clean ...
Lisa Russell was rated "excellent" and received a bonus of $807. So what's her gripe? An African-American co-worker received a higher rating of "outstanding" and a bonus of $1,355. Russell, who ...