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.

The best managers spend more time listening and asking questions than they do talking and giving answers. Are you asking your people the right questions? Take this multiple-choice quiz and find out:
Half of the human resource professionals polled recently say they've approved Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests that they believed were not legitimate. They felt obligated to grant the leave ...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is starting a new voluntary mediation pilot program in which private-sector discrimination charges filed ...
Don't expect a job title to help you, or a court, determine an employee's exempt or nonexempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A manager in name only doesn't ...
THE LAW. While law doesn't directly regulate employee handbooks, they are extremely important legal tools. A handbook documents your policies, builds trust ...
When it comes to discrimination affecting your company's hiring and firing decisions, what you don't know can hurt you. That's why it's important to reiterate ...
Don't let your guard down when interviewing someone who doesn't appear to suffer from a disability. If you ask an illegal question, anyone can hit you with ...
If Disgruntled Don in accounting sues your company, his lawyer can talk with other employees and, under most state laws, there's not much ...
What gets done in your workplace on Friday? Nothing? Here are some strategies to keep Fridays from becoming wasted days:
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 ...