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.

Thorough background checks can help you defeat any negligent hiring claim.
But what if applicants' background checks come up clean, yet they begin displaying troublesome behavior at your workplace. In ...
Issue: Is pursuing a graduate degree worth the effort? If so, which one should you pursue? Benefits: An advanced degree can build your HR and business know-how, plus boost career ...
HR spending often wildly varies from the senior management's priorities, says a new Watson Wyatt survey. Examples: While managers ranked staff selection second in terms of their priorities, it ranked 36th ...
Issue: Many organizations don't reap the full financial benefits from their employee-assistance programs (EAPs) because employees underuse them. Benefits: When fully used ...
You know that some employees cruise the Web at work. But did you know that many sites actively encourage it and even give users ways to deceive their bosses? Sites such ...
A 54-year-old supervisor's management duties were handed to a 48-year-old employee. The supervisor sued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. A federal appeals court tossed out the case. Reason: The ...
Issue: Retaining the best employees should be a high priority for your organization as the economy picks up. Benefits: Reduces recruitment and retraining ...

You know that some employees slack off at work by cruising the Web. But did you know that some Web sites actively encourage it—and give users ways to deceive their bosses?

To see how well your company deals with customers' orders, questions and problems, invest an hour each month "walking in their shoes."

When meeting with your accountant this tax season, don't be surprised if he or she tries to sell you on a new benefit-
management program or other service.