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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.

You ask for ideas, but they come at a price. Some employees will repeatedly insist they have a great idea and prod you to act on it.
Related telecommunications companies decided to slash middle management. How they did it landed them in court fighting several claims, including age discrimination. Indiana Bell and Ameritech created complex ranking systems ...
When a medical supply company reorganized its sales force, it rated existing employees on a "matrix" of skills. Although Deborah Goosby had won several sales awards, she was put in ...
John Guz had worked for Bechtel for more than 20 years when his job was eliminated. Although Guz was an at-will employee, he claimed that his long record of raises, promotions ...
With nearly 30 years of experience and several awards for selling animal health products, Marvin Fisher was assigned to a top sales unit after a company merger. About a year later, the company...
No employer wants to explain to a court why jokes like "Why beer is better than women" are bouncing around the company e-mail system. But that's the position more companies are ...
Maybe you’re not a number-cruncher, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore your company’s financial performance.
If you model workaholic behavior, you may push people too hard.
You’ll hate me for saying this. When companies like mine were downsizing like crazy a few years back, I loved it. I liked the way it jolted managers.
After seeing the movie Erin Brockovich, you think, “I manage someone like her.” These employees dress scantily, but not blatantly, in violation of company policy.