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.

Managers can learn a lot from other managers’ mistakes. Here are two recent court cases that show how seemingly small errors can come back to hurt the organization:   Don’t go easy on disabled workers. At evaluation time, some supervisors wrongly take the easy way out, glossing over an employee’s poor performance and refusing to […]
Long before taking the reins of Time Warner, Steve Ross manned some pretty unglamorous jobs, including working for his wife’s family business: a chain of funeral chapels.

Yo, future CEOs. Peter Drucker would like a word with you.
Yes, leadership is more about what you do than what you say. But it’s also about what you say … and how you say it.

Notify staff if you're tracking them via GPS.


Cross-dressing at work isn't protected by law.

Silence pay-related complaints with wise words.

The U.S. government is funneling more money than ever to small businesses.

Your big-company competitors are doing much more this year to register employees to vote and encourage them to go to the polls.

If employees wear inappropriate clothes to work, express your concern in a firm-but-diplomatic fashion.

If you're an owner/executive of a C corporation, it's time to sit down with your tax adviser to see if your compensation passes IRS muster.

The sluggish economy of recent years has helped encourage more employees to come to work, even while they're sick. Nearly 77 percent of employees say they've shown up to work when ill, says a recent poll by ComPsych Corp.