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.

Climbing the ranks of the $100 million Douglas Battery Co., Frank McNair mastered the art of management.
More employees are asking to split a full-time position. This trend may put you in a bind: You want to accommodate workers, but you must maintain productivity.

If you’re planning to give a speech, don’t assume you must open with a joke. If it flops, your confidence will deflate faster than a burst balloon.

If you run a project team and a new member comes aboard midstream, provide a past-present-future overview.
As you watch the new president take office, you may think, “Why not me?”
How to get around an awful workmate.
Some people seem to get along with everyone. They’re easy to talk to, yet assertive and demanding when necessary. How do they do it?
You want to motivate your workers but you’re not sure how to do it. Try keeping the group’s purpose in plain view.
Proud, headstrong employees tend to rebel if criticized.
Stock options have left your employees rich, and now they want to leave you.