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.

No managers like to enforce policies they don't support themselves. But doing so is an essential skill for team leaders.
Consider these two scenarios:
1. At the suggestion of a project manager, your organization starts an employee committee to provide workers a voice in safety issues. Management and the safety ...

If you're still handling payroll yourself, you know it's time consuming and prone to errors. So here's some good news: A new crop of online payroll services are popping up and—no coincidence—the costs are dropping fast.

If your company offers a retirement plan, the federal government says you must retain a "fiduciary responsibility" over those employee accounts.

Break times and meal times for hourly employees should be used for those purposes, not for work. And you should put that policy in writing.

Your organization's employees are its strongest—but most frequently neglected—resource in the battle against theft and destruction of its valuable assets.

Just one hip-hopping employee downloading tunes all day can sap your computer resources and expose you to legal problems, not to mention kill that worker's productivity.

Staying one step ahead of the IRS isn't easy for most small businesses. One wrong step—a forgotten form, a lost receipt—could invite Uncle Sam's wrath.

Children of business owners are two to three times more likely than others to become business owners themselves, according to a new study promoted in the U.S. Small Business Administration's newsletter.

A new OfficeTeam survey asked 613 workers what one thing would give them more job satisfaction. The runaway winner: more schedule flexibility (33 percent).