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.

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Issue: Imaginative cash rewards are the key to successful employee-referral programs. Benefit: Employees hired through employee referrals have higher retention rates. Action: Read below to gauge whether your rewards ...
Issue: New managers need your help, especially in their first three months. Benefits: Smoother management transitions, and they'll see you as an asset rather than as a nuisance. Action: ...
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 ...
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 ...
In both large and small ways, we expect our teams to behave ethically. That's the easy part; the hard part is knowing how to respond to the many ethical questions and challenges we face.
It's not uncommon to realize that employees on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave aren't as productive as their temporary replacements. That puts you in the sticky situation of wishing you ...
Both team leaders and their team members dread the annual appraisal and struggle to make it valuable — especially as flexible job descriptions and team- and project-based workplaces have become the norm. You can get better results when you conduct appraisals if you acknowledge from the start what a performance-review system doesn't do.
In January, a government panel approved the first major update of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations since 1991. That move revises the ADA's Accessibility Guidelines, which govern how organizations must ...

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.

U.S. workers have stayed put, waiting out the recession. Now, 40 percent of workers plan to change jobs this year, according to a Careerbuilder.com survey. Some tips to lure the best: