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.

Good teachers say they’re always learning from their students.
New managers often regard the most talkative, confident employees as the most intelligent members of the team. That can be a faulty assumption.
When someone or something breaks your concentration, you can react one of two ways: stay broken or resume your work.
When employees ask you for more money, reply consistently.
You need to get colleagues in other departments to help you tackle projects, but they rarely seem interested. It’s the same pattern: You ask for help and they either dither or refuse. Here’s how to guide them to become more willing team players.
You wind up putting out fires all day, not coaching or leading. You’re spread so thin that you rarely have time to praise fine work, ask smart questions or serve as a sounding board for ideas.
Before you hook up with a mentor, develop an exit strategy.
If you’re running a meeting, log every assigned task, with deadlines.
Goad employees to play devil’s advocate when they propose ideas.
If you're confused about when you can ask an employee about his medical condition or medical tests, new guidance from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) tries to clear up ...