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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Take a few tips on using the art of self-promotion from communication consultant Peggy Klaus:
After studying ancient Greek drama masterpieces, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) concluded that great accomplishments come from people who can think in two distinct ways at the same time:
New Zealand is studying how to turn its scientists into business leaders who can take their innovations to international markets. In interviews with 31 business leaders, a government sponsored study found these transition points in the path of a leader:
"Where are those slides for the Veblen proposal?" "I think they're on Martin's desk." Everything in your office seems to end up on Martin's desk, because Martin's never at his desk. He's been telecommuting for six months — but most of the time, you're not sure where he is.
Are your team members feeling hot under the collar? Experts tell us there are more than 1.5 million incidents of anger-related workplace violence in the U.S. each year — and the number's growing.
Suspecting that an employee's performance is suffering due to personal problems is one of the toughest situations a supervisor can face. Here's some advice that can help:
Under the new overtime rules, white-collar employees who earn less than $455 per week ($23,660 annually) are automatically eligible for overtime. Those who earn more than $100,000 and perform just one ...
There's a lot we can learn from our employees, and the best way is often simply to ask them. To make sure you get the information you need, however, you need to ask questions that give employees a chance to tell you what they really think — as opposed to what they think you want to hear.
Issue: If your organization offers a retirement plan, it has a legal responsibility for those accounts. Risk: A rash of financial and employee benefit scandals has sparked new legal and ...
Issue: Competition remains tight among 401(k) providers, federal scrutiny is rising, and the stock market is trending up. Benefit: You'll enjoy improved negotiating clout ...
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