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: The media's growing interest in HR and workplace issues. Benefit: By gaining publicity for your organization, you can aid recruitment efforts and earn kudos from top brass. Action: ...
Issue: How to avoid the often-overlooked liabilities of using interns in your workplace. Risk: Courts view interns the same as employees, as "agents" of your organization. Plus, you face extra ...
Co-workers and customers alike commented on what a "really nice person" Lauryn was. But Amy wished Lauryn's work quality and productivity weren't just barely good enough to satisfy her expectations ...
Workplace safety isn't only an issue for managers in risky industries. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of safe workplace practices and how they impact managers:
People are more likely to call in sick when they don't feel their attendance really matters, when they find their working conditions unpleasant or stressful, or when they feel taken for granted. Anything you can do to prevent or offset such feelings will have a positive effect on attendance.
You're the new manager of a design workgroup. You're looking forward to a new set of challenges, but are nervous about supervising several employees who are older and more experienced than you. But your manager seems to have faith in you, and at first, so do your new employees ...
"It's a fact of business life," writes professional speaker, consultant, and customer-service expert Peggy Morrow. "To keep your competitive edge, you must be constantly upgrading the quality of the service you offer." That's true regardless of what kind of "customer" you have or what kind of "service" you provide.

Office betting pools are like that five-mile-per-hour buffer above the speed limit—technically illegal but rarely enforced.

But while you probably won't face legal trouble for tolerating betting pools at your workplace, you could face other problems, including declining productivity and potential theft from a desperate, compulsive gambler.

C corporations offer better tax treatment for fringe benefits than S corporations. But don't avoid an S corporation election simply because of fringe benefits.

Reports about the demise of family limited partnerships (FLPs) are greatly exaggerated.

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