What to Write in a Boss’s Day Card: 5 Templates to Impress Your Manager

Wondering what to write in a Boss's Day card? Staring at that blank page, trying to think of the perfect message for your boss? Use these five templates to jot down a note that's appreciative and heartfelt. It might even earns you a few extra brownie points with your manager.

11 Lessons From Great Bosses That You Can Use Right Now

Some bosses really stick in your memory. Often, it’s two kinds that leave the most indelible marks: the horrible bosses and the amazing ones. We asked 11 people to highlight lessons learned from great managers that helped in their professional development—and that you can apply in your own career.

2 Lessons I Learned From Telling My Boss I Was Unsure About My Job

I was having a difficult time adjusting to the responsibilities of my teaching job. So, I did what I thought was my only option—I escalated my concerns to my direct manager. Here are two surprising lessons I learned in the process of telling her I was unsure about my job.

How to Have a Successful One-on-One With Your Boss (No Matter How Well You Get Along)

Whether you’ve been working for years or are just starting out, you know that having good one-on-one meetings with your boss is crucial for your success. Here’s how to make the most of this time so you both leave feeling productive, motivated, and on the same page.

6 Questions to Ask if You Want Your New Boss to Like You (and Spoiler, You Do!)

Starting a new job is all about making a good first impression—and this means asking a lot of questions. While there are no bad questions, there are some that will boost your reputation better than others. These six are worth asking in the first few days and weeks if you want to get ahead.

Here’s Exactly What to Do When Someone Gives You Feedback You Disagree With

Knowing how to react to bad feedback is challenging. But, knowing how to respond to feedback you disagree with? Well, that's even trickier. Should you smile and nod? Should you insist that you're doing everything perfectly? Here's how to react to feedback you think is totally off base.

Here’s How Bosses From Hell Helped 6 Entrepreneurs Grow

From control freaks to being uncooperative, founders share what they learned from their worst boss.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Should I Talk to My Boss About Moving Into a Leadership Role?

You've decided you want to move into a leadership role, but you're unsure of how to bring it up to your boss in a way that makes you look qualified, rather than pushy. Here's how to have that conversation in a way that's productive and professional.

The Question Smart People Ask When They’re Confused About an Assignment

Your boss sat you down yesterday and outlined your next project. The problem? You’re completely confused about the direction you’re supposed to take it in. Don’t stress! The key is to catch your confusion early on and address it—here's how.

What You Should (and Shouldn’t!) Say When Your Boss Has Unreasonable Expectations

Your boss is known for his totally unreasonable expectations. Rather than continuing to shoulder the burden, you know you need to speak up. But, how can you push back in a way that's still polite and professional? Here's exactly what you should (and shouldn't!) say in four common situations.