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.

The Trick to Working With a First-Time Manager (Who’s Struggling)

Working with other people will always be a challenging part of your job. But what’s even more challenging than learning how to work with others is learning how to manage up. If you're dealing with a first-time manager, here's the secret to making both your lives easier.

9 Cheap (or Free!) Classes That’ll Help You Manage Up

Your boss is almost always absent. Or, completely disorganized. Or, not a great communicator. Or, doesn’t set clear priorities. Whatever category of manager you have to work with, these cheap online classes will make your life easier and work more productive.

The Best Way to Ask Your Boss for Regular Check-ins (Template Included!)

So, you’re feeling really disconnected from your boss. You like them, but you never seem to be on the same page. Here's how to ask them (nicely) to schedule regular check-ins with you via email or in person—and make both your lives easier.

6 Ways to Keep Things From Getting Worse When Your Boss Starts Yelling at You

You might need to quit but you probably shouldn't on the spot.