What You Can Realistically Do When You Work on a Dysfunctional Team

No workplace is perfect, but there's a difference between working a bad job and a dysfunctional one. Maybe your team is disorganized or your company is unclear on its goals. Whatever the reason, it can be hard to leave and even harder to stay—so, how can you make the most of your situation?

Ask a Candid Boss: How Do I Play Nice With the Other Managers at Work?

When you're a leader, needing to work with other managers can be a challenge. Here are some tips to successfully work cross-functionally. It won't only help you reach your goals faster, but also show off your leadership and communication skills.

The Email You Can Send to HR if You Need to Report Someone for Being Offensive

If you feel that you need to report an offensive co-worker to HR because speaking to them isn't working, follow this email format to make your report effective.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Do I Deal With My Entire Team Wanting to Take the Holidays Off?

You're getting tons of vacation requests from your team, but the work still needs to get done. Here's how to handle employee asking for the same time off.

3 Times a Blunt Email Response Is Necessary (Templates Included!)

So, you need to be obvious in your email response, but you don't want to come across as mean or rude? Here's the secret to getting it right.

Ask a Credible Career Coach: Is it Possible to Stay Friends With People I’m Now Managing?

You were promoted—congrats! Only now you're becoming the boss of work friends and you're wondering if you can still maintain those friendships. Here's the deal.

How to Tattle at Work (Without Being a Tattletale)

No one wants to be considered the office tattletale. But there are times when you do need to escalate issues and get help from your boss.

3 Times You Actually Don’t Need to “Set the Record Straight” at Work

Sometimes it's OK to set the record straight. Sometimes it's not. Here are three times it’s better to stay quiet in the moment (even when it feels unfair).

3 Questions Managers Need to Ask Before Getting Involved in Office Drama

You need to pick your battles—and managers shouldn't always get involved in office politics. Here's when you should (and shouldn't) intervene.

What to Do After You Snap at a Teammate (if You Want Everything to Go Back to Normal)

Don't get down on yourself if you snap at a teammate, but take these steps to repair the relationship and get your entire team back on track.