How to Be More Assertive at Work (Without Turning People Off)

It’s your job to ask for things, even when that's not your strength. Here’s how to be more comfortable with getting what you want.

A Professional’s Guide to Asking for Your Old Job Back (Without Begging)

You’re a few months into what you thought would be your dream job—but turns out it's not the right fit. Here's how to ask for your old job back (and get it).

How to Manage Contractors, Freelancers, and Consultants When You’re Not Their Boss

Freelancers, contractors, and consultants aren’t technically your employees, so managing them takes a different approach. Here's what to do.

How to Fire Someone You Actually Care About

Firing someone is never easy. Here's how to do it to someone you like without looking like a horrible person.

A Few Simple Ways to Get the Most of Your Network (No Matter How Small it Is)

Even if your network seems bleh, chances are it's a lot better than you think. Here's how to use it to advance (or start) your career.

6 Phrases You Didn’t Realize Are Losing You Respect at Work

These six phrases are holding you back at work from being respected, trusted, and seen as a confident leader. Worse, they could hold you back from a promotion.

Here’s How to Send InMail That Actually Gets a Response (Based On Real LinkedIn Data)

According to a LinkedIn Product Marketing Manager, here's how to send a networking InMail that will attract a reader and actually get a response.

6 Signs You’re About to Get Some Really Bad Advice

Here are a few signs the advice someone is giving you isn't all that trustworthy—and you should probably ignore it.

How to Run Meetings That Don’t Waste Everyone’s Time, According to Top CEOs

Here's how top CEOs run meetings that are short, productive, and helpful for everyone involved.