Ask a Candid Boss: How Can I Compete With a Work Martyr?

Having a successful career can be hard enough without having to compete with a work martyr. Kim Scott, author of Radical Candor, weighs in on what to do.

3 Unexpected Lessons I Learned When I Became a Manager

When I became a new manager, I knew it would be tough. But doing these three things helped my team be more creative and productive—and me be a better boss.

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.

Ask a Candid Boss: Can Managers Be Friends With Their Employees?

While good bosses should strive to have a deep, human relationship with their employees, the truth is the manager-employee relationship isn't a friendship.

How to Be a Better Manager (When Your Team Members Are All Different)

Your team is chock full of different personalities and communication styles. Here's how to be a better manager and stronger leader for all of them.

4 Ways Successful Leaders Encourage People to Get Stuff Done

Here are four habits of successful leaders who motivate their employees to do their work (and do it really well).

What Good Managers Need to Know Before Talking Salary With Employees

Here's how to talk pay and compensation with employees if you're not sure how to or feel awkward doing it. (Hint: You shouldn't be!)

Here’s a True Story of What Happens When Bosses Don’t Give Honest Feedback

Here's what happened when I didn't give feedback to one of my employees—and why you definitely should learn from my mistake and be honest with direct reports.

The 4 Kinds of Managers You’ll Encounter as an Intern (And How to Handle Them)

Getting along with a new manager is difficult, but one you identify how your manager works it can be a breeze. Here are four common manager types and how to handle them.