The Motivating Question Most Bosses Don’t Think to Ask

If you help your employees reach their goals, everyone wins in the end. Here's how to do it (and still hit all your own management goals).

4 Ways You Can Motivate Your Team to Do Better Work (More Often)

Science says managers have a huge influence in how energized their employees are. Here are four easy ways to motivate them to do great work.

The One Word that Turns a Boss Into an Inspiring Leader

If you want to be a better manager, try explaining the "why" of your decisions. It will make your team more engaged, excited, and motivated to do their work.

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).