4 Ways Managers Can Keep Their Top Performers From Quitting

Contrary to popular belief, managing high-performing individuals is no walk in the park—even the best performers will need support from their managers to continue thriving at work and be content in their roles. Here's how to be a good boss to them.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Can I Encourage More Consistent Work From My Employee?

Your direct report is struggling to turn in consistent work. Some projects are stellar, while others are shoddy at best. What can you do? Here are some tips to implement to encourage that employee to turn in the consistently solid work you know they can produce.

3 Ways to Figure Out if You’re Babysitting Your Team or Managing Them

Sometimes, being the boss can make you feel like you’re a babysitter and your employees are just people you need to keep alive and happy for set amounts of time. So how do you determine if you’re managing or babysitting your team? Here are three signs to look out for.

4 Seemingly Harmless Phrases Leaders Should Never Say

When you’re a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it’s important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting. Here are four phrases you should steer clear of in front of your team.

3 Small Changes That’ll Make You Sound Like a More Confident Leader

Regardless of your role, having great communication skills only improves your ability to lead. It helps you better motivate your team, and create a culture of open and honest feedback. Here are three phrases you should definitely stop saying to be a better communicator.

5 Tips for Creating an Awesome UX Team (or Any Team for That Matter!)

Building a team from scratch? Here's a fool-proof recipe.

How to Handle Change When You’re the Boss (and You Didn’t See it Coming)

Let’s face it, no one loves change—especially the kind that’s forced on you. It’s even worse when you’re a manager and are surprised by, or even in disagreement with, an organizational shift. Here's how to break the news and keep your team motivated, even in the toughest of times.

The Simple Change Managers Should Make if They Want to Give Everyone an Equal Shot

Women, especially women of color, are far more likely than white men to say they’re stuck doing “office housework” and that they’re not getting an equal chance to take on “glamour work” that could impress their bosses. Instead of asking for volunteers, managers should assign tasks strategically.

How to Empower Your Co-Workers (And Make the Best Team Ever)

Looking for ways to build an empowered and productive team? Keep reading to learn how.

10 Traits of a Great Manager, According to Google’s Internal Research

Google has invested in research to prove that managers matter (they do!) and to identify the behaviors of its best ones. The company used internal data, but that doesn’t mean the list isn’t helpful for people who don’t work there. Here's what you can learn from the tech giant's great managers.