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.

It’s Not Always Easy to Be a New Manager, But There’s One Thing You Need to Do to Get Ahead

Put your new manager woes aside, and get ahead with The Muse's tips.

7 Ways You Can Keep Everyone’s Spirits Up During Tough Times at the Office

Thinking about team culture in times of stress and uncertainty can seem unnecessary, but it's crucial for moving forward and reaching success later on.

3 Excuses Good Managers Use to Avoid Giving Feedback

Giving good feeback's hard. But it's absolutely critical to your success as a team leader to learn how to give it to your direct reports.

Dear Managers: This 3-Word Formula Makes Giving Feedback Easier

Giving feedback will get easier with practice. But one way to get even better at right now is to use a three-word formula. Better yet: It takes five minutes.

5 Hard Choices All Great Managers Know They Have to Make

Great managers communicate when things are bad, when performance is low, and when they want to motivate their employees to be their best. Here's how to do it.

5 Tips for Managing Needy Employees (Because You’re Not Their Parent)

If you find yourself managing a needy employee, take these five steps so you can help them be productive—without counting on you constantly for help.

Step Away From the Ping Pong Table—There Are Better Ways to Contribute to Your Company’s Culture

Company culture is key to happy employees (and employee retention). Here's how you can contribute to your company's culture.