How to Turn Strong Performers Into Champions, According to Olympic Coaches (Who Actually Do That)

Good managers are a lot like coaches. And what better way to become a better one than taking tips from Olympic coaches? These people have worked with the likes of Michael Phelps and Simone Biles, so they know how to motivate champions. Here's what you can learn from them.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Do I Play Nice With the Other Managers at Work?

When you're a leader, needing to work with other managers can be a challenge. Here are some tips to successfully work cross-functionally. It won't only help you reach your goals faster, but also show off your leadership and communication skills.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Can I Provide Feedback When My Employee Gets So Defensive?

As a manager, offering feedback is challenging. But, especially when you're dealing with a defensive employee. Here's how to get through.

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).

Ask a Candid Boss: How Do I Deal With My Entire Team Wanting to Take the Holidays Off?

You're getting tons of vacation requests from your team, but the work still needs to get done. Here's how to handle employee asking for the same time off.

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.

How to Throw a Work Event That Doesn’t Suck

Work happy hours and annual retreats are great and all, but if you want to make a truly memorable experience for your employees or co-workers, here are three great ideas.

Ask a Credible Career Coach: Is it Possible to Stay Friends With People I’m Now Managing?

You were promoted—congrats! Only now you're becoming the boss of work friends and you're wondering if you can still maintain those friendships. Here's the deal.