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.

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.

3 Questions Managers Need to Ask Before Getting Involved in Office Drama

You need to pick your battles—and managers shouldn't always get involved in office politics. Here's when you should (and shouldn't) intervene.

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).