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.

9 Reasons Teams Love Empathetic Managers

People do their best work when they trust the boss.

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.

Ask a Candid Boss: How Can I Build a Radically Candid Team Culture?

Want to build a radically candid culture on your team? A culture where people respect each other, yet are still willing to challenge each other when necessary? Implement these steps to build a radically candid team culture that you can be proud of.

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.

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.

Frances McDormand’s Oscars Speech Proved That Real Leaders Help Others Succeed

When Frances McDormand won the 2018 Oscar for best actress, she used her moment in the spotlight to recognize all the female nominees in the room and to encourage people to use their influence to increase diversity in Hollywood. Her speech demonstrated a key trait of great leaders: helping others.

How to Create a Winning Company Culture

Have an inclusive company culture that highlights your company's values is a key part of any successful business. But how do you create one? We've got you covered.