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.

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.