Management Articles

  • How to deal with a micromanager, a boss who criticizes you and an incompetent boss.

    The 3 Most Common Types of Bad Bosses – And How to Handle Them

    February 22, 2017

    As this article shows, there’s no shortage of bad boss stories. And as this article shows, bad bosses really affect the people they manage, with an astonishing 65 percent of employees saying they’d take a new boss over a pay raise. But the truth is, you can’t choose your boss, and quitting is often unrealistic. That leaves you left to figure out a way to deal...

  • Coaching your employees is one of the fastest ways to develop them.

    Why You Should Coach Your Employees (And How to Do It)

    February 13, 2017

    You’ve probably heard the proverb, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and you feed him for life.” That logic is exactly why you should coach your employees. Most managers spend their days doling out solutions to their people. Someone comes in with a question, the manager listens for long enough to form an opinion and then gives...

  • The things that make a great tech individual contributor aren't necessarily the same things that make up a great tech manager.

    What to Look For When Promoting Employees in Tech

    February 9, 2017

    Promotions have two sides to them. For the individual getting the promotion, it is seen as a reward for the work that they have done. For the hiring manager, it is filling a need that you have on the team to ensure its goals are achieved. But in the tech industry, many employees are promoted for the wrong reason. Far too often, people are promoted into...

  • Advice on how to manage a slacker, a passive aggressive employee, an employee who resists everything and a habitually late employee.

    Four Difficult People to Manage – And How to Manage Them

    February 3, 2017

    There are so many different types of employees. And it’s a manager’s job to somehow, someway get the most out of all of them. It isn’t...

  • LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner believes compassion is key to be a successful manager.

    LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner Teaches How to Manage...

    January 31, 2017

    Successful leaders do not achieve greatness by accident. Over the course of their careers, they establish principles that are core to...

  • New managers should do these seven things to survive their first week on the job.

    7 Things Every New Manager Should Do In Their First Month...

    December 19, 2016

    Becoming a new manager should be a great time in a person’s life. They’ve worked hard to advance their career and were rewarded with a...