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I asked 10 workers to name one thing they admire about their boss, and their answers are a blueprint for good leadership

Their answers reflect what some say are the characteristics of an ideal leader, from having an open-door policy and being generous with praise.
No one wants to hear that they're a horrible employee.

A former Google and Apple exec shares 2 tips she uses to keep compassion front and center when firing someone

Kim Scott, author of "Radical Candor," recommends approaching the conversation about letting someone go with a sense of compassion.

Managers are starting to make personal ‘user manuals’ that explain to their coworkers what makes them tick

Personal user manuals can be useful for conveying your work preferences and styles as well as building trust among teams.
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling.

5 ways to decide if your boss is incompetent, according to a personality science expert

As the old saying goes, people join companies, but quit their bosses.
Joana Galvão has changed her management style in one huge way.

I was such a bad micromanager that all my employees quit — and it taught me the one trait all powerful leaders need

Even better than learning from your own painful mistakes is learning from someone else’s, so here's my tale.
Good bosses inspire you to achieve your goals.

7 lessons I never forgot from the best bosses I ever had

A good boss shows you the ropes of your industry and guides you to reach your goals while teaching you meaningful life lessons.
Are you besties with your boss?

Forget the traditional boss-employee relationship — people are saying they have their boss’ phone number, have met their partners, and hav...

People are becoming friendlier than ever with their bosses — but some career experts still advise against blurring the lines too much.
A boss needs to learn how to step back.

The No. 1 thing every manager should do to help their employees succeed, according to Goldman Sachs’ head of HR

Goldman Sachs' HR head, Sally Boyle, said she's been so successful in her own career partly because her managers took the time to get to know her.
Figuring out how to become a star employee in your boss's eyes can be tricky.

The one proven thing you can do to get on your boss’s good side

It can be hard to wow you boss. But, showing initiative can take you from being a good employee to a great one in your boss's opinion. Here's how to do just that.

How to tell a hiring manager you’re leaving your job because your boss is a nightmare

Having a terrible boss is a perfectly understandable reason to want to find a new job. However, at The Cut, workplace advice columnist Alison Green suggests being tactful when describing your old boss during a job interview.