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There's a lot you can learn in just one year.

14 ways to skip shallow small talk and have deep conversations

Small talk can be awkward and excruciating if it goes on too long. We listed the best strategies to take your conversations to the next level.
See if any of these signs sound familiar.

26 signs you’re a great boss — even if it doesn’t feel like it

Worried that you might be a subpar boss? Check out these signs that you're in fact doing a terrific job managing your team.
Going to the movies used to be easier.

15 ways life was better 50 years ago

Technology hasn't made everything easier. Fifty years ago, it was easier to get through airport security, and it was cheaper to go to the movies.
Just because you're making eye contact doesn't mean you're truly listening.

12 signs you’re a bad listener — even if you think you aren’t

Making eye contact and nodding along when someone talks to you doesn't necessarily make you a good listener. Here are signs you may be a bad listener.
Get your manager to be specific about the indicators of success.

Here’s exactly what to say when you’re confused about what your manager wants

By asking your manager what success looks like you can avoid wasted time and become a top performer.
You'll face situations where you can't do everything that is being asked of you.

Here’s exactly how to tell your boss you have too much work without saying ‘no’

Effective managers delegate tasks that are high priority and saying "no" can leave the wrong impression. Here's what you can say instead.
Show your boss that you're competent.

Here’s exactly what to say to show your boss that you’re good at your job

When you face a problem at work, how you communicate it to your manager can have a big impact on whether you move to the next level in your career.

13 phrases professionals use to get people to trust them

One way to build trust among your coworkers is by showing gratitude for their time and efforts. That demonstrates you understand their viewpoint.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

The 15-year-old book CEO Satya Nadella handed his execs to start defusing Microsoft’s toxic culture explains exactly how the words we use can ge...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made members of his executive team read "Nonviolent Communication" after he took over in 2014.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

When CEO Satya Nadella took over Microsoft, he started defusing its toxic culture by handing each of his execs a 15-year-old book by a psychologist

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella bought all the members of his senior leadership team a copy of the book "Nonviolent Communication" in 2014 when he joined the company. Here are some of the book's major takeaways.