Supervising

Get over it and learn to delegate

Delegating work may feel daunting, but when done correctly, it can lower risk in your business, writes Elizabeth Grace Saunders, CEO of Real Life E. Here’s how to get over the fear of delegating.

How good a leader are you?

Are you a good leader? Are you a good teammate? Would your teammates evaluate you the same way you evaluate yourself? Are you sure? Here's a self-audit.

3 steps to becoming a better leader

If you’re struggling to be a leader, consider these tips from Dan McCarthy.

What it takes to go from bud to boss

If you received a promotion and suddenly found yourself supervising people who were your peers the day before, would you know how to break the ice and make a smooth transition?

4 tips for leading with your actions

Douglas Conant, founder of Conant­Leadership and chairman of Avon Prod­­ucts, offers four tips for being a conscientious leader and in­­spir­­ing the people who work with you to become better versions of themselves.

3 leadership lessons from your mom

Mike Figliuolo writes that he gained some of his vast leadership knowledge from his mom. Here are three favorites from the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS.

6 things never to say when you're the boss

Managers have a responsibility to address others’ concerns in an effective, considerate way. Six things to avoid saying at all costs:

Court ruling affects workplace suits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in a workplace harassment case may alter the way future harassment suits are brought against employers.

New insight into what motivates us

The carrot-stick method of motivation might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Studies find that motivation needs to be tailored to an em­­ployee’s personality type. Chad Brooks reports some recent findings.

Delegate without guilt

Wouldn't it be nice if you could say to a co-worker, "I know you don't report to me, but I need you to drop everything and do this for me?" Well, with the right approach, and knowing how to ask, maybe you can.