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14 signs you’re secretly the boss’ favorite

Let's be real: Your boss probably has a favorite employee. And it could be you, if they constantly ask for your input and allow you to take risks.
Head for the hills if you recognize any of these signs.

24 signs you have a terrible boss

Know the signs of a terrible boss — from gossiping to throwing tantrums — so you can get out before it's too late.
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.
Feedback doesn't always work.

Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees’ work, but experts suggest bosses aren’t always the best judge of perfo...

Leadership experts say the feedback process at most workplaces is highly flawed. Many bosses are realizing this, and relying more on objective data.
It takes work to recover from a bad first impression.

Making a bad first impression on your boss can doom your career — here’s how to know if your gaffe is an ‘unforgivable sin’

It can be hard to restore your boss' faith in you after a bad first impression. That's why it's important to accumulate good will from the outset.
Can you read your boss?

12 signs your boss is impressed with you, even if it doesn’t seem like it

Signs your boss likes you aren't always super obvious. If you're worried about whether or not your manager supports you, consider these more subtle signs.
Bosses should follow these steps to make their employees happy.

The top 5 things every boss must do to make their employees happy

According to a certified leadership coach, bosses and managers should understand the importance of a work-life balance.
Employees don't expect you to be perfect. Lexi Reese pictured.

A former Google exec has some counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be a good boss

A boss should warn employees that, at some point, they'll mess something up — and it's the employees' job to call them out on it.

An expert says there’s only one good time to give your employees feedback, and it’s not during a performance review

Feedback from a boss or a coworker isn't always effective, research suggests — especially if that feedback is negative.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slept in multiple locations at the company's vehicle assembly plant this year.

Elon Musk’s reported ‘rage firings’ sound like something you’d see on TV, but experts say firing an employee on the spot is u...

In most workplaces in the US, a boss can technically fire an employee instantly. But experts say that's a perfect recipe for retaliation.