Do you ask your boss for permission?

You have this really wonderful idea but: A.) It’s a little bit out of the ordinary, so the traditional way you go about getting approvals is not going to work. B.) Your boss has previously shown signs of being “risk adverse.” How do you get the go-ahead? The first answer is don’t ask — at…

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

You’re the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here’s how to become the strategic leader your company needs. In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you…

10 Things Bosses Never Tell Employees

Confessions you wish you could make to your team but can’t. There’s a lot you don’t know about your employees, especially the things your employees will never tell you. There’s also a lot employees don’t know about you. Here are 10 things business owners wish they could say to employees:

How to Deal with a Difficult or Bullying Boss

4 strategies to use on your bad boss We’ve all had bosses who are difficult to deal with. Bosses who are inconsistent or unprofessional, bosses who put you in a no-win situation, backstabbing bosses, or bosses who are downright bullies. Here are four strategies to use to deal with your difficult boss:

Sheldon Yellen: Why I Went on Undercover Boss

Sheldon Yellen, CEO of $1 billion Belfor Holdings, explains why he’s glad he went on Undercover Boss. Sheldon Yellen had an inkling that he was out of touch with his 6,400 employees. After all, as the CEO of Belfor Holdings (No. 4,753 on the 2009 Inc. 5000) a $1 billion diversified building services company based…