Overcoming employee resistance to change is among the biggest challenges managers face. Don't try to do it all on your own.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Late last year, the top management at my company unveiled a major strategy change for 2013, and put those of us in middle management in charge of making sure everyone who reports to us is on board with the new approach. Without going into too much MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 10, 2013 12:32 PM ET
Almost half of employees hear the same criticism year after year, says a new study, yet most don't act on it. It doesn't have to be this way.
FORTUNE -- Trouble meeting deadlines, ignoring requests or instructions, hogging the limelight in staff meetings -- anyone who manages other people probably has at least a few underlings whose work, while okay (or even excellent) overall, could stand to improve in some particular MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Jan 9, 2013 12:41 PM ET
For about one in four people (both men and women), tears are an automatic biological response to highly stressful situations. So why are they still taboo?Anne Fisher, contributor - Jan 3, 2013 11:49 AM ET
The St. Louis Cardinals' mental fitness coach explains how to boost your brain's performance. Plus, new research on making resolutions stick.Anne Fisher, contributor - Jan 2, 2013 10:44 AM ET
Most managers have more transferable skills than they may realize, but overcoming a lack of industry experience can be tough. Here's how you can do it.Anne Fisher, contributor - Dec 20, 2012 12:39 PM ET
If some of the things you've been asked in job interviews lately have struck you as kind of peculiar, cheer up. It's not you, it's them.
FORTUNE -- "Are you a nerd?" "Can you dance?" "If you were a doughnut, what kind would you be?" When talent management consultants Development Dimensions International quizzed more than 2,000 newly hired employees about strange questions they had fielded in job interviews, the researchers got MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 19, 2012 11:44 AM ET
Helping the planet can also boost the bottom line, says an executive at super-green -- and highly profitable -- Patagonia. Here's how.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: My company is putting the finishing touches on our plans and goals for 2013, and my boss, who runs the division where I am a brand manager, has given me a big, vague assignment: Make our business run "greener" in the year ahead. This will MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 14, 2012 11:09 AM ET
A lawsuit that raised this issue has been settled out of court, leaving a couple of questions unanswered.
FORTUNE -- Around this time last year, you may recall, the blogosphere was buzzing over the curious case of PhoneDog LLC v. Kravitz. The mobile device and app review site sued former employee Noah Kravitz in federal court, claiming that, when Kravitz quit and took 17,000 Twitter followers with him, he was in MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 13, 2012 12:08 PM ET
A business etiquette expert tells how to take the awkwardness out of playing Santa at the office.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: This is my first holiday season with my current employer -- I'm in my first "real" job after college -- so I hope this isn't a dumb question, but what is generally expected in big companies regarding gifts to bosses and coworkers? I interned all last year at a small MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 6, 2012 10:20 AM ET
Bonuses at many companies this year are likely to be lackluster. Next year is looking even tougher. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Dec 5, 2012 10:38 AM ET
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