The way most of us go about trying to influence others is exactly backwards, says a new book. Here's how to get it right.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I read your recent column on overcoming employees' resistance to change with great interest, because my situation is similar to that of the reader who sent that question, but with a twist. I was recently moved into my job from another division MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 15, 2013 10:44 AM ET
CollegeHumor CEO Paul Greenberg describes how he learned -- the hard way -- to take a step back, relinquish some control, and let his team members lend a hand.Feb 6, 2013 12:26 PM ET
How one 20-something founder struggled to find a management style that fits both her team and her personality.
By Amanda Pouchot
FORTUNE – Boss of the Year is not an award I'm vying for. Seriously. I will be thrilled if my team gets through the rest of the year in one piece.
I left my job as an analyst at McKinsey to start the Levo League last year and, at 25, was MOREDec 14, 2012 12:54 PM 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
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
He's a pro-customer, tightfisted risk-taker who is conditioning Wall Street to embrace his erratic earnings. If you're running a business with high margins -- watch out.
By Adam Lashinsky, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- Jeff Bezos likes to read. That's a dog-bites-man revelation if ever there was one, considering that Bezos is the cerebral founder and chief executive of a $100 billion empire built on books. More revealing is that the Amazon MORENov 16, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Musicians and athletes do it, so should workers of all stripes. How to introduce practicing to the office.
By Laura Vanderkam
FORTUNE -- Musicians practice. Athletes practice. They practice because they want to get better at what they do. You'd like to get better at what you do, too. But if your organization is like most, the word "practice" seldom comes up in anything beyond a discussion of kids' after school MORENov 13, 2012 12:20 PM ET
Want to know how Bill Gates thinks about creativity, or which business decisions Sir Richard Branson regrets? Two new books will tell you.
FORTUNE -- "People do play computer games at work, but they also doodle with pencils. Do you take away their pencils? That's not the way a modern workforce is managed. You've got to trust people."
So said Microsoft's (MSFT) chairman in 1996, according to Impatient Optimist: Bill Gates in MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Oct 17, 2012 10:19 AM ET
Even in this sluggish job market, your best people always have other offers. Here's how to entice them to stick around.
Dear Annie: I liked your column about the art of quitting gracefully, but unfortunately several of my most talented and experienced direct reports seem to have read it, too. Three of them have quit (gracefully) in the past three weeks, and certain others seem less enthusiastic about their jobs than MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 13, 2012 11:06 AM ET
The number of people reporting workplace misconduct is on the rise, and so is retaliation against them. But you can do the right thing without jeopardizing your career. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 7, 2012 10:13 AM ET
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