If you're a manager, I have profound respect for you. You're probably juggling several things -- recruiting, putting teams together, scheduling shifts, managing people and tasks, handling discipline issues, and, of course, keeping customers happy.

That doesn't even include the tricky practice of managing yourself by being more productive so you can accomplish more things. On top of it all, good management doesn't survive without good leadership habits.

Yes, management is hard and a good manager never stops learning and picking up new skills. So without further ado, I offer you 33 useful articles full of management tips and hacks by leading entrepreneurs and executives-- listed by the most common management categories -- to get you on your way to success.


17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People by Bill Murphy Jr., founder, ProGhostwriters.com

5 Technology-Based Communication Secrets Top Leaders Love by Elizabeth Dukes, co-founder and EVP, iOFFICE

5 Communication Hacks That Will Take You From Good to Great by Marcel Schwantes, founder, Leadership From the Core

The Top 10 Worst Communication Mistakes You Can Make by Jayson DeMers,
founder and CEO, AudienceBloom

Customer experience

Elon Musk Takes Customer Complaint on Twitter From Idea to Execution in 6 Days by Justin Bariso, founder, Insight

Want Happier Customers? Focus on Transformation, Not Transaction by Danny Iny,
founder and CEO, Mirasee

9 Customer Service Tips From Today's Top Leaders by Drew Hendricks, contributor, Inc.com

Employee engagement and retention

7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job by Lolly Daskal, president and CEO, Lead From Within, and contributor, Inc.

How to Give the Best Employee Perks -- on Any Budget by Jim Belosic, CEO, ShortStack

Ten Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away by Liz Ryan, founder and CEO, Human Workplace

10 Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy, Engaged, and Motivated by Marcel Schwantes

Founder, Leadership From the Core

7 Low-Cost Benefits That Employees Love by Joshua Reeves, co-founder and CEO, ZenPayroll

Hiring and firing

8 Unexpected Signs an Employee Should Be Fired by Jeff Haden, ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor, Inc.

50 Startup Founders Share Their Biggest Hiring Challenges by David Smooke, director of content marketing and social media, Smart Recruiters

How to Hire People Who Really Get Stuff Done by Marie Burns, director of talent and culture, Krash

How Companies Would Hire People If They Were Smarter by Liz Ryan, founder and CEO, Human Workplace


Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite) by Jeff Haden, ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor, Inc.

What Inexperienced Leaders Get Wrong by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor and contributor, Harvard Business Review

20 Things the Most Respected Bosses Do Every Day by Bill Murphy Jr., founder, ProGhostwriters.com


10 Simple Steps to Exceptional Daily Productivity by Jeff Haden, ghostwriter, speaker, LinkedIn Influencer, and contributing editor to Inc.

Top 50 Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs by Sujan Patel, digital marketing strategist and entrepreneur

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive by Benjamin P. Hardy, contributor, Inc.

The Secret to Getting More Done in Less Time by Alex Cavoulacos, founder, The Muse

Sales and marketing

The Best Response to 'Sell Me This Pen' by Joel Comm, author and speaker.

The Big List of the 61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business by Kevan Lee, content crafter, Buffer

Stuck in a Sales Slump? Here's Your 3-Step Plan to Closing Deals Again by Matt Given,
CEO, Intelivideo.

3 Strategies for Personalizing Your Sales Pitch (and Getting to "Yes" Faster) by Stephanie Chung, founder, Stephanie Chung and Associates

Team effectiveness

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits by Michael Schneider, human capital specialist, Welltower.

3 Smart Ways to Build a Highly Productive Team by Marcel Schwantes, founder, Leadership From the Core

3 Lessons to Give your People the Power to Create Great Customer Experiences by Adam Fridman, founder, Mabbly.

Tools and tech

3 Hottest Technologies That Will Change Your Business by 2020 by Yoram Solomon, Founder, Large Scale Creativity

Introducing the Self-Onboarding Tool: A Game Changer for Both Bosses and New Hires by Alex Cavoulacos, Founder, The Muse

11 Time-Saving Tools You Won't Believe Your Office Survived Without by Leslie Bradshaw, New York managing partner, Made by Many

Got any articles you'd like to recommend? Comment below.

Published on: Sep 7, 2017