Business Management

To Build Your Strongest Team, Don't Hire Your Clones
Leadership

To Build Your Strongest Team, Don't Hire Your Clones

Successful teams comprise people as varied as the challenges facing your business.
Go for Chess Not Checkers When Running a Business
Leadership

Go for Chess Not Checkers When Running a Business

Whether it's detective work, coaching or entrepreneurship, the best people are playing chess while the rest are playing checkers.
Mentors: How to Find One and Maximize That Relationship
Leadership

Mentors: How to Find One and Maximize That Relationship

A playbook for Gen Yers who are seeking guidance in the workplace.
The 3 Best Bosses You Will Ever Have
Leadership

The 3 Best Bosses You Will Ever Have

The best boss we've ever had is dear to our hearts and influenced our careers.
After Going Private, Entrepreneur Michael Dell Isn't Looking Back
Leadership

After Going Private, Entrepreneur Michael Dell Isn't Looking Back

Tech giant Dell has been 'expanding, investing like never before.'
How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China
Leadership

How Alibaba's Jack Ma Became the Richest Man in China

How an English teacher turned a vision, a bunch of friends and $60,000 into the world's most valuable Internet commerce company.
Social Media Has Become Indispensable for CEOs
Leadership

Social Media Has Become Indispensable for CEOs

Leaders recognize the importance of social media to brand integrity and their credibility but need applications adapted for business.
4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan
Leadership

4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Think About That May Not Be in the Business Plan

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.
Leadership Lessons From Alexander the Great
Leadership

Leadership Lessons From Alexander the Great

Even if your goal is conquer a larger sales territory or win more page views, the insights from this military leader can prove inspirational.
6 Ways to Make a Great First Impression
Leadership

6 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Many entrepreneurs overlook the importance of poise and professionalism. Here's some advice.
Business and Family Are All in a Day's Work For These Dynamic CEO Moms
Leadership

Business and Family Are All in a Day's Work For These Dynamic CEO Moms

Three female CEOs reveal how they pursue that elusive work/life balance.
5 Steps for Becoming an Indispensable Leader
Leadership

5 Steps for Becoming an Indispensable Leader

As a leader, being indispensable can make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.
Motivate Your Employees in 3 Steps
Leadership

Motivate Your Employees in 3 Steps

No matter how much training or talent you have on your team, engagement is one of the most powerful tools any team member and business can have.
The 3 Ways Roger Goodell Failed to Show Leadership in His Press Conference
Leadership

The 3 Ways Roger Goodell Failed to Show Leadership in His Press Conference

In trying to mute the criticism of the NFL's response to abuse cases, commissioner Roger Goodell showed surprisingly bad judgment.
To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired
Leadership

To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired

A patient, systematic program to improve your underperformers is the quickest and least expensive way to improve company results.
Is Oracle's Co-CEO Move a Trend or Just Something That Works for Oracle?
Leadership

Is Oracle's Co-CEO Move a Trend or Just Something That Works for Oracle?

The lone visionary is the ideal of entrepreneurial mythology but one of the world's largest tech companies has done notably well with bifurcated leadership.
The 5 Pitfalls of Decision-Making, and How to Avoid Them
Leadership

The 5 Pitfalls of Decision-Making, and How to Avoid Them

It's important for leaders to set the 'organizational guardrails' that foster a single, uniformed direction.
Oracle Now Has Two Leaders, But Can These Arrangements Work?
Leadership

Oracle Now Has Two Leaders, But Can These Arrangements Work?

With the announcement of Larry Ellison's stepping down, here are three tips for companies considering having co-ceos.
Doing Two Things? That's One Too Many.
Leadership

Doing Two Things? That's One Too Many.

If you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur, the only way you're going to achieve that is by focusing on one thing and doing it better than anyone else.
Why Admitting Your Mistakes Will Make You a Better Leader
Leadership

Why Admitting Your Mistakes Will Make You a Better Leader

I was always aggressive and relentless -- until a series of Zen-like moments helped me move to a different level that changed how I operated.
5 Positive Ways to Constructively Critique Employees
Leadership

5 Positive Ways to Constructively Critique Employees

The best way to tell somebody how to do better is to begin by telling them what they are doing well.
The 21-Day Desk-Free Challenge
Leadership

The 21-Day Desk-Free Challenge

A real estate executive realizes that by finding a perch to work inside each of her company's branch offices, she can be more effective and build more productive relationships.
3 Simple Ways to Avoid a Business Faux Pas
Leadership

3 Simple Ways to Avoid a Business Faux Pas

Sticky social situations can unglue the surest business deal. Here's how to make sure they don't.
How to Motivate Your Team to Want to Work for You
Leadership

How to Motivate Your Team to Want to Work for You

As the leader, barking orders, stealing the spotlight and enforcing your own agenda isn't the way to get employees excited about working with you.
Apple Tries to Distance Itself From Facebook and Google on Privacy
Leadership

Apple Tries to Distance Itself From Facebook and Google on Privacy

As Apple continues to investigate its own high-profile hack, CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter to customers assuring their private data is safe.
Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Go to Work High, Study Finds
Leadership

Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Go to Work High, Study Finds

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel's recent comments about marijuana use at Twitter underscore a more widespread problem.
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