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Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley
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Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.
How to Change an Industry Before It's Ready
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How to Change an Industry Before It's Ready

Innovation in an industry like construction can pose a challenge to entrepreneurs. Here's how to break through.
Motivate Your Employees in 3 Steps
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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
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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.
Why Making Your Employees Happy Will Help Your Bottom Line
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Why Making Your Employees Happy Will Help Your Bottom Line

Engaged employees might be more prone to offer just the right touch to customers, boosting satisfaction all round. Consider job rotation as a workplace enhancement.
To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired
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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.
How to Stop the Time Suck of Customer Relationships
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How to Stop the Time Suck of Customer Relationships

Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.
Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'
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Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.
Is Oracle's Co-CEO Move a Trend or Just Something That Works for Oracle?
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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.
5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees
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5 Guidelines to Maximize Freelance Employees

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn’t have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.
The 5 Pitfalls of Decision-Making, and How to Avoid Them
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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?
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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.
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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
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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.
7 Tips for Startups to Engineer Traction and See Big Growth
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7 Tips for Startups to Engineer Traction and See Big Growth

You’re only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.
5 Positive Ways to Constructively Critique Employees
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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
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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.
How the ALS Association Can Keep Its Momentum Going
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How the ALS Association Can Keep Its Momentum Going

The non-profit, along with businesses, can utilize three secrets of customer-relationship management software to effectively follow up on leads.
3 Simple Ways to Avoid a Business Faux Pas
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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.
7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative
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7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

Prompt everyone to contribute their ideas to have a richer harvest.
6 Secrets to Making Business Decisions That Get Results
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6 Secrets to Making Business Decisions That Get Results

It can be stressful when you have to make important decisions regarding your business. But to get ahead of the game, it is a necessity.
How to Motivate Your Team to Want to Work for You
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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.
Want to Get Your Startup Into an Accelerator? Try These 5 Things.
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Want to Get Your Startup Into an Accelerator? Try These 5 Things.

If accepted into an program, it means mentorship, classes and training from those who have been there and done that.
Apple Tries to Distance Itself From Facebook and Google on Privacy
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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.
How to Avoid People Who Will Do Nothing But Waste Your Time
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How to Avoid People Who Will Do Nothing But Waste Your Time

You've most likely encountered them while conducting business: Those who just talk without taking actions. Here are some tips to deal with them.
Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Go to Work High, Study Finds
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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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