Managing Employees

Leadership

4 Tips for Balancing Friendship and Business

Tech expert Prerna Gupta on the importance of keeping your team at a professional distance.
How to Empower Employees by Asking Questions
Motivation and Retention

How to Empower Employees by Asking Questions

Help employees solve their own problems, what you can learn from Barbara Corcoran's cross-dressing party, rewarding failure and more: our best tips of the week.
Young Boss? 5 Tips for Hiring Older Workers
Managing Employees

Young Boss? 5 Tips for Hiring Older Workers

Chuck Cohn launched Varsity Tutors at age 21, yet he still managed to successfully employ workers of all stripes. Here are his top hiring tips for young founders.
Why the Best Managers Ask the Most Questions
Managing Employees

Why the Best Managers Ask the Most Questions

One easy technique can empower your employees to solve their own problems. Here are four exercises to get you asking more questions.
The Pros and Cons of Peer Review
Managing Employees

The Pros and Cons of Peer Review

Four things to consider to make peer reviews more effective.
What Your Desk Says About You
Motivation and Retention

What Your Desk Says About You

Understanding the personality clues behind what we keep on our desks.
How to Motivate Creative Employees
Motivation and Retention

How to Motivate Creative Employees

Four tips to help you inspire creative employees to share new business ideas.
How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot
Managing Employees

How to Start Off New Employees on the Right Foot

Don't just hire a great job candidate and ignore them. Instead, find out why getting them to offer three very specific updates after their first 30 days can help them thrive.
Time Starved? How to Keep Meetings Short
Productivity

Time Starved? How to Keep Meetings Short

Lengthy meetings can be the bane of ambitious business owners. Here's a plan for training employees to get to the point quickly and solve problems for you.
Methods for Building Employee Loyalty
Motivation and Retention

Methods for Building Employee Loyalty

How to inspire loyal employees that go above and beyond the call of duty.
Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom
Managing Employees

Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom

The billionaire entrepreneur on why giving employees independence is sound business.
Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: Tips for Cultivating Great Employees
Growing Your Business

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: Tips for Cultivating Great Employees

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs
Leadership

4 Management Lessons From a Company With Five CEOs

What your business can learn from a company with a very unconventional management structure.
4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln
Leadership

4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

What small-business owners can learn about management and leadership from the 16th president.
Grow Your Business

Whatever You Do, Don't Not Delegate: 8 Tips for Cultivating Keen Employees

Delegating is the second-hardest thing for an entrepreneur to do. The hardest is not delegating.
How to Banish Holiday Stress
Managing Employees

How to Banish Holiday Stress

It's the busiest time of the year, follow these four ways to decompress now.
Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul
Managing Employees

Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul

A horror-story employee can turn a high-performing team into zombies. Here's how to recognize this familiar plot line.
The 'Do Nothing' Approach to Leadership
Business Management

The 'Do Nothing' Approach to Leadership

In taking your startup to the next level and becoming the CEO, consider adopting this more unconventional management style.
Inside Employee Motivation: Does Money Really Make a Difference?
Motivation and Retention

Inside Employee Motivation: Does Money Really Make a Difference?

Encouraging the best from your team is more complicated than just paying more than the competition. Here, a look inside what really motivates employees.
Gary Vaynerchuk on Connecting With Employees on a Personal Level
Motivation and Retention

Gary Vaynerchuk on Connecting With Employees on a Personal Level

The entrepreneur talks about the power of recognizing workers as individuals.
How to Earn Your Employees' Respect
Managing Employees

How to Earn Your Employees' Respect

Lessons from a CEO who worked his way up through the ranks.
3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful
Motivation and Retention

3 Ways to Make Employee Gifts More Meaningful

How to go beyond the typical holiday bonus to reward employees.
Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick
Starting a Business

Not a Superhero Entrepreneur? You'll Still Need a Sidekick

Business is nothing like comic books or the movies, but having sidekick when the going gets tough can't hurt. Here's how to find the Robin to your Batman.
4 Ways to Protect Your Office from Cold and Flu Germs
Health & Fitness

4 Ways to Protect Your Office from Cold and Flu Germs

Tips on how to make it through cold and flu season as healthy as possible.
Make the Firing Process Easier
Managing Employees

Make the Firing Process Easier

Firing an employee is likely low on your list of favorite tasks. These tips can help make this difficult situation as easy as possible for both you and the employee.
How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive
Managing Employees

How Praising Employees Can Help Your Business Thrive

Five appreciation opportunities you can adopt today.
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