Managing Employees

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time
Managing Employees

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully
Managing Employees

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
An Entrepreneur Reflects on His Roles as Father and Founder
Lifestyle

An Entrepreneur Reflects on His Roles as Father and Founder

Fatherhood often has an impact on a man's management style. Here are one dad's views on the similarities and differences of being a dad and being a boss.
How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision
Leadership

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.
How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On
Security

How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

Measures you can take to stop proprietary data from leaving with your workers.
When Employees Become the Competition
Managing Employees

When Employees Become the Competition

It could happen in nearly any company: Employees sometimes go into business for themselves. It's so American it makes apple pie look suspect.
Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees
Security

Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

These apps and services can help you monitor your staff -- and do it legally.
3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online
Security

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of following your workers' digital footprints.
5 Business Conversations to Have Today
Leadership

5 Business Conversations to Have Today

Welcome to the 'We Economy.' It's time for people to navigate change and create a positive work environment where everyone works as a team to achieve goals.
New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'
Business Management

New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'

Openness, transparency and employee empowerment have become key to business success, a survey of global CEOs say. Social media can help you unlock it.
Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture
Managing Employees

Tabatha's Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Business Culture

The Bravo show about a brutally frank salon consultant has a lot to teach business owners from all fields.
When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers
Managing Employees

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

Clicking the 'Like' button on a business, brand, organization or person's official Facebook Page may be grounds for dismissal.
What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs
Managing Employees

What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs

One principle that is key to Apple's success is keeping meetings small and attended by the smartest people.
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime
Management & Operations

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?
Leadership

Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?

Some entrepreneurs are born to start businesses, but not all of them can inspire greatness in the ranks. Here's how to tell if you're really cut out for leadership.
The Five Things Employees Really Want
Human Resources

The Five Things Employees Really Want

The recent 'Undercover Boss' episode on Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen showed exactly what workers really want from their employer. Here's a hint: It's not a raise.
Seven Ways to Get Your Unmotivated Workers Off Their Butts
Motivation and Retention

Seven Ways to Get Your Unmotivated Workers Off Their Butts

Here are some tips for getting workers fired up and raring to achieve your company's goals.
The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office
Managing Employees

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.
10 Powerful Management Insights from Apple, P&G, Yum Brands and Gilt Groupe
Business Management

10 Powerful Management Insights from Apple, P&G, Yum Brands and Gilt Groupe

Here's a rundown on the management traits four solid-gold brands used to get their startups off the ground, and to keep driving their companies forward, as described in four new books:
Finding the Jeremy Lin on Your Team
Managing Employees

Finding the Jeremy Lin on Your Team

The basketball dynamo may have captured the nation's attention, but he's also giving business owners a vital lesson in how to unlock a team's hidden talent.
Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity
Training

Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity

Despite studies showing that meetings are a colossal waste of time, they remain common. Here's how to collaborate while cutting back on meetings.
The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees
Managing Employees

The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees

Praise in the workplace can be a powerful motivator. The Esquire Guy teaches us how to do it right. Hint: No bear hugs.
The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right
Managing Employees

The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right

The Esquire guy gives a nod to the power of praise in the workplace -- and makes it clear there are lessons to be learned in both giving and receiving the proverbial pat on the back
Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace
Managing Employees

Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace

Of all the benefits of social media, it could also lead to ethical woes in the workplace.
Tips to Manage a Successful Sales Team
Sales

Tips to Manage a Successful Sales Team

The traits that make top sales pros great also can lead to difficulties for managers. Here's how to adapt your managerial style so sales can soar.
Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss
Managing Employees

Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss

If you're resolving to do a better job as a boss this year year, consider this advice from the leaders of small companies known for their great workplace practices.
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