Managing Employees

Field a Team of 'A' Players at Your Startup
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Field a Team of 'A' Players at Your Startup

Don't let chronic C players jeopardize your organization's chances at success.
The 3 Worst Phrases a Leader Can Utter When Trying to Coach the Team
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The 3 Worst Phrases a Leader Can Utter When Trying to Coach the Team

When an employee makes a mistake there is an opportunity for improvement that too often becomes a session of scolding that helps nobody.
Why Every Company Should Encourage the 'F' Word
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Why Every Company Should Encourage the 'F' Word

Whether you are running a startup or driving high-performance teams at a Fortune 500 company, you need to encourage use of the 'F' word in the office.
7 Ways to Make the First Day Perfect for New Hires
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7 Ways to Make the First Day Perfect for New Hires

Starting a new job can be overwhelming, so put you and your best company's best foot forward to ease your latest team member into things.
Glide Over the Pitfalls of Becoming a Manager With These 5 Steps
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Glide Over the Pitfalls of Becoming a Manager With These 5 Steps

Here's your cheat sheet for how to become the effective supervisor in charge.
Hire Slow, Fire Fast
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Hire Slow, Fire Fast

Hiring the right employees and keeping them on board is the secret to a successful business. Find out how to do it.
Supreme Court to Determine Workplace Pregnancy Protections for Moms-to-Be
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Supreme Court to Determine Workplace Pregnancy Protections for Moms-to-Be

The court will hear a discrimination case that seeks to make clear what accommodations employers must make to expecting mothers.
Tunnel Vision Will Kill Your Business
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Tunnel Vision Will Kill Your Business

For any business to grow, it must change with the times.
8 Qualities of Leaders Who Deliver Value Every Day
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8 Qualities of Leaders Who Deliver Value Every Day

Before assuming your next leadership role, run through the following checklist to ensure you're on the right track.
6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them
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6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them

Everyone makes mistakes, but the online world makes them a lot more visible. What not to do, if you want to keep your job.
When Does It Make Sense to Pay Employees Above the Average?
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When Does It Make Sense to Pay Employees Above the Average?

There are two criteria you must consider before seeking a highly skilled worker.
Letting Your Employees Review You Can Lead to Personal and Professional Growth
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Letting Your Employees Review You Can Lead to Personal and Professional Growth

Here are five reasons that you should seek feedback the next time performance reviews come up.
Why You Need Backup Employees
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Why You Need Backup Employees

You should have a replacement waiting in the wings, even for the star employee you love.
How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee
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How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee

A good leader will address problematic behaviors to give the person a chance to improve.
What I Learned in Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business Books
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What I Learned in Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business Books

I wanted to test whether team-building exercises are really good management and morale tools. Here's what I found.
3 Unorthodox Paths to Becoming a Better Boss
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3 Unorthodox Paths to Becoming a Better Boss

There is no handbook for being a good boss, so there is nothing wrong for seeking tips in unexpected places.
Make Holiday Shenanigans Work for Your Bottom Line
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Make Holiday Shenanigans Work for Your Bottom Line

Find out how some seasonal slacking behaviors can actually help your business.
Don't Be a Turkey in How You Communicate Appreciation to Your Staff
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Don't Be a Turkey in How You Communicate Appreciation to Your Staff

Clueless managers might fall short in expressing their thanks on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here's what to do.
To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other
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To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other

How team members interact, and the settings in which interactions occur, dramatically impact the workplace.
How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)
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How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.
Does Your Staff Dislike You?
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Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done
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The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

As a leader, you want these go-getters on your team. As an employee, you should aspire to be like them.
Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price
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Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.
Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance
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Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance

Setting employee expectations is critical enough that it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization
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Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization

These 10 principles will go a long way toward enhancing employees' commitment to the company.
6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party
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6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party

An end-of-year celebration can boost employees spirits and raise their morale for next year.
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