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Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door
Managing Employees

Don't Let Employees Park Their Brains at the Door

Managers should regularly solicit and welcome recommendations, suggestions and input about company processes.
Jim Alampi
Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need
Feedback

Ask These 7 Questions to Get the Honest Feedback You Need

Friends and colleagues will be politely reluctant to tell you your product has problems, unless you ask in a way that makes it safe to be honest.
John Boitnott
5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business
Innovation

5 Ways to Build Jumpstarting Innovation Into Your Business

Innovation results from the ideas we have and the ideas we encourage other people to share.
John Boitnott
Make Rejection Work for You
Rejection

Make Rejection Work for You

Tough criticism can drive positive change. Just open yourself up and listen. The sting of failure can power you to try a new path.
Natalie Bounassar
Can Peer Feedback Lead to Better Self-Awareness?
Feedback

Can Peer Feedback Lead to Better Self-Awareness?

Harness the power of the team to do staff evaluations. You might even achieve better results.
Raphael Crawford-Marks
Minimize the Impact of Your Mistakes With These 6 Strategies
Mistakes

Minimize the Impact of Your Mistakes With These 6 Strategies

Yes, mistakes will be made. But you do have some degree of control over how much they affect your business.
Stephen Key
6 Alternatives to Being a Bad Boss
Managing Employees

6 Alternatives to Being a Bad Boss

Don't panic when a team's performance suddenly drops. Skip the carrots and sticks. Instead build mastery and trust among your staff.
Raphael Crawford-Marks
Why Every Company Should Encourage the 'F' Word
Leadership

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.
Craig Cincotta
How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee
Managing Employees

How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee

A good leader will address problematic behaviors to give the person a chance to improve.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Does Your Staff Dislike You?
Managing Employees

Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
John Stoker
5 Tips for Seeking -- and Weeding Through -- Other People's Opinions About Your Business
Personal Improvement

5 Tips for Seeking -- and Weeding Through -- Other People's Opinions About Your Business

Maximizing your company's growth requires taking in valuable feedback and making a firm commitment to following through.
Darrah Brustein
Soleil Moon Frye: 'There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Mompreneur'
Mompreneurs

Soleil Moon Frye: 'There's Never Been a Better Time to Be a Mompreneur'

The 'Punky Brewster' actress discusses balancing life as a mother to three young kids and running her online party supplies business, P.S. XO, which just announced its merger with the retail party line Seedling.
Laura Entis
Chill Out With These 7 Office Relaxation Tips
Relaxation

Chill Out With These 7 Office Relaxation Tips

Effective workplaces are all about enhanced productivity but, hey, breathing should be part of the mix.
Kate Swoboda
The Wonders a Successful Influencer Program Can Work for Your Business
Thought Leaders

The Wonders a Successful Influencer Program Can Work for Your Business

Once you figure out how to sway these powerful leaders, the impact from their word-of-mouth can be tremendous.
Mel Carson