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How to Handle Employees Who Avoid Criticism
Ethics Coach

How to Handle Employees Who Avoid Criticism

The Ethics Coach handles tackles two big questions: how to deal with employees who resist feedback and how to create a 'mutually beneficial' internship program.
Some People Have a Therapist. I Have a Business Coach.
Coaches

Some People Have a Therapist. I Have a Business Coach.

Here's why I think having a business coach is invaluable for any entrepreneur.
Carol Roth
Should Your Employees Solicit Feedback From Each Other?
Employee Feedback

Should Your Employees Solicit Feedback From Each Other?

Employees are happier and more productive when they interact more. Leaders can leverage this by setting the stage for constructive interactions.
Matt Straz
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