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$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle
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The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
April 15, 2014 in Business News
Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year

Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year

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The 'Shark Tank' star knows a thing or two about how to fire someone. After all, she made it an annual, company-wide practice at her real-estate firm.
April 9, 2014 in Leadership
Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

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When an entrepreneur (or executive) is more in tune with their employees' emotions, they are better able to balance the workforce, complete day-to-day work and innovate.
April 6, 2014 in Leadership
17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs

17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs

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Being a great leader requires more than just attention to detail. Keep these points in mind when taking your management up a notch -- or several.
March 10, 2014 in Leadership
When It's Time to Fire the Productive

When It's Time to Fire the Productive

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It is not only the unproductive, slack offs that deserve the axe. Sometimes companies have to let go of their star performer.
March 7, 2014 in Leadership
Maker of Video Game 'BioShock' to Shed All But 15 Employees

Maker of Video Game 'BioShock' to Shed All But 15 Employees

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Creator Ken Levine's decision to cut the studio down to a 'smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor' comes as something of a shock.
February 19, 2014 in Management & Operations
At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

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Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has given the boot to her second in command, Henrique de Castro, just a little over a year after pilfering the exec from rival Google.
January 16, 2014 in Leadership
How to Let Go of Employees With Love and Dignity

How to Let Go of Employees With Love and Dignity

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There is nothing worse than a firing or a layoff. But you can ease your employees' pain by acting with faith and love.
January 14, 2014 in Human Resources
How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

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When do you go 'all in' on talent or fold the hand you are dealt?
January 9, 2014 in Managing Employees
Dallas Police Chief Announces Firings on Twitter. Good Policy?

Dallas Police Chief Announces Firings on Twitter. Good Policy?

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Every time police chief David Brown terminates an employee, he takes to Twitter and Facebook to share whom he fired and why.
January 8, 2014 in Managing Employees
Breaking Up With a Client: What to Say

Breaking Up With a Client: What to Say

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If you need to end a business relationship, our experts have suggestions to make those difficult conversations go a little easier.
November 25, 2013 in Go Forward
Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

Should You Fire an Employee Who Lies?

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5 factors to consider before handing over a pink slip because of a white lie.
November 19, 2013 in Business Management
How to Fire Yourself With Grace When It's Time to Take Your Company to the Next Level

How to Fire Yourself With Grace When It's Time to Take Your Company to the Next Level

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You might need to replace yourself as chief executive to grow your company in a big way. Here's how to help make a smoother transition to a professional manager.
September 19, 2013 in Leadership
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

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Every time you are tempted to fire an employee, use it as an opportunity to look in the mirror and learn. The fact that an employee isn't performing according to your expectations may not be his problem, but yours.
August 28, 2013 in Managing Employees
When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

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Conventional wisdom suggests that companies have been able to maintain output with fewer employees because bosses took care to fire the worst workers and keep their stars. A new study is turning that logic on its head.
August 21, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)

How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)

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In today's social-media dominated environment, a firing can have serious negative consequences on the reputations of both the employee and the employer.
August 16, 2013 in Managing Employees
Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

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AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired an employee in front of 1,000 coworkers when the employee tried to photograph the boss during a company meeting, reports say.
August 12, 2013 in Human Resources
Men's Wearhouse Mysteriously Dismisses Founder George Zimmer

Men's Wearhouse Mysteriously Dismisses Founder George Zimmer

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In a bizarre move, the men's apparel company ousts the man who founded it 40 years ago, providing few details.
June 19, 2013 in Human Resources
Video: 3 Reasons a New Hire Isn't Working OutPlay Video

3 Reasons a New Hire Isn't Working Out (Video)

Business coach Ann Mehl explains the most common reasons why an employee might not be meeting expectations, including poorly defined job responsibilities.
April 17, 2013 in Managing Employees
Video: When It's Time to Hire StaffPlay Video

When It's Time to Hire Staff (Video)

Ann Mehl, a business coach, says there are different events in a growing company's lifecycle that will trigger the hiring of staff.
April 11, 2013 in Hiring Center
What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

What to Do Before Firing a Problem Client

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When frustration levels are high, beware of making a hasty decision about difficult customers. Here's what you need to know before letting them go.
December 20, 2012 in Business Management
Make the Firing Process Easier

Make the Firing Process Easier

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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.
November 14, 2012 in Managing Employees
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

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Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
August 5, 2011 in Managing Employees
How to Respectfully Terminate Employees

How to Respectfully Terminate Employees

These 4 tips will help avoid lawsuits and keep your reputation intact.
August 18, 2009 in Managing Employees

How to Discipline and Fire Employees

This is a situation no entrepreneur wants to face. But when it happens, you need to know how to do it sensitively--and legally.
September 13, 2005 in Managing Employees

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