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Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them
Succession Planning

Common Succession Planning Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

Remember, the process isn't about you. It's about the organization. Instead of choosing a successor just like you, choose one to meet the new needs of the enterprise.
Beth Miller
For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps
Employee Engagement

For True Employee Engagement, Follow These 6 Steps

Create a company where the team will put in extra discretionary effort, the sort required to create positive change.
Ray Gillenwater
Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley
Problem Solving

Throw Out the 'Painkillers,' 'Vitamins' and Other Bad Metaphors in Silicon Valley

A CEO decries a venture-capital focus on companies that provide quick fixes to symptoms rather than long-term prevention.
David Hassell
3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397
Customer Service

3 Business Reminders Gleaned From an English Country Pub Opened in 1397

Your startup may be a newcomer to the field but some pillars of a longstanding business operation might apply: competitive differentiation, great customer service and savvy product updates.
Mel Carson
5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences
Managing Employees

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Employee Absences

Track time off taken by your staff and figure out how to prevent its impinging on healthy company coffers.
Heather R. Huhman
How to Lure More Traffic to Your Site
Ask a Geek

How to Lure More Traffic to Your Site

It can be difficult to determine what will be popular on the web, but we have some tips to drive more visitors to your site.
Mikal E. Belicove
Don't Squash Your Big Goals for the Year by Squandering Time
Time Management

Don't Squash Your Big Goals for the Year by Squandering Time

Learn about why resolutions so often fail but yours don't have to.
Edward G. Brown
The 4 Levels of Competence -- With 2 That Entrepreneurs Must Avoid
Competence

The 4 Levels of Competence -- With 2 That Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

Review these stages of mastery to figure out where you fit in and how to improve to be even better.
Eric T. Wagner
Why Catering to Exactly What Clients Want Is a Winning Strategy
Customer Loyalty

Why Catering to Exactly What Clients Want Is a Winning Strategy

Sometimes a consumer won't be able to describe the need clearly but if you can figure out how to best provide the right service, you'll score the business.
Marley Majcher
Are You a Manager or a Leader?
Management Style

Are You a Manager or a Leader?

Contemplate the difference between these two terms. The nuance in meaning points to an important quality for successful enterpreneurs.
Stacey Alcorn
4 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt
Doubt

4 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Learn how to manage stress and dips in confidence so you can effectively pursue your goals.
Jacqueline Whitmore
A Proactive Approach to Addressing Unethical Behavior in the Workplace
Ethics

A Proactive Approach to Addressing Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

Smaller companies migh not have formal procedures for accountablity. Here's why maintaining high standards is a good long-term practice.
Burton Goldfield
Do It Yourself Media Relations: The 2 Things You Must Get Right
Press coverage

Do It Yourself Media Relations: The 2 Things You Must Get Right

Gain clarity about your message and the audience before you launch your own PR campaign.
Derek Newton
10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business
Managing Employees

10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business

Be wary of those who have flash or cash but not your best interests in mind.
Isaiah Hankel