Management

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Keeping Clients Happy: How to Ensure a Project Doesn't Go Over Budget

'Under-promise and over-deliver' is a hallmark of successful service delivery. Yet businesses that consistently go too far above and beyond the scope of work risk damage to their bottom line
Geoff Mcqueen
People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story
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People Still Prefer Male Bosses – But That's Not the Whole Story

A new poll from Gallup reveals that a boss's gender is mattering less and less.
Nina Zipkin
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5 Golden Pieces of Leadership Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

How does a new boss learn to step ahead boldly without becoming burdened by the fear of making a mistake? Read some lessons from a former general manager at age 24.
Susan Steinbrecher
5 Key Reasons Projects Fail
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5 Key Reasons Projects Fail

Wondering why that well-intentioned initiative won't get off the ground? Maybe some of these factors are at play.
Stephen Key
To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired
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To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired

A patient, systematic program to improve your underperformers is the quickest and least expensive way to improve company results.
Dave Mattson
Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years
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Fight Early and Fail Fast: 15 Business Lessons in 15 Years

There's a lot to learn from so many years in business. Here are a few of the most important things I've picked up along the way.
Kevin Hart
5 Ways to Hire Someone Who's a Cultural Fit
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5 Ways to Hire Someone Who's a Cultural Fit

Culture matters. Look for these qualities when taking on a new employee.
Jeffrey Fermin
4 Ways to Start Preparing the Future Leaders of Your Organization Now
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4 Ways to Start Preparing the Future Leaders of Your Organization Now

As we experience major demographic shifts in the workforce, it's important to adapt to the new generation of talent.
Andre Lavoie
Employees Don't Think Their Bosses Can Hack It -- And Other Global Workforce Trends (Infographic)
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Employees Don't Think Their Bosses Can Hack It -- And Other Global Workforce Trends (Infographic)

A look at what employees care about the most in the workplace, how millennials are being misunderstood around the office and how leaders are perceived by their workers.
Catherine Clifford
Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook
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Leadership Lessons From Apple CEO Tim Cook

Remember when everyone said Tim Cook would change Apple after Steve Jobs? He did. For the better.
Steve Tobak
5 Things CEOs Don't Ask About Marketing, But Should
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5 Things CEOs Don't Ask About Marketing, But Should

A solid partnership between management and the department can lead to better results and increased profits.
Renee Yeager
What to Do When Long-Term Employees Become Managers, and Are Bad at It
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What to Do When Long-Term Employees Become Managers, and Are Bad at It

Your business has grown, but an employee's skill set hasn't grown with it. Should you shift them, or get rid of them altogether?
Doug and Polly White
This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity
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This One Word Will Always Stifle Creativity

Great entrepreneurs understand that great ideas can often come from really bad ones.
Peter Gasca
7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss
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7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss

The quickest line producers might fall short in mastering the skills required of a manager. Here's a checklist of warning signs to watch out for.
Heather R. Huhman