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Management Lessons From a Public Company Gone Private

Making the transition from working for a large publicly traded company to being a small independent business is challenging. Here are key factors to keep in mind.

7 Leadership Lies You Need to Stop Believing

Don't believe everything you hear about what it means to be a great leader. Here are seven myths debunked.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

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.

Should You Give Your Employees Unlimited Vacation Time?

Unlimited vacation isn't as radical as it sounds. Here are four ways to make the policy work for you.

What Is the Office of the Future?

A look at the next wave of open workspaces, where transparency, collaboration and sustainability are coming together to create environments that drive innovation.

Want to Grow Your Business? Get Out of the Way

Giving up control of parts of your business is a scary step. Here's how to make the process run smoothly.

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Measuring Your Management Strengths

Managers often have no problem evaluating their employees' strengths and weaknesses, but taking stock of their own skills is just as important. Here are the 10 key questions to ask yourself when evaluating how well you manage people.

The Ethics Coach Tackles Thorny Issues of Ownership and If Pay-for-Play Is Ever OK

Our resident ethics coach tackles your tricky ethical dilemmas, such as is 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' ever an acceptable business practice?

Why You're Getting Bad Advice and Paying Too Much For It

Too often, entrepreneurs hire the wrong advisors and don't realize until it's too late. Here are four ways to stop yourself from making this mistake.

5 Small Ways to Use Big Data to Majorly Improve Business

Big data can seem intimidating, but these five strategies can make using it easy and beneficial to your company's growth.

The Ins and Outs of Creating a Parental Leave Policy

Maternity leave is nothing new, but should you give dads equal time? These four steps will help you to set a policy that works for your business.

4 Cellphone Etiquette Mistakes You Make Everyday

You might be doing more harm than good when you answer your phone in a public place. Here are four things you might not know about the way you use your phone.

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.

Why Big Brands Want to Be More Like Your Startup

As an entrepreneur, you have opportunities and qualities more and more big companies are clamoring to emulate. Here are three and how to capitalize on them.

5 Reasons Your Employees Probably Hate You

You want to be a better boss, don't you? Be sure to avoid these five common mistakes.

Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

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.

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.

Groupon's New CEO May Be Its Best Deal Yet

The daily deals site has called off its search for a new head in favor of retaining their temporary CEO permanently.

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Entrepreneurs often have the urge to do it all themselves. But if you want your business to grow and keep your sanity, try these three strategies instead.

After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business

Clay Mathile started managing Iams pet food when it was a $500,000 company. He sold the company for $2.3 billion. In his new book, he talks about the importance of letting go of control.

Would You Let Your Employees Drink on the Job?

A Portuguese court ruled that employees could drink alcohol at work. Is it a human resources nightmare or happy perk?

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations

What annoying office behaviors need correcting and how to approach the subject delicately.

Almost Two-Thirds of CEOs Don't Get Outside Business Advice

A new survey finds that most business executives really are lonely at the top.

3 Ways Teams Undermine Themselves

Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.

Steve Blank on Building Great Founding Teams

Getting your startup up and running means building a rock-solid founding team. Here are the factors to consider to help you get there.
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