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Why Your Workplace Wellness Program Is Unhealthy

Why Your Workplace Wellness Program Is Unhealthy

A new study raises doubts about the advantages of initiatives to help lowers costs by improving employee health.
Are You a Spineless Business Owner Dominated By Your Staff?

Are You a Spineless Business Owner Dominated By Your Staff?

An unpleasant experience with a former client and his dominating bookkeeper reminds us that the boss needs a backbone.
How a Warm Body Sometimes Can Be Worse Than Nobody at All

How a Warm Body Sometimes Can Be Worse Than Nobody at All

A business owner knows that an employee isn't successful at a job but isn't doing anything about it. What's the right way to proceed?
7 Ways to Say I Love You

7 Ways to Say I Love You

Simple expressions of thanks can go a long way toward instilling loyalty with staffers and customers.
What to Do When Your Employees Aren't Living Up to Expectations

What to Do When Your Employees Aren't Living Up to Expectations

When a staffer isn’t meeting expectations, follow up with these concerted steps. In the process you might find ways to improve your leadership style.
Create the Best Environment for Creative Employees With These 6 Principles

Create the Best Environment for Creative Employees With These 6 Principles

The efforts and breakthroughs of innovative workers result in great products and ultimately business success.
3 Ways to Use Social Media to Align Your Team

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Align Your Team

Along with promoting your brand to the outside world, utilize platforms to keep employees apprised of developments and provide public recognition.
5 Ways to Let Employees Drive the Success of Your Business

5 Ways to Let Employees Drive the Success of Your Business

An entrepreneur who welcomes and acknowledges the input of employees may find this can help the company deliver better results.
7 Ways to Prep Your Employees for Open Enrollment in Health Insurance

7 Ways to Prep Your Employees for Open Enrollment in Health Insurance

The dizzying array of options and acronyms baffle people who are not specialists. Your team depends on HR for guidance.
Bosses Who Pick on One Employee Ruin Everyone's Productivity, Study Shows

Bosses Who Pick on One Employee Ruin Everyone's Productivity, Study Shows

Here's yet another reason to ban workplace bullying.
What to Do When Long-Term Employees Become Managers, and Are Bad at It

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?
Sincere Appreciation Is the Magic Ingredient for Good Morale

Sincere Appreciation Is the Magic Ingredient for Good Morale

Among the most common reasons employees quit is they aren't appreciated. Insightful leaders know when and how to praise good work.
Today's Most Satisfied Employees Demand These 4 Things

Today's Most Satisfied Employees Demand These 4 Things

As a leader, it’s critical to keep up with changes and start investing time into employee development.
The 6 Keys to Build a Recruiting Team Worthy of the Battle

The 6 Keys to Build a Recruiting Team Worthy of the Battle

In the startup world, recruiting is a battlefield. Here is where startups have an advantage over brand-name competitors
What to Do When the Big Fish You Hired Roils Your Startup's Small Pond

What to Do When the Big Fish You Hired Roils Your Startup's Small Pond

Startups that hire well-known industry insiders sometimes find they create bigger problems with their egos than they solve with their expertise.
7 Tips for Wooing Your Employees Into Loving Their Jobs, Again

7 Tips for Wooing Your Employees Into Loving Their Jobs, Again

A huge majority of employees report being disengaged, mostly because they are ignored. Motivating them is often as simple as listening.
How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity

How to Create a Personalized Motivational Manual to Boost Productivity

Some careful questioning to explore when employees recall being most enthused will tell you, and them, how they can be motivated on the job.
A Day-by-Day Program for Achieving Your Leadership Aspirations

A Day-by-Day Program for Achieving Your Leadership Aspirations

The right time to become a better leader is today, tomorrow and every day that your team relies on you.
Feel Dumb Asking for Advice? You'll Actually Appear More Competent.

Feel Dumb Asking for Advice? You'll Actually Appear More Competent.

New research reveals that while we're all scared asking for advice will make us look like incompetent fools, it actually has the opposite effect.
7 Signs a Great Employee Might Be a Bad Boss

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.
8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work

8 Inappropriate Things You Might Be Doing at Work

The workplace can be a difficult space to operate from a social perspective. Here are some things you'll definitely want to avoid.
Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

To improve employee engagement and make positive changes in the workplace, leaders should be asking employees for their honest opinion about what is working -- or not working -- in the organization.
Want to Be a Better Leader? Show Employees You Care.

Want to Be a Better Leader? Show Employees You Care.

Express empathy, relate to staffers as people and bring out the best from them by taking these seven steps.
Cultivate Team Chemistry at Your Business With 3 Elements

Cultivate Team Chemistry at Your Business With 3 Elements

Cultivating a community of employees who enjoy working together and proactively collaborate can be tough, but worth the effort.
How the 10-Foot Rule Can Help You Win Customers

How the 10-Foot Rule Can Help You Win Customers

Managers and employees: Take note of this simple but powerful practice.
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