Managing Employees

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The Secret to Becoming a Better Manager

If you want to separate yourself from the middle-of-the-pack managers and get the most from your employees, here's what you need to do.

How to Run an Awesome Unpaid Internship Program

Twitter and Facebook may be able to pay their interns the big bucks, but for employers outside of Silicon Valley, that's wishful thinking.

The Problem With Your Business Is You: Making the Shift From Founder to CEO

If your company is in a period of decline or stagnation, the issue with your business may just be you.

7 Signs Your Sales Training Needs a Revamp

Need better results from your sales team? Now may be the time to create, rebuild or tweak your sales training program.

4 Ways to Overcome Age-Related Tension in the Office

Workers waste a surprising amount of time due to generational conflict.

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

Creator Ken Levine's decision to cut the studio down to a 'smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor' comes as something of a shock.

Why the Coach Approach Beats the Manager Mentality

Managers listen up: Providing employees with tools to achieve their fullest potential is a much for effective strategy for company growth than just showing them how to complete everyday tasks and overseeing their duties.

Playing to Win: How Gamification Helped Boost This Company's Sales

The term may get a bad rap, but stoking employees' competitive fire helped this company dramatically increase its sales.

People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

Companies need to take a hard look at how they view employees, even after they find new jobs.

The Lure of the Office Romance

Is having employees sign 'love contracts' an effective solution for nipping office love in the bud?

Beware! Is a 9-to-5 Schedule Turning Employees Into Zombies?

Some employees suffer from social jetlag, causing them to not work to their fullest potential. Here are some ways to cure this aliment and get them back on track.

Leading as a Servant

Leading isn't a top-down exercise. Using the concept of Servant Leadership can help you better connect with your employees

5 Keys to Engaging Performance Reviews

Four hours of a manager's time can add value and improve engagement and performance.

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

When lighting a spark under your employees, keep these two critical factors in mind.

The Art of Effective Feedback

You know you have to give feedback. Here's how to make it the most effective.

Is Codependency Hurting the Way You Lead Your Company?

For the sake of moral or team-building, we often let problems slide. But that attitude only causes more issues down the line.

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

While multitasking may be necessary in the early days of a startup, it's important to recognize when it's time to hand off nonessential tasks.

Dallas Police Chief Announces Firings on Twitter. Good Policy?

Every time police chief David Brown terminates an employee, he takes to Twitter and Facebook to share whom he fired and why.

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.

Stop Spending Time With Toxic People

The people around you rarely have a neutral effect on you -- they either facilitate your accomplishments or undermine them.

10 Reasons to Scrap Year-End Performance Reviews

Instead of checking in once a year, it is more effective to figure out a way to exchange feedback with your employees every week.

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing startup employees is a whole different animal. When employees wear multiple hats, it can be a challenge to keep them on task. Here are some tips.

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.
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