Leadership

Hiring Employees

Talent Is Hard to Come by, But Only Because You're Looking in the Same Old Places

Build a sustainable talent pipeline by focusing your hiring on expertise -- not a laundry list of only maybe-relevant qualifications.
Goals

The Real Reason Your Company Isn't Achieving Its Goals

Managers need to be more involved in setting and tracking progress toward those goals; and you, as their leader, need to show them how.
20 Questions

This Successful Entrepreneur Explains Why You Don't Need Billions to Build a Brand That Hits Home

Walker & Company founder and CEO Tristan Walker says that you will make the biggest impact by creating a company that resonates emotionally with customers
CEOs

The Founder of Panera Bread: 'I Wish I'd Fired More People'

After stepping down as CEO in January, Ron Shaich looks back on what he wishes he'd done differently.
Retirement

Why an Increasing Number of Retiring Entrepreneurs Are Selling the Business to Their Employees

The most rewarding exit of all is getting the cash out you've earned while taking care of the people you grew the business with.
The Way We Work

Why This Company Thinks Employees Decorating Other People's Cubicles Is Anything But a Waste of Time

When employees at Bluebeam go on vacation, sometimes they return to a surprise DIY art installation courtesy of their colleagues.
Product Testing

Are You on the Right Track? Test, Test and Test Some More.

Whether it's your email subject line or a new hire, the only way to know for sure if something is going to work is to test it.
Business Lessons

Here's How Prison Taught Me How to 'Lead From the Front'

The lessons I learned during my 17,520 hours of incarceration may help you, too. Just don't learn them in their native environment.
Entrepreneurs

'Bar Rescue's' Jon Taffer Isn't Afraid to Call Founders on Their B.S.

The hospitality legend is on a one-man crusade to help entrepreneurs own their failures, get over their hang-ups and succeed.
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