Leadership

Lessons on Helping People Bloom Learned In the Greenhouse
Team-Building

Lessons on Helping People Bloom Learned In the Greenhouse

Orchids are finicky plants that bloom magnificently once you have managed to get their environment right. People are similar, and usually less finicky.
Mary Bui-pham
When It Comes to Your Business, Never Assume You Know Something
Leadership

When It Comes to Your Business, Never Assume You Know Something

Jim Heininger, founder of Dixon|James, stresses the importance of always confirming information as as standard business practice.
3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity
Management

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

Ever met a company that models its culture on Western ranchers? Now you have.
Dusty Wunderlich
9 Strategies to Recruiting Better Salespeople
Employee Recruitment

9 Strategies to Recruiting Better Salespeople

It's not impossible to find great salespeople if you know where -- and how -- to look.
Jeff Shavitz
5 Leadership Lessons on the Court, for Business off the Court
College Basketball

5 Leadership Lessons on the Court, for Business off the Court

What does March Madness have to teach you and your business? Look no further than the UConn Huskies women's basketball team.
Jeffrey Hayzlett
8 Founders Share Their Very First Business Ideas -- And How It Helps Them Today
20 Questions

8 Founders Share Their Very First Business Ideas -- And How It Helps Them Today

These leaders caught the entrepreneurial bug early.
Nina Zipkin
Being a Trusted Leader: What You Need to Know As Your Company Grows
Trust

Being a Trusted Leader: What You Need to Know As Your Company Grows

The first step is to avoid any "us. vs. them" mentality.
Heather R. Huhman
How Smart People Handle Difficult People
Toxic People

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.
Travis Bradberry
When You Have a Truly Engaged Employee, Thank the Family.
Employee Engagement

When You Have a Truly Engaged Employee, Thank the Family.

The hours in the office and nights on the road is time your indispensable employee is not home.
William Bauer
How This High School Dropout Got Mark Cuban's Attention and Disrupted an Industry
Starting a Business

How This High School Dropout Got Mark Cuban's Attention and Disrupted an Industry

At SXSW, The Zebra co-founder and CEO Adam Lyons took the stage with the 'Shark Tank' star to discuss an opponent many entrepreneurs must face: the government.
Dan Bova
How to Terminate an Employee With an 'Irreplaceable' Skill
Make More Happen

How to Terminate an Employee With an 'Irreplaceable' Skill

Cross-training employees on every job in your organization ensures that you'll never be held "hostage" to a difficult, if skilled, employee.
Doug and Polly White
How 1 Executive Became a Transformational Leader
Leadership

How 1 Executive Became a Transformational Leader

"The one thing that we can all control when we show up to work is the effort that we put forth."
Matt Mayberry
Adapt to the Way People Shop, Not How You Want Them to Shop, According to this Founder
Real Entrepreneurs

Adapt to the Way People Shop, Not How You Want Them to Shop, According to this Founder

How Chrissy Crawford Corredor built a thriving art business based on her customers' habits and needs.
Dan Bova
How This CEO Learned to Set His Ego Aside and Let Employees Do Their Jobs
Growth Strategies

How This CEO Learned to Set His Ego Aside and Let Employees Do Their Jobs

Gary Cohen, CEO of EZLinks Golf LLC, says hiring employees that knew more than him has helped drive positive changes in his business.