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Management Lessons

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Why the Best Entrepreneurs Have Employees Who Disagree With Them

You may have the highest respect for the late Steve Jobs. But would you have ever dared to disagree with him?

Can a Simple Checklist Transform Your Business?

If checklists are useful for building a skyscraper or performing complex surgery, they just might be right for you, too.

26 Founders Share What Their Worst Boss Taught Them

You can learn from even the most frustrating experiences.

How Many 'Hats' Have You Tried on at Your Company?

Here are three ways to ensure that you know what your different departments are doing, and the challenges these employees face.

6 Management Tricks You Can Learn From Jon Snow Without Beheading Anyone

Game of Thrones has some applicable management lessons, even if you don't have the power of life or death.

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