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Management Lessons

Take It From The Pros

Unlikely Lessons From Building a Multi-Million Dollar Social Business

In his book, Daniel Lubetzky explains how he found a way for KIND Snacks' business objectives to live in harmony with its social objectives.
Leadership

How Reflection Sets You Up for Success

Taking the time to reflect on your business keeps one focused on the objective, working toward goals and grateful -- yes, grateful -- for bumps in the road.
Entrepreneurs

Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the Corporate World

The reason some entrepreneurs struggle is they don't incorporate the basic business lessons that the corporate world takes for granted.
Take It From The Pros

Why Leaders Should Think Like Teenagers

Here are seven stories that turn the conventional wisdom, that life experience is what makes a great leader, on its head.
Business Model

4 Ways to Make a Business-Model Shift Seamless

A business-model transition impacts everyone involved in the company's mission. Here is how to make it less stressful.
Leadership

Why Leaders Should Study Upheaval and Reform at the Secret Service

How new leadership succeeds or fails to restore accountability at the tarnished agency will be a high-profile case study in organizational reform.
Run a Better Business

Why CEOs Need Mentors -- They Accelerate Learning

A young entrepreneur explains the benefits of the advice he received from an seasoned executive at a large company.
Management Lessons

Conflict Among Team Members Can Lead to Better Results

Don't fear workplace disagreements. Instead frankly discuss the differences. Let all be heard. Work it through. The company can grow from it.
Run a Better Business

5 Rules for Promoting Managers at a Fast-Growing Startup

The move from team member to management is both a thrill and a shock. Sensible steps to ease the transition make success more likely for everybody.
Lessons

How Waiting Tables Prepared Me to Be a CEO

Whether you're serving lunch or pivoting your business, you're paid to deliver results in a chaotic environment where you really don't control much.
Economic Downturn

5 Smart Moves in Good Times and Not-So-Good Times

The Great Recession panicked many business leaders into rash moves that weakened their companies. Make adjustments but don't abandon what built your brand.
Take It From The Pros

7 Things the Army Taught Me About Running a Company

The norm for military officers is to take blame. share credit and put the team first. That's as inspiring in civilian life as it is in uniform.
Take It From The Pros

10 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

Building a long-term, healthy and sustainable business isn't the result of magic, but understanding the importance of adapting and growing.
Business Lessons

5 Tough Lessons Learned From Embracing Failure

Mark Hendrickson launched Plancast to great fanfare, watched it nearly die and was tossed out. He has less ego and more patience now.
Wisdom

The Best Business Advice You'll Ever Get

We called on leading entrepreneurs to share the most valuable piece of advice they've received.