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Managing Employees

Growth Strategies

How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.
Leadership

4 Ways to Prevent Office Bullies

From conflict resolution to a healthy workplace policy, these tips will help you create a positive work environment.
Growth Strategies

7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings

Meetings can yield better results if company leaders provide focus -- and a little creativity.
Growth Strategies

How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business

Before the 'Fab 5' there was the 'Magnificent 7.' Olympian Dominique Moceanu was part of that original team, which won the very first gold medal for U.S. Women Gymnastics. Here are her team-building t...
Leadership

Can You Be a Tough Boss Without Being a Jerk?

Four rules to avoid crossing the line from tough to mean.
Leadership

How to Become a Better Leader

Four tips to help you better understand yourself and others in your business.
Growth Strategies

Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness

Just as Olympians need great coaches to reach their highest potential, your high-performing employees need coaching to do the same. Here's how to get started.
Leadership

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
Starting a Business

Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies

A federal agency for labor practices offers long-awaited guidance to employers on social-media guidelines at work.
Growth Strategies

Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Social media-style programs give workers public kudos when they go above and beyond. Consider these employee rewards-and-recognition apps.
Growth Strategies

How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. But at some point you have to stop being a control freak. With a nod to Independence Day, here are three tips to empower your team's ideas.
Marketing

Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

The celebrity chef knows how to rev up his staff to perform at their best. Here are seven lessons from the season premiere of Fox's 'MasterChef.'
Growth Strategies

Telltale Signs You Have a Workplace Bully

How to spot and stop an office bully from chasing away talent -- and damaging your small business.
Growth Strategies

An Entrepreneur Reflects on His Roles as Father and Founder

Fatherhood often has an impact on a man's management style. Here are one dad's views on the similarities and differences of being a dad and being a boss.
Leadership

How to Sell Your Startup's Long-Term Vision

Three tips for motivating your employees and investors to buy into the big picture.