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Managing Employees

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.
Technology

How to Make Sure Company Secrets Stay When Employees Move On

Measures you can take to stop proprietary data from leaving with your workers.
Growth Strategies

When Employees Become the Competition

It could happen in nearly any company: Employees sometimes go into business for themselves. It's so American it makes apple pie look suspect.
Growth Strategies

Tech Tools for Keeping a Digital Eye on Employees

These apps and services can help you monitor your staff -- and do it legally.
Growth Strategies

3 Tips for Legally and Ethically Monitoring Employees Online

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of following your workers' digital footprints.
Leadership

5 Business Conversations to Have Today

Welcome to the 'We Economy.' It's time for people to navigate change and create a positive work environment where everyone works as a team to achieve goals.
Ask Entrepreneur

New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'

Openness, transparency and employee empowerment have become key to business success, a survey of global CEOs say. Social media can help you unlock it.