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Problem Employees

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Managing the Unmanageable: The 6 Most Common Types of Difficult Employees

You've met these people as co-workers. But now that you're in charge, what do you do about them?

How to Deal With the 7 Most-Challenging Workplace Personality Types

Plus: What to do if you're (gasp!) one of them.

7 Signs You May Need to Leave Your Original Team Members Behind

Watch for the warning signs that your early employees aren't developing as your business grows, or you could end up with lots of unanticipated problems.

6 Strategies to Resolve Conflict at Work

It's inevitable you'll run up against ideas that contradict one another. Make a plan to deal with it, and don't ignore the emotional aspects.

Why Embezzlement Most Often Occurs at Small Businesses -- and How to Prevent It From Happening to You

A recent survey shows 80 percent of embezzlements occurred at small businesses.

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