Motivating the Masses: How Employee Fulfillment Leads to Success

When analyzing business success, top management looks for answers in data, statistics, models, and other figures, often overlooking the most valuable asset right in front of them: employees. The success of any business lies in the hands of those at...
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You Can Have a Family Business Without Driving the Family Apart

A family business can create a legacy that lasts generations, but it requires a little extra planning and patience. Small business workshops can start you off on the right foot. Here are some tips to keep your family business running...
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Fix or Fire Poor Performers?

It’s always more pleasant to tell someone, “We’re happy to welcome you to our company,” than “We’re sorry, but we have decided to let you go.” Hiring and firing are vital elements of sound leadership, and each has a profound...
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CEOs Must Manage Their Own Psychology Before Managing Others

It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of personal psychology for a CEO. Running a business and managing employees can be incredibly taxing, both physically and emotionally. Because the brunt of the responsibility stops at your feet, it’s essential for you...
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Managers Should Not Shy Away From Giving Constructive Feedback

Having a frank conversation with employees about performance can be uncomfortable for many managers, but you owe it to people on your team to share constructive feedback. Given correctly, both negative and positive messages can have a positive impact on...
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The Major Motivations for Today’s CEO

From the Board of Directors to corporate performance, from planning into the future to leadership development and more, a Chief Executive Officer is motivated by numerous forces. Among them is working closely with executives who grasp his or her priorities...
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The Pros of Middle Managers for Your Business

Middle management doesn’t get its due. It’s often not thought about at all, and when it is it’s because businesses are looking to cut back. Many businesses incorrectly assume that they can become more nimble by eliminating links in the chain...
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Strategies for Recruiting Employees Who Last

There are, essentially, two different types of fishing: One way, you cast a net into the sea, pull it in, and sift through the contents for what you want. Or, you can understand the habit, habitat, and preferences of your...
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Learning to Lead: Great Leaders Question Everything

One of the most overlooked quality traits in leadership is the ability to question everything. As professionals, many of us have the tendency to become complacent when we reach plateaus, but strong leaders know that success depends on constant progression. Those...
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Learning From Terrible Professional Advice

When it comes to business, everybody’s a critic. When I first began working in the advertising world over thirty years ago, I heard all sorts of advice – some good, some bad – on how to succeed in the business...
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