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7 Secrets to Being an Extraordinary Boss

Being a boss is hard. Being an extraordinary boss is even harder. But, it’s work with a high return on investment: more motivated and productive employees.


5 Key Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is a popular goal these days, but not everyone knows what entrepreneurship really means—or whether they’re really cut out for it.


3 Simple Ways to Grow Your Business in 2014

There's no better time than the New Year to commit to small changes in your life or in your business, so here are my three tips for re-focusing your energy and growing your business in 2014.


11 Signs It’s Time to Get Rid of a Key Employee

Just because an employee has been around for awhile doesn't mean they're delivering the same results as before, or that they're a match for where your company's headed as it grows.


Free Innovative Version of Nancy Duarte’s Book Resonate

Here’s a great update: It’s almost two years now since I posted Tell Your Story Well, on my main blog here at Bplans, recommending Nancy Duarte’s brilliant book Resonate. Nancy recently optimized that book for interactive multi-media use, and posted it entirely free. And that’s a real gift. I wrote in that post: If you ever...


How to Manage Quiet, Introverted Employees

Introverts have strengths that are often seen as weaknesses in a world where the loud and bold are lauded. Manage them well and your business will be rewarded.


Smooth Failing: Living With and Learning From Failure

I like the premise of Barbara Weltman’s new book Smooth Failing: learning from failure and mistakes. One problem in the world of entrepreneurship is the way we celebrate successes and hide failures.


Ada Lovelace Day: Who Inspires You?

There is one woman who inspires me more than any other—and she probably doesn’t realize just how much impact she has had on my life, my career, and my outlook on myself.


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