Human Resources

My Biggest Business Mistake: Not Listening to My Team

When Laura Cleminson became a mom, her baby girl inspired her to create a fun line of baby clothes. She thought clothes should be as creative as kids, so she held drawing competitions and featured the winning artwork on her clothing line. She wrote a business plan, got a bank loan, set up a board...

By Lisa Furgison |

The 5 Types of Employees You’ll Find on Your Startup Journey (and How to Manage Them)

Several years ago, when I was just starting out as an entrepreneur, a friend introduced me to a concept he called “Serengeti Management.” His premise was that, as a new employer, I was going to have to deal with any number of different personalities, each represented by a creature you might find roaming the plains...

By Michael Kerr |

How to Inspire Your Employees

Have you ever heard the following statement?: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” It’s a quotation from the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Adam Bryant—The New York Times...

By Caroline Cummings |

Top CEOs Reveal Their Secrets to Innovation and Growth [WEBINAR]

Join our free webinar with Adam Bryant, The New York Times bestselling author and “Corner Office” columnist, to learn the secrets of top CEOs and how your small business or startup can create a culture of innovation.

By Caroline Cummings |

8 Ways to Account for Different Learning Styles Among Employees

Not all people learn the same way. Neither do your employees. In order to run the best company possible, it's important to understand how your employees learn and work.

By Scott Gerber |

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.

By Wendy Maynard |

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.

By Scott Gerber |

What to Look For When Hiring a Sales Person

Top sales people are the ones who listen to customers and partner with them in finding the right solution. In the interview process it’s important to ask questions that address these desirable characteristics.

By Arlene Soto |

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