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Support Your Employees by Creating a Family-Friendly Workplace
By Paula Fernandes | December 13, 2016

Your employees are people first. As their employer, it pays off in the long run for you to let them know it's OK to attend to personal family matters.

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Leadership Lessons: Empower Employees to Solve Their Own Problems
By Nicole Fallon | December 07, 2016

Ann Noder, CEO of Pitch Public Relations, shares the experiences that helped shape her personal leadership philosophy.

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Are You a Toxic Leader? 4 Warning Signs to Watch
By Nicole Fallon | November 30, 2016

Is your style of leadership having a negative impact on your team? Here's how to tell if you're a "toxic" leader — and how to correct it.

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The Modern Millennial: Management Tips for Employers
By Nicole Fallon | November 16, 2016

The "lazy" and "entitled" young millennials of yesterday have grown up, and employers may need to start changing their approach to managing this generation.

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4 Important Lessons Marginalized Leaders Should Learn
By Adryan Corcione | October 28, 2016

Any professional from a marginalized background — gender, race, class, etc. — will face unique challenges climbing the ladder. Here's what new leaders need to know.

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3 Simple Ways to Be a Better Boss
By Shannon Gausepohl | October 26, 2016

Don't be a terrible boss; fix the behavior now to salvage your career.

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5 Simple Ways to Get Better at Delegating
By Karina Fabian | October 05, 2016

Delegation is a necessary managerial skill, but it's one of the most difficult to learn. Here are some simple steps for building your delegation skills.

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Leadership Lessons: Embody Authentic Coachability
By Nicole Fallon | September 27, 2016

Rich Razgaitis, CEO and co-founder of FloWater, shares the experiences that shaped his personal leadership philosophy.

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4 Healthy Habits That Will Make You More Productive at Work
By Nicole Fallon | August 30, 2016

If you want to improve your productivity at work, take care of your personal health and well-being first.

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5 Unique Ways to Raise Employee Morale
By Nicole Fallon | August 15, 2016

When morale is high, employees tend to be more productive and engaged. Here are a few real-life examples of ways to lift your team's spirits.

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25 Entrepreneurs Share Their Stress-Busting Secrets
By Business News Daily Editor | July 25, 2016

Wondering how successful people deal with the lows of running a business? Here's how 25 entrepreneurs manage stress.

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5 Myths About Leadership You Shouldn't Believe
By Nicole Fallon | July 11, 2016

First-time leaders often have a lot of preconceptions about their new role. But don't believe everything you hear about leadership.

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Leadership Language: Why Your Word Choices Matter
By Nicole Fallon | June 28, 2016

The words and phrases you use when giving employees feedback can really affect their level of motivation.

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No Trust Among Your Team? How to Fix It
By Chad Brooks | June 26, 2016

The majority of workers don't have a lot of trust in their employer, boss or co-workers.

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What Makes Top Companies So Attractive to Employees?
By Shannon Gausepohl | June 22, 2016

The major companies on LinkedIn's Top Attractors list have a few things in common that make employees want to join and stay there.

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Core Values: Why They Matter & How to Find Yours
By Nicole Fallon | June 14, 2016

Your company's core values can help guide your mission, operations and business decisions. Here's how to figure out your values and how to live by them.

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Leadership Lessons: Derek Flanzraich, CEO of Greatist
By Nicole Fallon | June 11, 2016

Derek Flanzraich, founder and CEO of health and wellness media startup Greatist, shares the experiences that led to his personal leadership philosophy.

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The Biggest Challenge You'll Face as a First Time Boss
By Chad Brooks | May 20, 2016

First-time bosses face their biggest challenge in balancing individual responsibilities with the time spent overseeing others.

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The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Starting a Business
By Chad Brooks | May 04, 2016

WalletHub research finds that the best parts of the country in which to start your business are the Midwest and the Great Plains.

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First-Time CEO? 6 Experiences to Prepare For
By Chad Brooks | April 28, 2016

First-time CEOs aren't as prepared for their new roles as they originally thought.

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5 Important Personal Branding Tips for Women in Business
By Nicole Fallon | April 22, 2016

women in business, personal branding, networking, leadership, social media, women entrepreneurs

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Dear Brittney: Should I Fire an Underperforming Employee?
By Brittney Morgan | April 18, 2016

Is someone on your staff slacking? If you're considering firing an underperformer, here's our advice.

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Saying Goodbye: How to Conduct Effective Exit Interviews
By Chad Brooks | March 30, 2016

OfficeTeam offers several tips on how to make the most out of your exit interviews.

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7 Important Things Effective Leaders Do Every Day
By Nicole Fallon | March 08, 2016

These traits and habits can help elevate your leadership from good to great.

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Are Performance Reviews Fair? Managers Disagree
By Chad Brooks | February 24, 2016

Most managers differ on what makes or doesn’t make performance reviews fair.

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Need a Good Mentor? Here's How to Find One
By Nicole Fallon | February 11, 2016

One of the most valuable resources you can have in your career is a good mentor. Make sure you choose one who's right for you.

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Improving Employee Performance Is All About Communication
By Nicole Fallon | February 01, 2016

Want your employees to be more productive and efficient? Here are a few ways to boost their performance through communication.

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5 Ways You're Demotivating Your Employees
By Nicole Fallon | January 08, 2016

Are your leadership tactics and attitudes hurting more than they're helping? Here are five behaviors to avoid with your employees.

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9 Regulatory Issues That Will Affect Small Business in 2014
By Chad Brooks | January 01, 2016

As small businesses prepare for 2014, they shouldn't focus solely on increasing their bottom lines.

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10 Signs Your Employee Is Ready to Quit
By Chad Brooks | January 01, 2016

Even if would-be quitters think they are keeping their plans secret, those who are thinking about jumping ship and leaving their jobs often give off cues.