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The Difference Between Leading and Managing

The Difference Between Leading and Managing
Some managers come up through the ranks, while others have been brought in because of their education or experience managing people and projects. Regardless of how you became a leader, here you are, and your job has two major priorities: getting the most out of your team and getting the project done right. When you're trying to inspire, encourage a...
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Want Customer-Focused IT Staff? Look at Their People Skills

Want Customer-Focused IT Staff? Look at Their People Skills
How many times does it take your network administrator to clearly explain why something technical wasn't working right? When your IT staff engages with other departments, how does it go? IT workers can often get stereotyped as antisocial employees, ones whose technical jargon is barely decipherable by others. While this can be true for some individ...
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Being Supportive of Your Employees Reflects Your Leadership

Being Supportive of Your Employees Reflects Your Leadership
Running a profitable company isn't just about making your clients happy; it's also about making your workers happy. When it comes to inspiring hard work, happy employees are much easier to keep productive and motivated. They look to you, the management, for guidance and support. The way you engage them reflects back on who you are as a leader. Forc...
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Do You Know Which Qualities Your Top Employees Possess?

Do You Know Which Qualities Your Top Employees Possess?
Every business owner knows that the job responsibilities for employees at all levels have become more and more complex. Top performers in any industry display strong communication skills, can collaborate with a diverse team, and are able to navigate high-tech software. Now, not all of your employees across the board nail all of these, but your top ...
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ESOPs Increase Employee Engagement

ESOPs Increase Employee Engagement
Business owners know the great value of employees who act, think and behave like an owner. There's one guaranteed trick to encouraging employees to feel this kind of responsibility and loyalty in their work – make them owners! An ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) provides the workforce with stock ownership in the company, often at no up-front co...
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3 Ways to Be Ready for Staff Turnover

3 Ways to Be Ready for Staff Turnover
When employees leave – either because they found a new opportunity or management had to let them go – their absence is felt across all departments. Not least of all, turnover can significantly impact your company's bottom line. In fact, a study by the Center for American Progress revealed that employers spend about $10,000 on hiring and training ea...
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Improve Office Culture by Really Focusing on Your Team

Improve Office Culture by Really Focusing on Your Team
Have you ever found yourself staring at a stack of applications, wondering why you keep finding yourself in this situation? Your employees keep leaving and you have no idea how to improve the office culture to make them want to stay. You're not alone; from office managers to warehouse supervisors, business leaders in every industry have faced high ...
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