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10 Ways New Managers Can Be Influential Leaders
By Julie Thompson | October 30, 2023

Specific habits and practices can turn managers into respected, influential leaders. Learn to elevate your management role and avoid leadership mistakes.

How to Identify a True Leader
By Sean Peek | October 10, 2023

Follow these tips and tricks to make sure your next hire has the leadership skills you need on the team.

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White Lotus Teaches Managers How Not to Deal With Problem Customers
By Dan Ketchum | October 03, 2023

A White Lotus guide to customer service

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Stand-Up Meetings: Fewer Chairs, Greater Efficiency
By Steven Rogelberg | October 03, 2023

Attendees prefer it, according to research, but there are caveats.

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Why Limit Team Decisions to One Vote Per Person?
By Steven Rogelberg | October 03, 2023

Multivoting, a form of ranked choice in business settings, allows for more and better options.

Human Relations Management Theory Basics
By Miranda Fraraccio | September 21, 2023

Understand the basic premise behind the human relations management theory and the skills you need to implement it in your business.

How to Improve Work Performance With a Performance Improvement Plan (Plus PIP Templates)
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 19, 2023

A performance improvement plan can help employees who are struggling and even further empower high-performing employees. Here's how to write one.

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TriNet Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | September 14, 2023

TriNet offers extensive, industry-specific HR services, such as payroll, risk management and benefits administration. There is no minimum employee or long-term contract requirement to enroll in...

Rippling PEO Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | September 13, 2023

Rippling is a full-featured HR and PEO service provider ideal for growing businesses that need scalability. Learn about Rippling's PEO tools and pricing.

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AlphaStaff PEO Review
By Skye Schooley | September 13, 2023

AlphaStaff is a comprehensive, flexible PEO that lets businesses customize services for their needs. Learn why AlphaStaff is the best PEO for franchises.

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Deel Review and Pricing
By Skye Schooley | September 13, 2023

Deel is a global PEO provider with various HR functions available. Learn why Deel is the best PEO for businesses that require global payroll services.

9 Reasons Why Encouraging Fitness in the Office Is Beneficial
By Julie Thompson | September 01, 2023

Workplace wellness is a crucial aspect of modern employment. Learn how to encourage fitness in the office and gain health, productivity and morale boosts.

5 Metrics That Amp Up Agile Team Productivity
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | August 16, 2023

Agile metrics quantify human capital investments while keeping your team's learning journey clear of obstacles.

What Your Business Can Learn From Peter Drucker
By Jennifer Dublino | August 15, 2023

Peter Drucker was an influential management consultant whose theories are widely used today. Learn how Drucker's management theory can help your business.

From the Classroom: A Strategy for Applying the Growth Mindset Concept to Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

The growth mindset was designed for education, but it can also be leveraged in business. Learn how to apply the growth mindset and reap the benefits.

Resource Burn: 4 Things That Are Wasting Your Team’s Time
By Victor Snyder | July 25, 2023

Resource burn creates unnecessary costs and leads to errors and burnout. To help your team be more productive, cut out these inefficiencies.

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5 Feminine Traits That Make Leaders Great
By Julie Thompson | July 12, 2023

Women bring many soft skills to their leadership style. Learn how humility, empathy, resilience, persuasiveness and spirit can lead to business success.

Managing Tips for a Multigenerational Workforce: From Baby Boomers to Gen Z
By Kiely Kuligowski | June 23, 2023

With 4 active generations in the workforce, managers should understand varying communication styles. Learn tips for managing a multigenerational workforce.

Does Character Matter? The 3 C’s of Leadership
By Jennifer Dublino | June 06, 2023

Character, competence and communication are vital elements of leadership. Learn more about the three C's of leadership and more leadership characteristics.

How Informal Feedback Can Improve Employee Performance
By Skye Schooley | May 24, 2023

Every business leader should give their employees informal feedback. It can improve employee performance, company morale and team communication.

10 Ways to Empower your Employees
By Skye Schooley | May 17, 2023

If you're looking for new ways to empower your employees, here are some essential tips to get you started.

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The Management Theory of Max Weber
By Sean Peek | May 17, 2023

This bureaucratic management theory claims it can increase your business' efficiency. Here is how it works.

Severance Package Examples and Sample Severance Letters
By Adam Uzialko | May 17, 2023

Severance pay is sometimes paid out to an employee when they are terminated. Check out these free severance agreement templates and letters.

How to Turn Change Management Into Personal Development
By Sean Peek | April 25, 2023

Work environments are continually changing, and a company can prepare its employees for that. Learn how to support your workers and create better teamwork.

Is Your Office Space Making You Depressed? 5 Ways Environment Affects Productivity
By Julie Thompson | April 13, 2023

Your office environment can cause stress and depression. Learn five ways to make your office space healthier and more effective.

5 Ways to Increase Business Productivity
By Sean Peek | April 13, 2023

Use these tools and approaches to boost productivity and efficiency in your office – and find out what to avoid.

9 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Your People to Innovate
By Alex Goryachev | April 07, 2023

Innovation should be a priority in an organization. Learn how to facilitate the process and what mistakes to avoid.

8 Ways to Resolve Conflict Between Your Sales and Marketing Teams
By Julie Thompson | April 07, 2023

Sales and marketing teams don't always see eye to eye due to conflicting goals. Learn how to resolve sales and marketing conflicts and foster collaboration.

How to Write Up an Employee
By Jane Genova | March 30, 2023

Written warnings document employee misconduct and behavior. Learn how to do it the right way.

How to Handle Internal Communications During a Merger
By Julie Thompson | March 28, 2023

During a merger or acquisition, it is important to communicate properly with your employees. Here are tips to help ease the transition.