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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Why It’s Time to Change Your Company’s Dress Code
By Skye Schooley | March 23, 2023

Workforce trends and cultural standards have evolved over the years. Learn how to revise your business's dress code policy to keep up.

Pets Go to Work: How to Create a Pet Policy for Your Office
By Julie Thompson | March 23, 2023

Pets in the workplace may boost productivity and motivation. Create a pet policy that accommodates pet owners and alleviates other employees' concerns.

Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap on the Job
By Skye Schooley | March 23, 2023

The key to productivity may actually be allowing workers to sleep during the day. Learn about incorporating naptime into your workplace.

How a Good Work Atmosphere Leads to More Success
By Julie Thompson | March 23, 2023

Your workplace atmosphere has a big hand in your business's success. Learn the benefits of a healthy work environment and how to create one.

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From Conflict to Cooperation: Building Stronger Cross-Cultural Teams
By Michael Henman | March 22, 2023

While cross-cultural teams offer challenges, such workplace diversity can offer opportunities for innovation, creativity and other assets.

Why Growing Employees Is Key to Growing Your Business
By Skye Schooley | March 20, 2023

There's a trend of employees leaving companies, seeking opportunity and upward mobility elsewhere. Here are three tips to prevent employee churn.

Hiring for Attitude Over Experience: What the Numbers Show
By Skye Schooley | March 13, 2023

Studies show that skilled and experienced employees with rotten attitudes fail quickly. Here's why you need to hire for attitude.

A Guide to Environmental Issues in the Workplace
By Sean Peek | February 28, 2023

Environmental issues in the workplace are a growing concern. Learn how to manage these five common workplace environmental issues.

The Management Theory of Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Frank and Lillian Gilbreth stressed regulation and consistency at the job. Learn how to use their theory to make your company more efficient.