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9 Ways to Boost Productivity That Will Make You a Great Teammate

Want to look good to your boss? Turn yourself into a productivity machine

Employee performance is a growing concern for business owners, and many of them are taking unique measures to keep their employees happy and productive. One New Zealand firm known as Perpetual Guardian recently shifted its employees to a four-day workweek instead of five, finding ...

by Rashan Dixon  | October 01, 2018 08:00:00
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3 Simple Strategies to Boost Morale and Get the Best Results From Your Team

Your employees are definitely worth the investment

Nobody wants to have a business full of unhappy employees, and we all know that people do their best work when morale is high. Forget about the stereotypical "bad boss" on TV shows; all the entrepreneurs I've met and worked with genuinely ...

by Bedros Keuilian  | June 25, 2018 02:00:00
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Your Team Will Succeed Only if They Trust Each Other

Trust is difficult to establish, hard to maintain and easy to break

Bureaucracy exists were trust doesn’t. Excessive process and micromanaging exist because people don’t trust each other to do what’s right and what’s needed. In a digital era where social tools make you more visible and accessible, you make personal and business decisions ...

by Angela Kambouris  | April 27, 2018 02:00:00
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The Future of Work Relies on Your Developing These 5 Team Skills

Are your employees upgrading their digital fluency? Improving their multi-cultural dexterity?

A change-or-die moment may be coming to your business: Across multiple industries, disruptive changes are happening more and more frequently.And if employees don't have the right skills to keep up, employers will face an ever-widening skills gap.In February, the Institute for the Future and ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | March 21, 2018 02:00:00
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4 Steps to Building a Successful Team

Your team isn't just the people who work directly for you

My business partner David Parnes and I have sold over $600 million in real estate this year, however our path toward success wasn't easy, and it was a team effort. We started by knocking on doors to find listings and have learned many lessons along ...

by James Harris  | November 05, 2017 02:00:00
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The 3 Nasty Little Secrets About Teams

Internal competition, poorly designed incentive systems and groupthink can derail your group quickly

In today’s world of business, we all understand the value of teams. Well-functioning teams can collaborate and drive innovation, which is a competitive advantage. Without innovation, many companies wither and die.Iconic brands like Borders and Blockbuster are examples of companies that were unable to ...

by Beth Miller  | October 11, 2017 08:00:00
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5 Ways to Motivate Your Team

Leaders who put their team first never have trouble motivating them

Keeping your team motivated is challenging, yet it's a task you need to prioritize for the well-being of your company. Without your team, you can't run your business; thus, it's essential that you find new and innovative ways to motivate them on a daily ...

by Louise Beavers  | May 25, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 ways to strengthen the team bond

1: Open communication.

Having a happy, healthy, engaged workforce goes far beyond providing free food, gym memberships, and a ping-pong table. While those perks are sure to be appreciated by employees, they do not do much in the way of motivating or retaining them. What ...

by Matt Straz  | March 10, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

You need a real vacation (and so do your employees)

Here are the top reasons why you need to take a real vacation sometimes.

Vacations are important. Done right, they can lead to fresh perspectives, creative insights, and reduced stress levels. There's a strong case to be made that taking the time to unplug is not only beneficial for our mental and physical health, but may ...

by Laura Entis  | March 31, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

3 reasons every entrepreneur needs to take vacation time

Why do entrepreneurs need to take some time off, occasionally? Here are three good explanations.

There's a very strong and common tendency for entrepreneurs to put in 18-hour days when starting a company, setting an ambitious pace with little thought given to rest. Even with a talented team in place, many entrepreneurs can feel uncomfortable stepping away ...

by Lorna Borenstein  | February 20, 2015 06:00:00
Startup Tips

The 3 secrets to building an all-star startup team

As a startup business owner, how can you hire only the best people to fill up positions in your important team? Here are three tips.

Most startup founders leverage expertise of one kind or another to launch their businesses. For example, an entrepreneur who cooks well can use that skill to start a food or restaurant business. However, for the business to grow, you need not just ...

by Paul Mandell  | January 21, 2015 01:00:00
Startup Tips

When launching your startup, consider these 5 risks

There are logical and inevitable challenges that startup businesses have to face and overcome. Here are five of those.

Starting a business has never been more exciting. The startup economy is rich with opportunity, innovation, and potential. But at the same time, it is also fraught with high-stakes risks. And while it may be scary to take that leap of faith, ...

by Sreekanth Ravi  | January 08, 2015 05:00:00
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5 ways to tell if your workplace is really toxic

Is your office a difficult workplace for you and your employees? Here are signs to watch out for and some ways to make it a better place to work in.

Toxic workplaces have become a hot topic of conversation in the business world. And almost everyone has a story to tell about a bad boss, a bizarre colleague, or a terrible place to work.But how do you tell if your office is ...

by Paul White  | January 05, 2015 01:00:00