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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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Want to Build a High-Performance Team? Start with Trust

Without trust, your "team" isn't really a team at all

Right from the start, we thought if we could create the category of B2B ecommerce, Ariba could be a rocket ship. But, one quarter, early on, some big deals got delayed, and our team started getting anxious. Instead of working together to ...

by Keith Krach  | August 17, 2018 12:00:00
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Stop Fooling Yourself. Productivity Tools Like Slack Are Secret Enemies of Collaboration

Taking off your headphones and talking to the people you work with is the most effective way to foster collaboration

Walk into any company these days, especially those deemed "innovative," and you see rows of desks with people plugged in to their computers -- our best and brightest trying to be productive and get lost in their work. And to make sure ...

by Paul Charney  | August 01, 2018 12:00:00
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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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Does Your Team Love Coming to Work? Follow These 7 Strategies to Make Sure

A good product or service is wonderful, but great talent is your life force

You've taken the plunge and started a business. You've never done anything so exciting -- or difficult -- but customers are rolling in, and the business is starting to grow.You're now building out what's arguably the most important asset you'll ever have: ...

by Jaleh Bisharat  | June 21, 2018 02:00:00
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7 Ways to Get Better at Working With Others

Clarity and kindness go a long way

Success is impossible without communication and collaboration. While your business idea might begin in your head, in order to scale your company you’re going to need other people to help realize and execute your vision. But even if you're still in the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 14, 2018 02:00:00
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4 Leadership Methods for Empowering Employees and Building Strong Teams

Done right, leadership breaks down to communicating, informing and involving your employees

Deciding to start your own business takes guts, passion and motivation. Being an entrepreneur shows you aren’t a follower -- that you’d rather forge your own path than settle down in a typical 9 to 5 job.Does being a business owner mean you’re a ...

by Mike Kappel  | May 09, 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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All the Common Excuses for Not Delegating Boil Down to Lack of Confidence

Leaders delegate important work when they trust their team and know their own worth

Moving from “doer” to “manager” is seldom a smooth transition. One of the most difficult components of this move lies in understanding when to stop doing and when to start managing. And yes, they are different skill sets.When I first moved up ...

by Tracy Maylett  | April 26, 2018 06:00:00
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4 Behaviors Leaders Must Model to Build a Culture of Trust

Ask for help when you need it and offer help without judging when asked

Trust is a concept most companies tout as one of their core values. The word "trust" sounds good at the annual employee retreat, it looks great on a plaque, and it seems like a no-brainer when you read it on the back ...

by Amy Hutchens  | March 22, 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