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"Just the facts" was police sergeant Joe Friday's credo. It seems that any CEO would do well to practice the same approach. This eye-opening article explains why using facts to make major management decisions is the best, as well as the most obvious, way to be successful in business.
Resistance to change is common and understandable. So the change you envision can lead to all the positive growth you want for your company, implement these seven tips. Your chances of making change stick will go way up.
A venture capitalist explains how key performance indicators (KPIs) are best compiled and used. They should be straightforward covering financial items and people, probably no more than 20, tied to specific managers, and coordinated by the CFO. Sales should be handled as a separate category.
This blog entry by a Chief Happiness Officer tackles an important topic from the European point of view. It's a useful reminder that not all of your employees are as zealous about your vision as you or your senior executives. Some will perform better if you keep that in mind.
While restricted stock may be considered a useful incentive in startups, that approach has different legal and tax implications than others. Read this blog for a clear discussion of a cloudy topic. Plus reader postings.
For quick reference and review, present your board with a one-page summary of your company's finances at your quarterly meetings. Open-book management companies can use it for employees, too. This technique doesn't exempt you from standard financial reporting, but it does help key stakeholders more quickly see and appreciate the big picture.
Using barbers to promote prostate cancer treatments? Giving cabbies free rooms to boost occupancy rates at a hotel? These ideas are word-of-mouth marketing at its best. And there are plenty more, including ones you dream up for your company.
Even if you never intend to look beyond your own business backyard, read this brief, helpful article. Entrepreneurs do find unexpected opportunities beyond the horizon, but few know how to effectively expand geographically.
Empowerment, enlightenment, and accountability are more than just buzz words today. They're an integral part of nearly any high-performance, high-growth company. As the entrepreneur you set the example, and you can get some help from the steps recommended in this quick-read, but informative piece.
Passion can make for an energizing work environment that engages everyone there. Successful entrepreneur and noted speaker Michelle Neujahr shares ten ways to boost, and ultimately leverage, the enthusiasm of your employees.
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