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Even if it's "in place," your network requires continual vigilance and improvement. This article provides five "no-nos" that will help you keep up to date and up to speed by avoiding big mistakes.
In 1995, Jack Welch nearly fired Jeff Immelt for poor performance. Five years later Immelt found himself trying to fill Welch's shoes. How did he turn things around? What lessons are here for you as a leader and owner? Plenty. This interview is an inspiring, informative read.
Managing the day-to-day, conceptualizing a better future, and making it happen form the foundation for the "essence" of leadership: "Leaving your footprint in your area of passion." This article is a perceptive discussion about leadership and lists the eight qualities required to lead "paradigmatic change."
If you test-drive a car, why not an employee? Seth Godin shares his thoughts on what you can learn by having a candidate "do the work" rather than just talk about it.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems like Salesforce.com provide on-demand software via the Internet and are changing the way entrepreneurs leading growth companies serve, interact, and track online their potential and existing clients.
As we move into an age of alliances, your role as a leader is changing. Equal parts entrepreneur, facilitator, and political broker, the collaborative leader must continually balance competing and shifting requirements.
This article is specifically about managing creative people. But nearly any entrepreneur can benefit from a better understanding of the creative process and what motivates copywriters, designers, and programmers to perform at their very best. After all, the public face of your company might someday be in their hands.
To have next-generation leaders within growth businesses, mentoring is a proven method of developing staff for succession. The process creates an environment which can lead to higher levels of profitability, employee retention, increased revenue, and job satisfaction.
Recruiting the best people begins with the having the best attitude--hire better than yourself--and, truth be told, doesn't end even after they're on the job. Ten practical tips delivered in classic Kawasaki style can deepen your insights and improve your skills.
Firing an employee isn't easy--at least, it shouldn't be. Well-known author and consultant Guy Kawasaki offers 11 considered guidelines to making the process productive for all concerned: the departing employee, fellow employees, and you, the entrepreneur.
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