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Command and control doesn't work in today's organization. You can build a smarter, more resilient organization; it just takes a few changes in your approach to leadership.
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.
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.
Business planning experts suggest that entrepreneurs plan for their exit from the company during the initial phases of the process. It is important to consider personal and financial goals, as well as how the value of the business will be determined at the point of transition. This article includes links to tools and templates to make a well-informed decision.
Teams can take many forms during the early stages of growth inside the entrepreneurial venture. Providing adequate training and development for staff members makes group-based interactions more productive and many find the experience itself quite enjoyable. Here are links and suggestions for planning, implementing and measuring the results of team building activities.
Noncompete clauses seem nearly universal--and not just in technology companies. But the effect is especially strong on specialist and "star" inventors, according to new research by Harvard Business School's Matt Marx, Deborah Strumsky, and Lee Fleming. Marx reflects on the business and career implications in this QandA.
The succession planning process builds employee retention, but it won't work unless management can access an accurate inventory of employee skills, talents and abilities. Additionally, if individuals don't understand what options their career path might take, they may look for work elsewhere. This article shares best practices and suggestions for managing a talent inventory.
A survey by the Computing Technology Industry Association found that users of managed IT services are increasing spending in storage, backup, and disaster recovery services. One reason: a U.S. Supreme Court ruling demands businesses store and be able to retrieve documents connected to a case in litigation.
Whether it's to protect against a natural disaster, fire, or theft, backing up a companies electronic files is a necessity. Online backup services provide storage of valuable information at a location separate from the entrepreneur's company.
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.
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