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Terry Gold, a seasoned tech entrepreneur, tells you he is not an expert at hiring salespeople, but he has had some experience. Here's some advice on what to watch out for. First off? Hire people who will "sell stuff." Like Terry's advice? See the blog posts and articles Terry authored for the eVenturing site.
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This article is thought-provoking and will help entrepreneurs build both philosophy and practice concerning performance. For example: Should reviews be more about improving the company's results or more about improving the individual's performance? The extensive commentary from individual managers is especially valuable.
Controversy continues over whether or not the performance review process is an effective tool for motivating and improving employee performance. Yet many entrepreneurs make the assumption that the evaluation process will lead to a better-performing organization. Too often, the purpose of employee reviews is unclear -- to both leadership and the employee -- and training in the process is generally not provided.
Good advice is worth hearing twice. This article doesn't plow any new ground, but coming from a venture capital blog it should command the attention of growth-hungry entrepreneurs.
This article contains sound, straightforward advice and specific "how-to's" about performance documentation that any manager or leader of people needs to have and use. Entrepreneurs: Practice and preach!
Effective leaders can be groomed to manage adversity and sustain high-performance. Based on research conducted with more than 40,000 leaders across industries and sectors, the Gallup organization has identified specific abilities that can lead to success.
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.
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.
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