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Talent Agents
3/9/2007
Summary:

Critical leadership development practices can differ from one organization to another. Yet, identifying those which are the most important within the growth-focused firm can determine the "best in class" solutions to be implemented for sustaining excellence. These 12 strategies provide an opportunity to benchmark organizational performance.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
The Art of Firing
8/16/2007
Summary:

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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The Art of Recruiting
8/2/2007
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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.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
The Basics of Mentoring
1/19/2007
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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.

Go To Source (gmj.gallup.com)
The Care and Feeding of the Creative Class
8/2/2007
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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.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
The Discipline of Collaboration
3/9/2007
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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.

Go To Source (www.leadertoleader.org)
The End of the Job Interview
3/9/2007
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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.

Go To Source (sethgodin.typepad.com)
The Seven Demands of Leadership
1/25/2007
Summary:

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.

Go To Source (gmj.gallup.com)
Tips on Documentation of Employee Performance and Conduct
9/20/2007
Summary:

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!

Go To Source (www.allbusiness.com)
VC Confidential: Care and Feeding of Humans
9/20/2007
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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.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)

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