Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

How to Compete for Talent as a Small Business

Competing for talent can be challenging when you’re a small business employer. A larger business may be able to offer more appealing incentives to the labor pool; however, small businesses have unique offerings in flexibility, company culture, and passion that can help them compete for talent. Here are some of the strategies that you can use in order to compete for talent as a … [Read more...]

Tips To Improve Workplace Productivity

Productivity in the workplace is essential for any business. It’s what’s needed to get through the working day and to make sure that your staff is working effectively to get everything done. There are always ways that workplace productivity can be influenced and improved. So here are some tips to improve workplace productivity. Train Your Staff The skills of your staff are … [Read more...]

Leave Ego at the Door: 3 Keys to Unleash Innovations That Win

We often conceptualize creativity and innovation as a solitary endeavor: a genius sitting alone in a room somewhere, crafting a masterpiece. Too often, we think innovation comes from the brain of a single (super)human—and that the ability to innovate is therefore an inherent capability that the rest of us can’t aspire to. It’s true that sometimes innovation does come from … [Read more...]

Mistakes Employers Make and How to Correct Them

Whether you are a start-up or an established business, the success of your business highly depends on how you treat your employees. Favorable working conditions translate to high employee productivity, which later turns to higher profits for your business. The workplace is known to be a strict and formal kind of environment. However, over recent years, employers are working … [Read more...]

Overtime Poses Problems for Employees

It is common to see people working late in the office, even after the end of the official workday. There are many reasons for working overtime, such as rapidly approaching deadlines or the piling up of work. Employers often ask their subordinates or employees to stay late in the office to finish up work. Many employees consider such orders a responsibility which they must … [Read more...]

How to Ward Off Emotional Vampires

Emotional vampires are lurking everywhere and can wear many different disguises -- from to needy relatives to complaining co-workers to intimidating acquaintances. They can be of either gender and they invariably zap your energy and leave you feeling depressed and depleted. To keep them at bay, you will need to learn specific self-protection strategies. Without a way to … [Read more...]

Secrets to Improve Collaboration in Remote Teams

In a survey conducted in 2017, 43% of American workers reported that they spent at least some time working remotely. As more employees and organizations embrace the remote working model, it has given way to some unique challenges. Buffer (an organization with 100% remotely working employees), conducted research into the many challenges associated with the remote working … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Save Time and Money While Recruiting

As your business grows or changes, you will likely need to spend more and more time getting new employees. Recruiting is a necessary part of any business. While we may want to put in a lot of time and effort into finding the ideal candidates, sometimes it can get costly. Here are four tips to help you reduce your time and monetary investment when finding new recruits. Use a … [Read more...]

Diversity is the Key to a Successful Business

No business can survive without a good workforce. The staff are the engine of the operation and many business owners have discovered that having a diverse workforce is incredibly important and could help a brand to be much more successful. Having people that are different from one another when it comes to age, gender, ethnicity, background, and other factors can help in many … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Communicate with the Next Generation (And They’re Not Millennials)

If you are like most people, you probably have an opinion of "kids these days" — and by kids, we usually mean anyone who doesn't seem like an adult, even if they're 22. When it comes to communicating with these "kids”, many seem at a loss. It's for good reasons too. It's hard to miss their poor eye contact, short responses, and lack of understanding during conversations. … [Read more...]