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.

So, You Want to Hire a Developer?

Now more than ever, as all industries begin to embrace some aspect of technology in their work, it is important to be able to deliver the best software as possible. Companies of all types are investing in web apps and mobile apps to grow their business. Because of this, demand for software engineering talent has skyrocketed. High demand coupled with low supply continues to … [Read more...]

Establishing a Fair Corporate Structure for Employee Behavior Is Important, and Here’s Why

When companies make sure that they address any potential substance abuse issues their employees might have with proactive programming, a lot of those issues can be greatly improved. Programs for things like the education regarding substance abuse and assistance with it can result in performance-related improvements that can be significant. In other words, it doesn’t pay to … [Read more...]

Why Your Company Needs a Substance Abuse Policy

America takes pride in being a country full of hard workers. We keep to our work ethic as if it were a code on honor. We stay late and show up early, and have created all sorts of innovative products, services, and even evolutionary ideas. We have put computers in every household and even put a man on the moon. America’s workers have also drunk a lot of alcohol and done a lot … [Read more...]

When to Crowdsource and When to Make an Executive Decision

Leadership is complicated. While a good leader will always solicit and consider input from the team, there are also times when a decision needs to be made quickly and firmly without outside influence. Deciding when to use each of these approaches is one of the hallmarks of good leadership. So, how does a leader know when it's best to crowdsource a decision and when to wield … [Read more...]

Be Like Apple: 11 Steps to Build a Cult-Like Company Culture

Apple became the first trillion-dollar company in August of 2018. One reason for its success is the cult-like status it has achieved among its devoted customers. Another reason is the secretive, demanding and highly productive work culture that Steve Jobs created. Other incredibly successful companies have managed to build a cult-like following among their employees and … [Read more...]

Productivity Concerns? Try Un-Chaining Employees from their Desks

Who doesn’t get bogged down with projects and anxiety now and then? What do you do when that happens? You take it easy. There’s a lot of research pointing to the fact that working beyond 50-60 hours a week is unproductive and toxic in the long run. Add poor or insufficient sleep to the crazy work hours, and you get sickness- and mistake-prone employees. Not the productivity … [Read more...]

Famous Quotes on Leadership

Leadership is an ability that some people are born with, and one that others manage to build up through their work and experience with other people. A true leader rarely gets chosen; the potential to drive people forward, and push the progress of the entire team is something that usually emerges spontaneously. History books remember visionaries, people with the ability to … [Read more...]

9 Techniques to Keep Your Best Employees from Quitting

Professional employees are an asset for every company. Those people make your business flourish by carrying out high-quality work. However, as more and more opportunities arise on the job market, it’s become easy to have your best employee lured away by competitors. Keeping good employees from leaving the company is simple when you have a flexible mindset and know how to manage … [Read more...]

8 Steps to Finding the Perfect Mentor: An Infographic

Whether you’re starting or successfully running a small business, having a mentor is beneficial. Studies show that executives that were mentored have higher positions and salaries than their counterparts. What’s more, businesses with mentors increased their revenue by over 80%. A unique aspect about the mentor-mentee relationship is that it’s a win-win situation. You, the … [Read more...]