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7 Easy Steps for Encouraging Employees to Take Initiative

Taking initiative is essentially assuming the risk of a possible failure. When doing so, you put yourself out there and things don’t always go as planned. But the alternative is choosing to be inactive.<p>If you're a leader, it's vital that members of your team make the right choice between doing …

5 Positive Ways to Constructively Critique Employees

Founder and CEO of Namely<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There inevitably comes a time when a manager has to give negative feedback. It’s inevitable. No employee is perfect. Everyone can use a little improvement. The tricky part is providing feedback in a way that …

Self-help

To Build a Top-Performing Team, Keep Your Stars Happy and Your Bench Inspired

CEO and President<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the NFL season now upon us, and our hopes high that our favorite team will be Super Bowl bound come early next year, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the most important part of determining how successful our team …

Human Resources

Why Making Your Employees Happy Will Help Your Bottom Line

The business world is rapidly changing. In this digital economy, businesses must cater to consumers on the cusp of fully embracing and demanding the Internet of Things. This makes for an environment in which businesses can end up struggling to stay afloat while delivering a viable product.<p>As a …

Employee Engagement

Motivate Your Employees in 3 Steps

SEO Manager at Salesforce<p>This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>One of the most difficult components of being an effective manager is not only learning to keep your employees organized and on task but to truly know how to motivate employees as well. Unfortunately, not all employees are …

Employee Engagement

5 Dashboards for the Data Every Business Needs to Track

Analyst. Strategist. Resultist.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Scottish novelist and folklorist, Andrew Lang, died a century ago and couldn’t have known a thing about today’s vast array of analytics tools and metrics. Nonetheless, he presciently described how most …

Small Business