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9 Core Beliefs of Truly Horrible Bosses | Inc.com

A year ago, in 8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses, I contrasted the great bosses with average ones. Many readers commented that what I described as an "average" boss was actually an awful boss.<p>Not so! Truly horrible bosses have beliefs about work and management that are so dysfunctional that …

Employment

How to Figure Out If Entrepreneurship Is for You | Inc.com

Just about everyone dreams of being an entrepreneur at some point, and why not? The attractions are obvious – the independence, flexibility, passion and pride of starting your own business sound great.<p>But, of course, not everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship. Some lack the dedication, others the …

5 Most Destructive Phrases in Business | Inc.com

How often have you been in a productive business meeting only to have it come to a grinding halt because of something someone said? It happens all the time. A negative comment or a pessimistic concern can not only bring down morale, it can derail an entire strategy. I am convinced that there is no …

3 Types of Leaders Who Never Succeed | Inc.com

It's an oft-quoted leadership trope: Because of his sin in striking the rock twice, Moses never lived to see his people into the Promised Land. That role fell instead to Joshua, despite Moses having dedicated his life to paving the way, including those 40 years spent in the wilderness.<p>Business …

Leadership Rule No. 1: Epitomize Your Company Culture | Inc.com

The definition of company culture varies dramatically from leader to leader. Some see it as the extent to which employees are engaged in their work. Others view it as how well the company has defined--and employees live according to--core values. Yet others describe it as the feeling you get when …

Why We Pay All Our Employees a Commission

Particularly in the current economy, how can a small company safely and effectively grow? Much has been said recently about the impact of higher taxes — should the company postpone hiring? Rely more heavily on on part time or contingency staff?<p>Our company, Fishbowl, is sitting at approximately 100 …

Understanding the Stages of Retail

When Ron Johnson took over the helm at J. C. Penney in November 2011 with a mandate to turn the ailing retailer around, all eyes were on him. He had an amazing legacy: Senior VP of Retail Operations at Apple pioneering the concept of the Apple Retail stores and the Genius Bar. Before that, he was …

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …

Liberate Your Employees and Recharge your Business Model

It finally seems that the uproar over Marissa Mayer’s diktat banning flexible work policies at Yahoo is dying down. While good arguments were made on both sides of the issue, what got lost in the charged debate was the potential for evolving traditional business models through changing the …