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The Best Advice I Ever Got About Firing Bad Employees

Even if you know you need to fire someone, it's still hard to do. Here's the best advice I've received to help you stop delaying what needs to happen and just get it done.<p>For most leaders, firing people is by far the least enjoyable part of the job. Even if you know it needs to be done, if you've …

9 Actions Successful Leaders Take Daily That Speak Louder Than Words

Leadership is not a pose or a title but the willingness to take responsibility and give credit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How can you spot a leader?<p>Is it because they have a nametag that proudly displays “Manager.” Are they the founder of a startup? A …

Self-improvement

Want Your Best Employees to Never Leave You? Ask Them 5 Simple Questions

Most important, leaders should be asking these questions before their best people mentally and emotionally check out.<p>Want to do something that will launch you into the new era of HR? Get rid of your exit interviews and replace them with "stay interviews."<p>If you're new to this concept, unlike the …

5 Ways to Keep Grinding Even When You Aren't Motivated

Building a business requires doing a of less-than-thrilling tasks, day after day. You need to work whether you're inspired or not.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No matter what kind of work you do, you'll always have days you don’t feel motivated. Running a business is …

Time Management

The 7 Deadly Sins of Manager-Employee Communication (and How to Avoid Them)

Which of these communication sins are you committing?<p>For modern businesses, employee engagement is key. High engagement leads to reduced turnover, higher productivity, and increased profitability. However, the latest research from Gallup shows that less than 30% of employees are engaged at work. …

11 Things Every Great Leader Does (Or Says) When Communicating

Listening before speaking and remembering someone's name are just two communication habits that make you an even more admired leader.<p>A. Reflective Listening<p>Reflective listening is a skill that involves digesting what someone has shared and summarizing it back to them. This demonstrates a true …

Emotional Intelligence

Remember These 4 S's for Startup Success

Forget all the other acronyms and theoretical business quadrants. All you need for startup success are these four S's.<p>Business school was (and continues to be) an expensive learning experience, and what I remember most was that every professor claimed their stake to significance by naming or …

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

Incivility can fracture a team, destroying collaboration, splintering members’ sense of psychological safety, and hampering team effectiveness. Belittling and demeaning comments, insults, backbiting, and other rude behavior can deflate confidence, sink trust, and erode helpfulness — even for those …

31 Free Entrepreneurship Courses Worth Taking in 2017

• 522shares<p>Do you want to launch a business this year? Or may be you need help to grow your business. You can now take excellent entrepreneurship …