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Entrepreneur Vs. Employee: Which Life is for You?

Many people dream of launching the startup that will make them millions of dollars and lead them to respect and success within their industry. There are many things about entrepreneurship that sound good. You're your own boss. You can set your own hours. You'll be working towards your vision, and not another person's. What's remarkable...
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How to Incentivize Your Lean Startup Team

Incentivize Startup Employees and Build a Dream Team Entrepreneurs create startups for a reason: They don’t want to be stuck in a cubicle performing the same mundane tasks every day like cogs in a bigger machine. Startup employees typically have the same goals, and working for a startup provides experiences corporate America simply can’t offer....
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Don’t set performance goals alone

Which of these common techniques is most effective for setting annual employee goals? 1. Manager asks employee to write his/her own goals and rubber stamps them. 2. Manager writes the goals and hands them to the employee. 3. Employee writes a draft list of goals and reviews them with the manager. Manager decides which ones...
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10 Tips For Motivating Your Employees

Employee turnover is one of the most expensive costs your company will have. Not only is it expensive to replace a departing employee, but it also affects the morale of the entire team. Here are the ten tips that I use to keep my employees happy. Make Them Feel Like Part of Your Project Share...
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The Free Rider Problem

Thought leader Dave Bayless has a fascinating post on what he calls the Free Rider Problem. He posts that in a small company, everyone's contribution is visible and makes a big difference, but as a company grows, an increasing number of slackers sneak in, eventually driving out the high performers and leading to the death of the...
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Big Changes for a Key Employee.. and your reaction

Continuing on the theme of throwing scenarios at you that you respond to, here's one that we (as business owners) have to be ready for...because it could happen when we least expect it... --- One of your key employees walks in to have a private talk with you. He has a serious situation he's dealing...
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Who’s On Your Superstar List?

I ended a recent blog with this statement: "I've got my superstar list. Who's on yours?" A superstar list includes people that you'd love to have on your team in some capacity. They could become employees, partners, advisors or part-time consultants. I believe you should have a list of 12 that you constantly cultivate. Keep...
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Your employees represent YOU

My fiance Suzanne and I went to a movie last week and wanted to purchase the tickets before grabbing a quick dinner prior to the show. It was a boutique theater that plays "artsy" films which we love (the film we saw is Mad Hot Ballroom, a documentary on the New York City public school...