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November 26, 2015

10 Tips for Managing Creative People

Today’s workplace is filled with different personality styles. Understanding those differences and how they affect your workforce can make you a more effective manager. Working with “left-brain” (more analytical) versus “right-brain” (more creative) employees has its own set of rules. Most creative workers use the right-brain style of learning and working, which is a visual, […]


November 17, 2015

Rethinking Small Business Saturday: A New Way To Think About Growing Your Business

At Zenefits, we work with over 10,000 growing businesses around the country. With the holidays upon us, we wanted to offer our thoughts on one in particular: Small Business Saturday. Created to encourage communities to “shop small” and help growing businesses put themselves in front of more shoppers, independent small businesses raked in $14.3 billion […]


November 2, 2015

How to Identify and Grow Your Leadership Style

Gallup’s State of the American Manager report, found that only 10% of working people possess the talent to be a good manager. As it turns out, being a natural-born leader doesn’t come naturally to most people. If you aren’t one of the lucky few, it’s important to cultivate the leadership skills needed to be a […]


September 16, 2015

The Golden Key to Becoming a Powerful Leader

You’ve read all of the management books. You’ve been to the seminars. You’re equipped with a utility belt loaded with tips and tricks to hurl at any situation, and the Harvard Business Review and all of its back issues have a home on your nightstand. Yet at the end of the day, you can still […]


September 11, 2015

5 Myths About Communication That Are Hurting Your Business

There are a million different companies out there, but there’s one thing they all have in common: They rely on communication to drive business forward. From core values to culture practices, conflict resolution to recruiting, sharing the right message in the right way is crucial to running a successful company. Despite this, we all bungle communication […]


September 4, 2015

3 Ways to Lose Your Best Employees

Employee turnover is costly for business. It’s even costlier when your best employees jump ship, leaving behind a void of skills and expertise. In fact, the departure of highly specialized professionals can cost a business 400 percent of an employee’s annual salary! And that doesn’t include the hidden costs of attrition like increased workload for other […]