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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 […]

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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 […]

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August 28, 2015

Growing Pains: Three Ways HR Can Solve Your Startup’s Biggest Problems

Startups, take note: you can only hack through HR for so long. While hiring a person here or there and worrying about the rest later may work in your early days, the bigger you grow, the more you’ll start seeing mystery problems crop up. Teams with great people who aren’t getting much done. Turnover so […]

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August 12, 2015

Holacracy: The New Management Framework Shaking Up the Workplace

Flat management. Lattice structure. Self-organization. Holacracy. In recent years, there have been a lot of stories about the so-called “best” management frameworks for businesses. Usually these discussions center around a well-known startup that has implemented one on the premise it’ll drive innovation, increase employee happiness, and boost growth. But a recent article about online retailer […]

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March 7, 2015

7 Essential Principles for Growing Your Business

My grandmother, who lived in a remote village in Bangladesh, was barely five feet tall, skinny as a rod, and very soft-spoken. She could barely read or write and never had a formal education, yet she successfully managed a farming and sharecropping business, overseeing a network of farmers, merchants, and seasonal workers, all while raising […]

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