Read This Guide, Earn This Coffee Mug
Some experts will tell you that being a meaner boss will only stand to benefit your company--and your employees. Others say too much power will poison you. We plunged into our trove of advice for bosses who want to improve, and brought you the 18 best tips.
Save Yourself The High Cost Of A Wrong Hire
"Returnships," interns, and other ways to test drive a team before you commit.

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Make Meetings More Productive--With Silence
Want more productive, transparent, participatory meetings? Shut up and Skype.

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Try The Simplicity Thesis
Remember this when mapping your company's strategy: The only companies or products that will succeed now are the ones offering the lowest possible level of complexity for the maximum amount of value.

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Deal With The Sharp Drop-Off In Worker Happiness
Worker happiness has fallen every year for the last 25 years--in good economic times and bad. Today, over half of American workers effectively hate their jobs. Once the economy picks up, that could mean a mass exodus from your ranks, unless you take action now. Here's how.

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Learn To Give A Killer Presentation
The amygdala is the emotional center that governs fight, flight, and whether or not your audience will text through your next presentation. Learn how to make your audiences feel first, and then to think.

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Realize That Your Enemies Power Innovation
We can all learn about the art of business from Pepsi's epic war with Coke and Apple's public dust-ups with Microsoft.

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Make Good Design A Key Business Advantage
Learn from Dieter Rams, who shares how design can differentiate your business.

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Use Proper Prep For Big Meetings
Tips from Mike Williams, president and CEO of the David Allen Company, on how to get ready for the big song and dance.

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Motivate Your Staff
Does your staff feel like their work is making a difference? Paul Steinberg, CTO of Motorola Solutions, says this question is critical to motivation.

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Fire People Less Painfully
Time to cut someone loose? Even if it's long past time for them to go, firing an employee can be difficult. Follow these five tips and you'll be on the road to happiness again.

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Rule Out Employee Perks That Don’t Work
Work-life balance is a hot topic, and companies invest in a variety of initiatives to help create a healthy, balanced lifestyle for their employees--just make sure they work.

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Keep--And Motivate--Your Best Employees
If your once-star employees are starting to shine a little less brightly, it may be time to rethink your approach to accountability and rewards, and put more focus on the relationship than the size of their paychecks.

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Stop The Squabbling
In today's changing work environment, it's important for leaders to provide clarity of direction. If they don’t, fear, frustration, and inefficiency start to creep in.

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Choose The Right Leadership Styles
Great leaders choose their leadership style like a golfer chooses his or her club, with a calculated analysis of the matter at hand, the end goal, and the best tool for the job.

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Flex Your Leadership Muscles
You flex your management muscle all the time. You are constantly pushing your team and making sure that everyone is focused on the right priorities, that deadlines are hit, and that together your group is functioning like a well-oiled machine. But that's not what leadership is about.

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Employ Empathy, The Most Powerful Leadership Tool
“Become the other person and go from there” is the best piece of coaching advice you can get, and it applies equally to influence, negotiation, conflict, sales, teaching, and communication of all kinds.

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Eradicate Fear
The longer an idea stays on the table, the less chance the business has for success, says Sean Devine, CEO of CourseSmart. Here's how to push into the market without fear.

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