Telecommuting: Four Tips for Managing a Remote Team

telecommutingAs more and more organizations shift to telecommuting, business leaders need to learn new ways of managing remote teams.

In a recent post, Laura Montini interviews Ryan Holiday, founder of marketing agency Brass Check, to get his insights into making the virtual office environment work for your business.

Over the past three years, Holiday has hired remote employees in at least five different states. He has himself lived in four different cities in that same time period, and business is booming. Read more

Six Steps to Salvage an Unproductive Day

unproductiveIn the life of a business leader, there will be unproductive days.

Despite our best efforts to stay ahead of the uncertainties that come with running a business, occasionally everything seems to go sideways.

Unproductive days are never welcome. They can negatively affect your organization’s success, rattle your self-confidence, and elevate stress levels when deadlines are looming.

In a recent Entrepreneur post, contributor Lisa Evans shares six steps (with insights from productivity experts Peggy Duncan and Les Taylor) that you can take to rescue an unproductive day. Read more

How to Inspire Employee Trust

TrustPerhaps the single most important cornerstone for any organization is trust — between partners, employees, and teams. It runs through every layer of business, from the CEO to the customer.

In a recent post, contributor Laura Garnett interviewed Lee Burgage, chief people officer at the Motley Fool. Burgage shared his perspectives on how the company has created an environment that creates a loyal workforce.

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Five Morning Rituals for a Productive Day

productiveBusiness owners can sometimes struggle with staying productive, and accomplishing more every day.

Combine long hours, ample opportunities for digital and social media distraction, as well as poor time management, and the result is slipping work performance and a lot of wasted effort.

In a recent Entrepreneur post, James Reinhart, co-founder of, gives five ways leaders and employees can optimize their morning routines to maintain high levels of productivity all day long.

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The Art of Effective Feedback

effective feedbackAs a business leader, you’ll occasionally be called upon to provide feedback to vendors, employees, and partners.

Good, honest feedback is essential to reinforcing good behaviors and correcting bad ones, but what makes some business leaders so effective at providing quality feedback?

In a recent Entrepreneur post, Gwen Moran explores five key elements of effective feedback.

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