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Productivity

5 Productivity Tools to Keep Your Projects on Track

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Leading a team means finding new strategic ways to move from idea to impact faster. And having the right productivity tools at your disposal are a key factor. Here are 5 online tools you can use with your team to shift your projects into high…

Culture

9 Ways Employees Get Payback on Mean Bosses

By | Oct 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Working in an office can lead to some pretty toxic behavior. Between cutthroat office politics and short tempered bosses, the average employee often endures quite a bit of yelling, insulting, and generally unpleasant interactions with bosses and coworkers alike. In fact, a recent study…

Healthy Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Manage the Crazy at Work

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 10:50 am

At some point something at work is going to stress you out. Whether it be the demand of the job, a fast pace environment, coworkers, the pile on of tasks, unrealistic boss demands, whatever, our mind and body will get taxed at some point….

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

4 Ways to Improve Employee Experience at Your Startup

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Customer experience, customer experience, customer experience. When building a startup, it can feel like that’s all anyone is paying attention too. After all, customers essential run your business, as you couldn’t survive without their support. However, there is one set of people that is…

Productivity

How to Power Through a Project When You Get Off Track

By | Oct 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

When you write a book about letting go of control, you have to expect that you’ll learn a few lessons on the topic along the way as my project definitely didn’t go according to schedule. While I did turn out my manuscript on time,…

Productivity

How to Maintain Productivity in an Open-Concept Office

By | Oct 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

An open office layout encourages camaraderie and collaboration. However, to some, it can be a bit of a productivity drain. Luckily, productivity doesn’t have to suffer if you take the right steps to focus. When it comes to work environment, there was only ever one option…

Trends

3 Business Buzzwords That Are Making Your Coworkers Hate You

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Working in an office comes with its own set of buzzwords. From “having enough bandwidth” to “circling back,” employees in offices big and small need a non-existent dictionary to navigate everyday life at their jobs. However, there are a few buzzwords that rub people…

HR and Recruiting

7 HR Mistakes That Will Make Your Employees Consider Quitting

By | Oct 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

There’s no denying that HR departments get a bad wrap. Whether it’s Toby on The Office or just your everyday workplace complaints, these employees have dedicated their time to making sure the office runs smoothly. Unfortunately, this kind of job can lead to a lot…

HR and Recruiting

Hiring Is Your Single Most Important Skill as a Founder

By | Oct 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The longer I’m involved in Codeship (the company I co-founded), the more other founders I mentor, the more I’m convinced that people and a great team is the lifeblood of a fast growing startup. I would even go so far as to say that people are…

Tips & How To’s

6 Two-Word Tips for Communicating Better With Your Employees

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm

The only constant when it comes to running a business is that eventually, you’re going to encounter problems. While many of these problems will be product or customer based, more often than not they’ll be rooted in how you manage your employees. Whether you’re…

Tips & How To’s

5 Tips for Narrowing Down Ideas After Brainstorming

By | Oct 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Brainstorming is a key part of the entrepreneurial process. Without a few good ideas, your company could sputter out before you even have a chance to raise your first found. Fortunately, there are a few tactics for narrowing down good ideas after a brainstorming…

Productivity

Chicago

12 Apps That Help You Stay Connected to Remote Teams

By | Sep 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

As more companies build remote teams, finding the right software to keep your team in sync is critical to production and growth. We asked 12 founders what they use to check in with their teams around the world. Slack We switched over from Skype…

Jobs

4 Types of Terrible Bosses That Could Drive New Candidates Away

By | Sep 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm

When candidates are sending out resumes, writing cover letters, and meeting for interviews, they’re often lying from the get-go, but not for the reasons you might think. Bad managers are the number one reason people leave their jobs, but it never seems that way…

Entrepreneur

Los Angeles

Spend the Money and Bring On the Right People

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm

If you don’t have the right team and hire the best people for the job, your company will go through more hills and valleys than you’ll want. We talked with Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group what he’s done to hire the best…

Tips & How To’s

9 Methods for Communicating Important News to Your Team

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When you need to present important news to your team, having a strategy or game plan to deliver the news, whether good or bad, can impact the attitude of the team. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they do when they need to deliver news…

Culture

Chicago

4 Lessons Founders Learned from Their Employees

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

Building a team is one thing, learning from them is another. If you take the time to listen to your employees, you’ll grow as a person and it’ll help grow your business. We asked founders what they’ve been taught by their employees. My Employees…

Productivity

7 Quick Ways to Boost Productivity at Work

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

When building a business from the ground up, your team is everything. They’re the people responsible for making your vision a reality. They’re the relationship managers who preserve your deals, the accountants who make sure your business remains profitable, and the producers who keep…