Five Attributes of High-Performing Employees

coach mentalityMost business leaders know high-performing employees and teams contribute significantly to the success of their organizations, but some overlook the importance of great people.

In a recent post for Entrepreneur, Ryan Caldbeck, founder of CircleUp, describes five attributes that he looks for in prospective candidates. Businesses in virtually every category will do well to pay close attention to these key characteristics of successful, self-motivated, high performing employees.

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Why the Coach Mentality Beats the Manager Mentality

coach mentalityThe most effective business leaders often use a coach mentality when helping employees both realize their full potential, and work toward consistent positive outcomes.

In a recent post for Entrepreneur, contributor Clifton Harski explores four ways business leaders can become more effective coaches, and leave the old managerial mentality behind.

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Three Ways to Unlock Employee Talent

Employee Talent Business leaders know one of the key factors to the continued success of their organization rests with employee talent.

When limited resources prevent additional hires, how can businesses unlock the potential of their existing workforce?

In a recent Entrepreneur.com post, contributors Don Maruska and Jay Berry provide three key strategies business owners can use to tap into unused talent in their own organizations.

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Five Steps to Optimize Team Performance

Team performanceAs a business leader, you want to build a great functioning team that taps into the full potential of each team member, and also delivers the results that you and your business require.

In a recent post, Peter Economy, author of The Management Bible and a frequent Inc.com contributor, offers his advice for building highly-functioning and effective teams.

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Six Silly Myths About Selling

sellingSales are the cornerstone of success in any organization, but there’s often some notoriously bad advice and myths surrounding what makes effective sales people and what works in selling.

In a recent post for Inc.com, daily Sales Source columnist Geoffrey James takes on six of the worst sales myths, and explains why they are such terrible advice.

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Five Steps to Improve Quality No Matter What You Produce

improve qualityDelivering quality products and services should be top-of-mind for every business leader, regardless of industry.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional services provider or manufacture automative products, you should aim to improve quality. It drives sales, and will reduce costs and reenergize employees, too.

In a recent Inc.com post, Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, offers five tips help you improve quality, both in your products and your business.

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Employee Loyalty: Eight Ways To Destroy It

employee loyaltyEmployee loyalty is important to the health of any business organization, but many business leaders unknowingly undermine loyalty with their leadership styles.

In a recent OpenForum post, Mike Michalowicz, CEO of Provendus Group, looks at patterns of employee dissatisfaction, and identifies eight ways that business leaders are driving talented staff away from their organizations.

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Leaders: Five Transitions Great Ones Make

LeadersThe most successful business people recognize that leadership ability is the sum of experience and perspective. So what sets successful ones apart from average ones?

In a Forbes post from 2013, contributor and leadership advisor Mike Myatt outlines five transitional phases that all great leaders move through to go from good to great.

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Navigating New Market Terrain

New Market TerrainAs their organizations grow and mature, business leaders expanding into new markets and areas of operation need to know their way around new market terrain.

National distribution of products involves multiple tax codes, regulations, and compliance standards.

In a recent Entrepreneur.com post, contributor and entrepreneur Kari Warberg Block shares her advice on navigating new market terrain, based on her own experiences.

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Nine Traits that Define Great Leadership

leadershipBecoming a great leader is something to which many business professionals aspire, and it’s an ongoing process to make the shift from being a competent leader to a truly remarkable leader.

In a recent Inc.com post, Peter Economy, author of The Management Bible, discusses nine traits that great leaders have all possessed.

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