31 Questions to Ask Remote Employees to Better Support Them

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Supporting remote employees is different, and in some ways harder, than employees in the office. But the right questions during your 1 on 1s can go a long way to helping them thrive. Read on to learn specifically crafted questions to ask remote employees on your team. Remote management is the same as managing people […]

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Why everything breaks when you reach 25 employees

Ben Horowitz "Perhaps the CEO’s most important operational responsibility is designing and implementing the communication architecture for her company. Absent a well-designed communication architecture, information and ideas will stagnate and your company will degenerate into a bad place to work."

Congratulations! Your company is growing and you’ve hired a great team. They’ve helped take your fledgling idea and make it more than just a reality, but a bonafide business with revenue that requires commas, an office, and passionate, happy customers.   Unfortunately, the hard work is just beginning.  As a wise founder friend once told […]

Ben Horowitz "Perhaps the CEO’s most important operational responsibility is designing and implementing the communication architecture for her company. Absent a well-designed communication architecture, information and ideas will stagnate and your company will degenerate into a bad place to work."
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How to Motivate Your Team Without Breaking the Bank

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We all dream of having an energized team, totally motivated and hitting all their goals. If you’re lucky, you may work in such an environment. Congratulations, that comes from hard work by leaders like you. For the rest of us, the question then becomes how to motivate your team to be more like that. What […]

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Developing Leaders: What To Do When Your Team Grows Too Big

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Boss: “You’re doing a great job with your team!” You: “Thanks!” Boss: “You don’t mind if we go ahead and put a few more people on your team, right?” You: “Umm….” Whether this is a conversation you have in your head or one that’s happened to you in talking to your boss, you know the […]

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74 Questions to Ask in One on Ones with a Manager

5 Ways to Keep Your Team Happy and Motivated in a Recession

What do you talk about in your one on ones? What questions do you ask in one on ones with your manager? What about one on ones with managers that report to you? It’s important to understand that your one on ones with individual contributors reporting to you should be treated differently from those you’d […]

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3 Essential Leadership Lessons Most Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way

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If there’s one thing I’ve come to appreciate, it’s the absurd odds stacked against entrepreneurs succeeding; there’s just so much that you have no idea about and need to quickly learn. For everything you must get right to succeed, there are a dozen things that could undermine you and lead you to still fail. You […]

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11 Essential Tips for Managing Remote Employees

Are you ready to start to managing remote employees? You may be excited to take on your first remote team members– maybe an existing employee is going remote or you were hired to manage a fully distributed team– but are you familiar with the challenges that come with it? According to prolific angel investor and […]

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How to Change Your Mindset to Get More of What You Want in Life

“Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, by William Shakespeare Your mind is more powerful than you realize. Shakespeare knew it over 400 years ago, as referenced here in Hamlet, and many of us relearn it today. […]

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