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12 Ways to End Soul-Sucking Meetings

Poorly run meetings cost US companies $399 billion. The survey says: "We surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work. 71% said meetings are unproductive and inefficient, 64% said meetings come at the expense of deep thinking....

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How Do I Manage Remote Workers?

In last week’s article, I wrote about how automation will come into its own in 2020. We will learn more about the ways automation could make us better managers and how it might affect jobs held by humans like you and me. This week’s topic is an offshoot of the automation/tech theme, and it’s on...

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6 Ways To Handle A Client You Regret Taking On

We’ve all been there. You needed the cash or the prestige tied to a new client - but they weren’t really a good fit for your services to begin with. Once their payment hits your account, how do you motivate yourself to work with them? How do you reconcile with yourself potentially under-serving...

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25 Ideas That Will Shape the 2020s

Fortune asked 25 of the sharpest minds to weigh in on the epic, disruptive, thrilling, terrifying, and fascinating ideas that will mold the next decade. The future is now. Economy and Markets 1. Mariana Mazzucato Business and government will - gasp! - work together again. Warning signs that the...

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What to Do When Terminating an Employee

If you’ve decided it’s time to part ways with an employee, how do you execute that decision?  For many small employers, this is an issue you’ve rarely faced. Follow these five critical tips to make the termination (and its potential aftermath) go more smoothly. 1. Have All Documents In Order...

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