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To have next-generation leaders within growth businesses, mentoring is a proven method of developing staff for succession. The process creates an environment which can lead to higher levels of profitability, employee retention, increased revenue, and job satisfaction.
Controversy continues over whether or not the performance review process is an effective tool for motivating and improving employee performance. Yet many entrepreneurs make the assumption that the evaluation process will lead to a better-performing organization. Too often, the purpose of employee reviews is unclear -- to both leadership and the employee -- and training in the process is generally not provided.
Attracting, identifying, training and retaining leadership talent is key to a high-performance organization. With globalization, leading is much more complex process than simple project management. Different situations will require different leadership styles, a compelling vision, and the ability to reason in the face of ambiguity.
The on-boarding of staff members can be confusing to newcomers. Yet, this is a time when most employees build important relationships-- friendships, in fact, that can double the chances of those new employees being satisfied at work. In excerpts from his recent book "Vital Friends", author Tom Rath shares suggestions for both formal and informal orientation processes.
In research conducted by the Gallup organization with more than eight million subjects, employees are more likely to stay with the organization, have more engaged customers, and will be more productive if they have ties of friendship to others in the organization--especially their bosses. An exemplary boss is one who gets to know employees on an individual basis, tailoring their management to the individual.
This article, written by Jeff Dennis, a serial entrepreneur, outlines for entrepreneurs a set of best practices on considering, selecting, and utilizing a board of advisers.
This Web site features a series of sample resolutions that company board secretaries can use in forming their official board minutes. Sample resolution language ranges from ratifying boards of directors actions to issuing an option to purchase shares in the company.
This instructional document provides a succinct explanation of how to conduct proper board minutes. This document stresses, for example, that board minutes are legal documents that show an organization's compliance with its required functions.
A husband-and-wife team who founded an Internet telecommunications company began to tackle one of the toughest challenges facing them: They looked to find a CEO, a replacement for themselves as heads of the business.
As an entrepreneurial company grows and adds layers of management, it can and should consider policies that address work and family issues or risk inconsistency across departments, writes the founder of a human-resources services firm.
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