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5 Common Management Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

One of the most challenging aspects of running a business is managing your staff. This is because when managing, you’re working with people and their personalities, rather than completing a certain task or technical function. Each person you manage comes with his or her own emotions, motivators, and beliefs, so there’s no one-size-fits-all management practice that works with all of your employees.

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Video: The Most Important Quality an Employee Can Have

Choose employees who are easy to manage and are curious about their friends and family’s roles at their jobs. If an employee can’t answer a question about their inner circle and what they do, it is likely they won’t be curious about the operations of your company or be interested in making a contribution. Not everyone will be a good fit for your company culture so don’t feel obligated to make apologies during the process.

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12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

Studies show that the most effective way to bring change to your life is by developing new routines and following through with them until they become habits. That said, in order to adopt new behaviors, we need some form of motivation, so we will stick with the new behavior long enough for it to become a habit. It really doesn't matter how you go about building such motivation, but here are some helpful guidelines to get your started.
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10 Ways to Kill the Distractions and Supercharge Your Productivity

The latest technological innovations, such as the Internet, mobile devices, and email, are a double-edged sword in terms of productivity. While they provide ample opportunities for us to become more efficient, if not used properly they can become distractions and actually decrease one's productivity. The key to getting the most out of technology is discipline and planning. Here are nine tips to help you make technology work for you.
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