Management Style

Growth Strategies

How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. But at some point you have to stop being a control freak. With a nod to Independence Day, here are three tips to empower your team's ideas.
Leadership

Seven Business Books to Inspire You on Spring Break

From leadership and innovation to startup tips, these seven business books have useful information for entrepreneurs at every stage.
Growth Strategies

Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?

Some entrepreneurs are born to start businesses, but not all of them can inspire greatness in the ranks. Here's how to tell if you're really cut out for leadership.
Growth Strategies

10 Powerful Management Insights from Apple, P&G, Yum Brands and Gilt Groupe

Here's a rundown on the management traits four solid-gold brands used to get their startups off the ground, and to keep driving their companies forward, as described in four new books:
Growth Strategies

12 Leadership Traits You Need to Thrive in Tough Times

What does it take to lead a small business through this ongoing economic mess? Here's a roundup of the important traits for entrepreneurs in 2012.
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs: Are You a Mover -- Or a Head-Shaker?

The downturn has created two classes of business owners, according to a recent survey. Here's what the movers do that the head-shakers don't.
Leadership

Are You Irreplaceable?

How to make sure your business can thrive without you, and five steps to get there.
Growth Strategies

Why Entrepreneurs Love Steve Jobs

Apple's products didn't make Steve Jobs great. Instead, it was his uncommon affection for rebels and misfits that inspired legions.
Growth Strategies

Are You a 'Horrible Boss'?

The new film Horrible Bosses sheds light on entrepreneurs' own management styles. What kind of boss are you?