How to Run a Successful Project

The key is to understand and manage employees’ emotional engagement with their work Many projects fail because organizations put their practices before their people. This happens when organizations try to make an employee’s human nature and emotional makeup fit their processes and policies. This traditional approach to project management emphasizes developing complex guidelines to manage…

4 Leadership Styles to Master

It’s not enough to have just one way of leading: Different circumstances require separate management styles. When it comes to leadership it doesn’t matter if you manage a company with 500 employees or one where you are the only employee. Either environment will disprove the myth that leaders should stick to just one leadership style…

The 5 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2012

While you’re planning your expansion, you’re going to find that talent is in short supply, especially in these five areas. The year flew by mostly because it was a very, very busy one. Although the economy continues to face many challenges, the startup and tech industries are very much alive.  The IPO window slightly opened…

Should Your Employees Take Naps?

Small businesses increasingly encourage daytime rest to boost productivity and fight fatigue. Sleep experts are applauding. Years ago, Craig Yarde, founder of Yarde Metals in Bristol, CT, noticed his employees—who work in three manufacturing shifts, 24-hours a day—napping on the job. So when he built a new office space in 1995, he threw in a…