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Our Favorite Blog Posts of the Week

Here are our picks for the best blog posts of the week. We want to help small business owners be less overwhelmed and implement change, and part of that means combing through the weekly news so you don’t have to.

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1. 10 Things Only Lousy Managers Say

This is the flesh and bones of how not to communicate with your staff. It’s important to keep in mind that knowing what to say is equally as important as knowing what not to say (and how not to say it).

Poor leadership has a way of getting under our skin and staying there.

2. The Smart CEO’s Guide to Social Justice

Minimum wage, climate change, and anti-corruption movements – three concepts that are not only politically charged in today’s world, but ones that have real impacts on how companies function.

Justice includes all stakeholders, so leaders should keep collateral damage in mind.

3. Why Women Don’t Ask For More Money

Men and women negotiate differently when it comes to talking dollars and cents. As a leader, if you want your employees to feel successful, you need to be aware of an individual’s emotions as he or she is negotiating for financial gain.

4. Most Innovative Companies 2014: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Fast Company produces an annual guide to “businesses that matter most.” Bloomberg Philanthropies is number two on the list, in part because of its smart use of data. For-profit businesses should take notice: data-driven solutions can help drive success in your revenue, too.

Do you have a favorite article of the week that we missed? Tell everyone about it in the Comments Section.


About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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