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May 2012

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In This Issue
Motivating Employees. Here's an Idea: Stop Being a Jerk.
Start a Business Training Program
Employee Referrals
Why Not Start Your Consulting Practice?
Delegating: the Art of The Handoff
Public Speaking:...The Vast Majority of Presentations Are Terrible
Business Project Consulting
Selling: Three Things You Never Want To Do - If You Want To Close The Deal
Succession: What Not to Do When You Decide It's Time to Step Aside
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Startup Founders Need To Think For Themselves

 

By David Yates with Jeanie Cartwright
Having studied large corporations for years, Jeanie Cartwright, author of the recent book The Responsible Business Founder, has been surprised by how many outmoded corporate ideas she sees start-ups adopting in the name of structure. She spoke with Business Talk's David Yates.

 

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Motivating Employees. Here's an Idea: Stop Being a Jerk

By Jay Steinfield

Jay Steinfield, founder and CEO of Houston-based Blinds.com use to be - well, a jerk. He would criticize employees regularly and rarely dole out praise. But following the death of his wife in 2002, Steinfield went through a period of introspection that led him to alter his management style. The change appears to have paid off. Sales at Blinds.com grew 44 percent.....

 

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Employee Referrals

 By Scott Glatstem

  

Recommendations of suitable candidates from good employees may provide excellent prospects. Ordinarily, employees will hesitate to recommend applicants unless they believe in their ability to do the job.   Also, the family and friends of current workers can be among the best and most loyal employees available, because these individuals are well known and trusted. Many small business owners say that this source accounts for more new hires than any other. A few employers go so far as to offer financial...

 

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Delegating: the Art of The Handoff

By Ted Roden

 

Managing, to a large extent, is the art of effective delegating. But how much and when to hand off? We asked Ted Roden, founder and CEO of New York City-based Fancy Hands, a personal-assistant service that sweats the details for hundreds of busy executives.

 

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Public Speaking:  The Vast Majority of Presentations Are Terrible

As the CEO of Sunnyvale, California-based Serious Energy, Kevin Surace makes about 50 presentations a year on sustainability and green job creation. He admits to being more than slightly obsessive. And he is unsparing in what he thinks of most talks: "The vast majority of presentations," he says, "are terrible."

 

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Four Steps to the Perfect Power Lunch

Julian Niccolini, co-owner of the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City, has been in the restaurant business since 1977. Among his regular clients: Henry Kissinger, Barbara Walters, Barry Diller, and Mort Zuckerman.

 

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Selling: Three Things You Never Want To Do - If You Want To Close The Deal

John ("Grizz") Deal, coČfounder of Denver-based Hyperion Power, is a salesman's salesman. During his career, he has gone on thousands of calls, hawking products as diverse as software and satellite imaging and nuclear power generators. Here are his insights.

 

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Succession: What Not to Do When You Decide It's Time to Step Aside

After serving as CEO of Salt Lake City-based retailer Backcountry.com for 14 years, Jim Holland, the co-founder, handed over control of the business in 2011 to a successor, longtime employee Jill Layfield.

 

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