How to Be a Better Boss and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

A roundup of the best tips of the week from

Building and maintaining healthy relationships with your employees is crucial to your success as a business owner. Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates Inc., a Lonetree, Colo.-based leadership development firm, recommends checking in with every employee each day to get a read on how he or she is doing. “Identify frustrations they are facing, opportunities they’ve recognized and gauge their emotional energy and commitment to their work,” he says.

But beware of micromanaging your staff. Startup employees often want a higher degree of autonomy than workers in established companies. “You’ll know you’re micromanaging when you’re spending more time telling someone how to do something than you are in clarifying what needs to be done,” Sanborn says. “Give people the freedom to achieve the best results in their own way.” More: What It Takes to Be a Boss Every Employee Loves


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