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Leadership

Eight traits of destructive employees

Writing for Inc.com, Jeff Haden observes that it isn’t always the truly terrible employees who cause the real problems – it’s the workers who appear to be doing a satisfactory job while slowly destroying the performance, morale and attitude of others.

Management

Cut out unnecessary days off sick among your employees

Recent statistics show that the UK loses 131 million days a year to sickness in the workforce. The main reason for this absenteeism is minor illness – such as back, neck and muscle pain.

Strategy

How to encourage strategic thinkers in your organisation

Strategic thinkers are shown to be the most highly effective leaders in multiple studies, observes Robert Kabacoff, writing for the HBR.org Blog Network.

So given the value of strategic thinkers, how can organisations develop more of them?

Innovation

Is this the way to stop your organisation’s hierarchy killing innovative ideas?

Does the hierarchy of your organisation stifle innovation? That’s the question posed by David Burkus, writing for management website ChiefExecutive.net.

Entrepreneurship

The foundations of freelance success

There are popular images of entrepreneurs – such as a startup founder, someone running a franchise or a veteran business owner.

However, one type of entrepreneur not often considered is a freelancer, observes Jon Salm, writing for Entrepreneur.com.