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10 Traits of a Good Boss

Understand Your Employees
We’ve all seen multiple personality tests that indicate the various differences in how people communicate. Understanding the nuances of what makes people tick enables you to help them succeed.

Listen
Your employees have a lot to say. If they come to you with a complaint, try to understand where they’re coming from and then try to get a bigger picture by talking to other people to figure out the whole story.

Don’t Lose Their Trust
If an employee feels comfortable enough to complain to you, don’t lose their trust. If you need to go to other people for more information Continue reading

What Does the Bottom Line Mean Anyway?

According to Investopedia.com, the bottom line “refers to a company’s net earnings, net income or earnings per share (EPS).” It further explains:

The reference to “bottom” describes the relative location of the net income figure on a company’s income statement; it will almost always be the last line at the bottom of the page. This reflects the fact that all expenses have already been taken out of revenues, and there is nothing left to subtract. This stands in contrast to revenues, which are considered the “top line” figures.

Most companies aim to improve their bottom lines through two simultaneous methods: growing revenues (i.e., generate top-line growth) and increasing efficiency (or cutting costs).

So, what’s more important: making┬áthe sale or making a profit? Continue reading