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Jan. 8, 2018: This Week's Best Business-Building Articles

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Jan. 8, 2018—To better assist shop owners with their production management, marketing tactics and leadership styles, Ratchet+Wrench has compiled a short list of essential business-building material from some of its favorite sources.

Why We Should be Disagreeing More at WorkHarvard Business Review

People are often too uncomfortable to disagree with people they’re working with, but often times expressing different opinions can lead to the most productive working relationships.

How to Really Accomplish Your Goals in 2018Fast Company  

A week in to 2018 and many may have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions or are finding it hard to keep up with. Gwen Moran says that when making goals for the new year or in general, it’s important to think about how important it is to you and whether or not you’re prepared to make the sacrifices necessary for success.

The 2 Words That Can Shift Your CompanyEntrepreneur

When company growth goals are big, how do you get employees to take responsibility at an individual level? Author Gene Hammett spoke with 51 CEOs of the fastest growing private companies in American and in doing this, he came up with a common theme—get employees to own it. 

Your Employees Don’t Need Rewards, They Need Meaning and ConnectionInc.

Inc. contributor Benjamin P. Hardy says that most companies continue to motivate their people through rewards and punishments, rather than meaning and connection. At their core, people want meaning in their lives. Hardy shares how to effectively do this.

How to Establish a Culture of Employee EngagementForbes  

Workplace engagement cannot be forced—it has to be ingrained in your business and within each individual employee. Author Mike Kappel shares five tips for accomplishing this.

 

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