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As a small business owner, you want to reward your top performers. But there’s a drawback to doling out stock to highly valued employees: You’re diluting your ownership interest.
Say you want to open another office or relocate to a more modern space, but you can’t afford to lease or buy a new location. One possible solution: Contract for a “virtual” office.
Hugh Panero did not give up. The chief executive at XM Satellite Radio spent two years recruiting
investors to support his plan for becoming the world’s largest
subscription radio service. He nearly saw it slip away when the backers
set a make-or-break deadline.
Here are a few precepts, drawn loosely from the Lewis and Clark
expedition, of maintaining a realistic optimism while leading your team
into the unknown:
Many people associate Billie Jean King with the overhyped “Battle of
the Sexes” tennis match she won in 1973 against Bobby Riggs, who’d
proclaimed himself the world’s biggest “male chauvinist pig.” What most people don’t realize is that, in an era when women athletes
were treated like ornaments or freaks, King almost single-handedly
forced the U.S. Tennis Association and tennis promoters to pay
them on a par with their male counterparts.
Executive misconduct costs organizations an average of $900,000 a year:
more than six times the cost of manager misbehavior. Harassment and
other gender-related misconduct lead the list. So, what do you do?
Nobody talks about it, and it’s against the rules of virtually every
employer, yet the practice thrives: It’s called making “homers”: items
or work produced on company time for personal use. Harvard Business School assistant professor Michel Anteby has explored
the practice by interviewing retired French metalworkers. He found that
leaders of all stripes—managers, supervisors, executives—know about
homer-making, and most ignore it. But why?
agencies and the United Nations are flooded with donations to help the
victims of natural disasters, but none has a quick way—an army, say—to
deliver the supplies to where they belong.
Solution: The folks who brought you overnight shipping.
Is sexual harassment beyond managers' control, or can you take steps to prevent it? Here are some points to consider:
Title VII requires employers to post a notice of employees' rights under the law. Failing to adhere to these posting requirements will result in more than a slap on the wrist. You could get slapped with a late discrimination lawsuit that is filed after the 300-day statute of limitations has passed, when you otherwise would have been safe.