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Even if your job title doesn’t include the word “manager,” there’s a good chance you’ll be expected to handle some management duty in the course of your career. As an entrepreneur, almost every responsibility in your position has some management element to it — your employees will be the ones making your vision a reality, and it’s your job to make sure they do it efficiently.

But being an effective manager is about more than just driving your employees to work harder — or even more efficiently. Forcing your employees to work a certain way can breed resentment, and even disloyalty, while being too soft can lead to bad habits, laziness, or boredom. …


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