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Most managers fall short in their goal-setting process. Consequently, their teams are much less likely to achieve their goals. Here are 10 common goal-setting mistakes and how you can rectify them. Imposed: The command-and-control manager shoves goals downward, not trusting the employee to draft goals for discussion. The result is a frustrated employee who works half-heartedly. Remedy: Use a collaborative, dialogue process to gain commitment. Done in the Dark: Most managers don’t reveal their own goals to their team. Why? Because if the manager revealed his or her goals and failed to meet them, it would be embarrassing. By Bob & Gregg Vanourek

Residential rental properties are a strong investment option for people who have the resources and fortitude necessary to take on longstanding, everyday issues, as well as the unique challenges that are “part of the business”.  While marijuana possession is new to the scene, and mold issues are reemerging, there are companies that can provide the necessary support to help landlords through these issues, and still achieve their financial goals. By Jeff Bacheller

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Jennifer Bacon grew frustrated by the lack of nutritious yet tasty pancake mixes for her family. So she came up with her own blend of whey protein, whole-grain flour and real fruit as a sugar substitute.The result: Flapjacked All-Natural Pancake Mixes, launched in February 2013 and now carried by about 1,400 stores. While David remains an airline pilot, Jennifer quit her job as an executive with Kimberly-Clark shortly before the unveiling of Flapjacked. It’s helped that she was a marketing specialist managing a million-dollar brand, now that she’s promoting her own. By Mike Taylor

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