There's nothing wrong with being nice, but your business may suffer if you oblige every time an employee asks you for a favor, writes Rieva Lesonsky. "Some employees will take advantage of you and stop pulling their weight or doing their jobs," she cautions. "That means your business isn't as profitable and productive as it can be." You can address this problem by assessing the situation, creating new policies and remembering to prioritize the health of the company when making decisions, she writes.

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