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This accounting professor uses a classic investment approach

<b>Camillo Lento</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Associate professor of accounting<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Mostly Canadian dividend-paying stocks, real estate investment trust (REITs) and income funds, including BCE Inc., Smart REIT, Cineplex Inc. and A&W Royalties Income Fund.<p><b>The investor</b><p>As a holder of both the chartered professional …

Investing

If I’m fired during my probation period, do I have any recourse?

<b>THE QUESTON</b><p>I was terminated from my job during a six-month probation period. I had roughly three weeks left until probation was finished, and had no complaints from the company or management. I was proving to be a valuable asset and more than met expectations. After using sick time – three days …

5 5-minute routines that will make you wildly wealthy and successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and billionaires, we can see that their small, personal, daily routines are just as crucial as the big …

Self-improvement

There Are 7 Types of Ultra-Likable Leaders: Which One Are You?

As you scan the horizon looking for the next best class of Millennial leaders, make sure they fall into one (or all) of these categories.<p>First the bad news: 85 percent of companies report an urgent need to develop their leadership pipeline. But only <i>40 percent</i> believe their current pool of …

Leadership

6 Surprising Benefits of Sleeping Naked

You know how amazingly free you feel in your birthday suit — especially when you're cheek-to-cheek with soft, high-thread count sheets and topped off with a warm, thick comforter. But surprisingly only a mere eight percent of us are down to clock some z's in the nude.<p>Sure, some might say it's gross …

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Procrastination

5 Deadly Kinds of Ego That Prey Upon Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.”</i> -- Harold Geneen<p>You worked hard, you made some smart bets and here you are, successful. Maybe someone …

Customer Service

What We Think Leaders Should Look Like (And Why It Matters)

One would like to think that leadership is a largely meritocratic endeavor, and that our leaders are chosen and followed based upon their abilities and characteristics rather than anything as shallow as how they look.<p>Alas, a number of studies suggest that isn’t really the case, and how we look has …

Leadership

What Every Manager Should Know About Being The Boss

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Leadership