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Are You Fit to Be a Manager? Harvard's 25-Question Quiz Will Tell You

No amount of seniority can make someone a successful manager; a certain temperament and a host of personality traits are crucial to one's ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Falling Oil Prices, Plunging Ruble Hits Regular Russians Hard

MOSCOW — Regular Russians are caught in a perfect economic storm as their salaries drop while rent and food prices are on the rise. Even taxes look set to jump.<p>The main reason for the ongoing hardship is the price of the country’s main export, oil, which has fallen from a year-average of $97 per …

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Five ways to stop embarrassing yourself on LinkedIn

How exciting! You've just received a great introduction to a big potential client. And as you and your team work hard to whip up a stellar pitch, what do you think the potential client is doing?<p>She's researching <i>you</i>, of course. And chances are, the first place she'll go to learn more about your …

Did you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

<i>A coin of diameter 1 is thrown on an infinitely large chessboard with squares of side 2.</i><p><i>What is the chance that the coin lands on a position touching both black and white?</i>

Turkey election: what happens next?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AK party has lost its parliamentary majority and its share of the vote has tumbled to its lowest level in 13 years. Here’s what could lie ahead<p>Turkey’s election has resulted in a hung parliament. Since 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development party (AKP) had …

Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond

<i>I don't know where to invest in today's environment. Stocks seem overvalued and vulnerable to a crash. If I buy bonds, I'll lose when interest rates go up. Is there any place I can earn a decent return now and in the near future? -- Patrick K.</i><p>With the market soaring one day, then diving the next …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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Seven habits of highly effective executives

<b>Habit 1</b><br>Get down with the people<i><br>Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?</i><br>At his Junktion HQ in Vancouver, Scudamore sits in the open with everyone else and often joins different teams in their designated areas. He says it helps promote an atmosphere of transparency and equality, where …

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Cash-rich and ready to spend: Why you should check out these 16 stocks

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>Corporate cash ready to be spent.<p>Coinciding with a rebound in mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the United States, recent data show that corporate cash balances in both countries have begun to shrink.<p>According to FactSet, cash and short-term investment balances at S&P …

Three stock picks that are good value, no matter how you measure value

<i>John Reese is CEO of Validea.com and Validea Capital, and portfolio manager for the National Bank Consensus funds. Globe Investor has a distribution agreement with Validea.ca, a premium Canadian stock screen service.</i> Try it.<p>'Price is what you pay, value is what you get." Warren Buffett has said …

101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

We know—you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books.<p>Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve …

The $874 million student loan fraud industry

Time to start studying up on student loan fraud. This fairly new form of identity theft is on the rise, and it costs a pretty penny, according to a …