Michael Burgess

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This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately we're …

Leadership

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience

Neuroscience will show you how to evolve your emotional intelligence skills to elevate your entire team's effectiveness.<p>The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research …

Leadership

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness<p>Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make …

Leadership

The 7 Best Stocks to Buy for an Income-Rich Retirement

Portfolio manager Ned Davis studied the returns of S&P 500 stocks from 1972 to 2004. His goal? To figure out what the best stocks to buy were over …

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

Opinion: 19 high-yield dividend stocks that pass a five-point investing screen

When we asked MarketWatch readers if they were looking for income in an article about closed-end funds that invest in energy partnerships, the …

10 Dumb Money Mistakes People Make in Their 30s

Don't use your credit card to buy a designer baby stroller.<p>If you’re like many 30-year-old Americans, you probably spent your 20s finishing up college, finding your first real job, taking some risks, making connections and hopefully having some fun.<p>Now that you’re in your 30s, you’re moving into a …

The Benefits of Comprehensive Financial Planning | Investopedia

Whether it’s during your research or in talking with a financial professional, when it comes time to create a roadmap for your financial future, you …

9 Things Richard Branson Says You Should Do to Be Successful and Happy

Branson's approach to making the most of business and life can work for you, too.<p>If you're looking for a model for a fully successful life, it's hard to do much better than Sir Richard Branson. Despite having dyslexia and dropping out of school at 16, he managed to build the Virgin Group into an …

Richard Branson

9 Things That Make Good People Quit

Few things are as costly and disruptive as good people walking out the door.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees …

The Workplace

8 money mistakes the middle class keeps making

This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income - or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas).<p>America's middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also …

Personal Finance

To Be an Exceptional Boss, Here Are 11 Things You Must Give Your Employees

No, the list doesn't include great pay and benefits. (Shouldn't those be a given?) Great bosses go much further.<p>Think about a boss you truly respected. Think about a leader you truly admired. Think about a leader you not only loved to work for, but <i>with</i>.<p>What sets that person apart from every other …

Leadership

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

European Travel

The Worst Funds for Your 401(k)

Here are two important things to think about when selecting your 401(k) funds.<p>The most common investment question I get asked by friends and family <i>by</i> …

6 Things You Must Know About Your 401k Plan By Age 55

1<p>How Much to Contribute<p>It is easy to assume that you should contribute to your 401(k) plan and that you should contribute as much as possible, but …

Retirement

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

Self-improvement