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Stocks as a Gift for Your Kids Could Pay Dividends

Are you searching for a gift for a young person in your life that will last a lot longer than the paper it’s wrapped in? Here’s a possible solution: …

Marijuana producer jumps 356% as Canada’s investor pot frenzy intensifies

The frenzy surrounding Canadian marijuana stocks, fueled by the country's march toward legalization, intensified Tuesday after shares of one producer rose as much as fivefold in Toronto.<p>ICC International Cannabis Corp. debuted on the TSX Venture Exchange and closed 356 per cent higher at $1.14. The …

Cannabis

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing?<p>Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is here to stay.<p>As we know, performance management is the term used to refer to activities, tools, processes, and programs …

Employee Engagement

3 Books Need To Read If a Team Leader

Great managers and team leaders never stop learning. Here are three highly recommended leadership books that you may not have heard of.<p>If you’re …

So You Wanna Get Strong and Lose Weight? Try Working Out LESS

I do not like to exercise. I repeat, I do not like to exercise, at all. But I drag my sorry ass out of bed and do it anyway. Because I like the way …

Collaboration: Are You Compelled or Repelled?

<b>Today's guest blog is written by author and consultant Tracey Ezard from Melbourne, Australia.</b><p>There is an incessant buzz in a school where the staff …

Introverts Can Lead: 4 Steps to Developing the Charisma to Be a Super Manager

Shy, retiring, socially inept -- these are some of the stereotypes that plague introverts.<p>If you are looking to promote someone in your office, don't let a reserved demeanor take someone out of the running. And if you are a card-carrying introvert who has a time limit for big parties or is drained …

Personality

Vacation Planner, Travel Planning, Tips Savings

AARP.org<p>close navigation<p>Travel since 1958<p>Destination Guides Articles & Tips Local Getaways Trip Finder Back to Trip Finder Results AARP Member …

Retirement

Don’t let Canadian small-caps fly under your investing radar

Investing in Canadian small-cap stocks can reap dividends – literally.<p>While the big blue-chips with payouts garner the attention, there are dividend opportunities among smaller companies, too. Some are former income trusts used to doling out healthy distributions. Others have more modest payouts …

Stocks

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?<p><b>The worst-kept secret</b> in companies has long been the fact that the yearly …

Management

Learn to Love Networking

Rami Niemi<p>“I hate networking.” We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony—even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it—namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

Android Development

I learned a huge lesson about productivity from watching a kids' movie with my family

You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just literally 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.<p>I've watched a lot of movies in my lifetime (and many featuring Matt Damon - I blame my wife!), but I've never forgotten that …

Matt Damon

Understanding Retail Banking Incentive Programs

The retail banking sector is under pressure – increased regulatory compliance costs, changing consumer behavior driven primarily by technology and …

Management Vs. Leadership: Five Ways They Are Different

For years we were taught that management has to do with forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead.<p>New supervisors and grizzled management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates’ work, how to …

Leadership

Starbucks U.S. food waste plan has Canadian food banks 'delighted'

Canadian food banks are already working with coffee chain on local level<p>A new plan by Starbucks to end food waste at its U.S. locations by donating …

The real estate trick billionaires use to sell their penthouses faster and for more money

Luxury New York City real estate is renowned for its top-of-the-line appliances, breathtaking views, and coveted outdoor space. To help a property stand out in this niche high end market, professional stager Cheryl Eisen and her team at Interior Marketing Group use some proven tricks of the trade …

Real Estate

The Most Important Leadership Competencies, According to Leaders Around the World

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>What makes an effective leader? This question is a focus of my research as an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant. Looking for answers, I recently completed the first round of a study of 195 leaders in 15 countries over 30 global …

How I Became a Morning Person

What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?<p>If you start your day happy and joyful, there is a greater chance your day will be more productive and you will attract amazing energy.<p>I think how one stars their day and the first things they do in the morning are very important. I have …

How to Get up Early and Become a Morning Person: Take Back Tomorrow Before Going to Bed

If you’re anything like me, you’re the kind of person who hits the snooze button 15 times before finally rolling out of bed. The kind of person who, …

Sleep

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

This top-rated online course will help you create your own Android apps

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>For any Android users hoping to get their app on the market, or for any iPhone coders that want to expand outside of the Apple Store, …

Android News

Let's build a simple Android app, part 2

In the last exciting installment of “Let’s Build a Simple Android App”… We went through the process of creating a basic app that asked a question and let you give a response. It was cooler than it sounds – it had a nice color palette and everything.<p>In part 2, we’ll be building on that starting …

Daft Punk

Seven Ways To Inspire Your Team To Collaborate

Some years ago, when I was speaking to a group of executives about change leadership, the topic of collaboration came up as a corporate initiative many in the audience were dealing with. On a whim I asked, “How many of you are totally comfortable sharing information with others in your …

Leadership

7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits

Is 2016 your year to finally eat healthier, start saving, and liking yourself more?<p>You probably know it's a lot easier to create a good habit than to get rid of a bad one. Forming good habits is one of the few ways you can create better, healthier, or more productive behavior. But how do you start …

Matt Cutts

6 unconventional business books that will completely change your perspective

And to what end? Aren't most of them just about the same? So many repetitions of the same tired advice. It can feel like there isn't much left to learn.<p>But that's actually an illusion created by conventional wisdom. It's human nature to like things that you agree with and that confirm what you …

Austrian Economics

HARRY DENT: The Dow is set to fall 70% by 2017

Meanwhile, in la-la land, stocks have been so focused on the decline in oil prices that they just ignored the <i>other</i> big trigger for a stock decline.<p>And that came Tuesday, when the Shanghai Composite index of Chinese stocks moved 3% below its August low of 2,850!<p>I wrote back in June of last year that …

Stock Markets

The Shipping News Says the World Economy Is Toast

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …