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This chart explains why gold is struggling right now

It was predictable: gold takes a breather, and a flash mob of gold agnostics and atheists forms to point out the price is falling and that there's little reason to get excited about it.<p>That's the problem with investing bias; you don't look for, or just ignore, evidence that shows another factor is …

Hedge Funds

Energy Stocks Energize The Markets, But Can It Last?

There is evidence that much of the rebound in the energy space has been fueled by a short covering rally and this rally has relieved some pressure on the overall market. Case in point: Chesapeake Energy. has surged over 140% since February 19. The problem is that Chesapeake Energy is doing so …

How Should I Invest My Savings?

Financial advisers explain how to match your investments to your goals.<p><i>In this series, Tips from the Pros</i>, <i>MONEY taps the collective wisdom of expert</i> …

12 Principles of Agile Software Development

Agile software development (Agile) is a collection of software development methodologies that promote adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, continuous improvement, and a time-boxed period of time to complete a body of work.<p>Software development is dynamic by nature, and Agile …

Want to Be a Good Leader? Then Don't Be Anything Like Donald Trump

Want to become a great leader? Don't be like the Donald.<p>I despise Donald Trump. For me, it's not a party line issue. It's not his bizarre quaff or his inability to speak in complete, coherent sentences. It's not his loud mouth antics, his blatant bullying or even the size of his ... fingers. In …

How to Motivate and Inspire Employees

Motivating my staff – how do I reward them beyond a pay rise?

A big pay packet isn’t the only employee motivator, recognising their value, providing a good work/life balance and offering equity are also effective<p><i>Every fortnight a small business owner asks James Caan for advice. This week, a reader asks @jamescaan:</i> <i>What is the best way to reward and motivate</i> …

7 Foolproof and Free Ways to Motivate Your Staff

Look beyond office giveaways and provide encouragement that has great long-term benefits.<p>Motivating employees across all channels is an ongoing challenge. It's a well-documented fact that people leave a company or job as a result of their boss more often than any other reason. A lot of this has to …

The secrets and myths of staff motivation

Good management, money and free food have all been shown to incentivise small business employees. Which combination should you try in the new year?<p>The key to unlocking staff motivation has become something of a holy grail for employers. But unless they really understand what makes their people …

How Do You Assess Your Staff's Motivation? Ask Them How They're Feeling, Says Motivii Founder

“The annual engagement survey is too slow, too coarse and not very useful. Replacing them with a new set of tools run on mobile is the future way to understand the workforce.” John Bersin, Deloitte.<p>“Ask any CEO what their most important asset is and they’ll tell you it’s their people” says Eamon …

Five key strategies for leading and managing change

If you’re leading a change initiative, check out these five key strategies that will help you, and those you lead, through a successful transition.<p>1.</b> …

How to lead strategic change without inciting a mutiny

Strategic change is in the works, pressure to meet targets is mounting and there are rumblings in the ranks. As CEO how do you maintain your …

CEOs

Five Strategies to Win at Enterprise Change

Embracing innovative new technologies has the potential to fundamentally transform business. But at the same time CIOs are often challenged with …

How managing change delivers satisfied customers

Just like that, it’s a new year! For those few fleeting moments, we make personal commitments to be somewhat different or successful in our daily …

Who Can Push for Change Within a Company?

Corporate structures can be mystifying, and sometimes it's hard to tell who on the inside has actual power.<p>Innovation and change in business often mean a shiny new product or a “re-branding” with a redesigned logo and an acronym in a sans serif font.<p>But what interests me, as someone who has worked …

Human Rights

Change Management is Hard, Here Are 4 Ways to Make it Easier

Before you attempt a big change in your company, whether it’s a brand overhaul or a systems change, make sure all who are affected know what you’re …

Employment

3 Lessons for Conflict Management - People Development

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Facebook<br>• LinkedIn<br>• YouTube<br>• Latest Posts<p>Morag Barrett<p>CEO at SkyeTeam<p>Morag Barrett is sought out speaker and the author of "Cultivate: The Power …

Task management inside Gmail.

Shares 125<p><i>This article is part of our project management methodology series.</i><p>In our previous articles from the agile series, we tried to demystify the …

The One Quality You Need to Be Successful

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

4 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Presence

A blog brings a lot of benefits to a business. A popular and engaging blog causes that particular business to be seen as a thought leader in their …

Setting up the Reluctant Project Managers for Success

Some of us choose to manage projects. Some of us planned this process out for quite some time and took steps to move into the project management …

Project Management

Hybrid Methodology for Software Implementation

Benefits of using hybrid methodologies in time-boxed, fixed cost and variable scope projects<p>Projects in which time and cost are fixed and scope keeps …

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick <i>go get em'</i> sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, "We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership." And the leader is now …

Leadership

Don’t Let Outdated Management Structures Kill Your Company

During a consulting engagement at a $50 billion conglomerate, I spoke with a young man who was worried about a potential project overrun. I asked if …

6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective.<p>It was recently rumored that Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz would run for …

Leadership

16 Tips for Running More Effective Meetings

On average we spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings, and 71 percent of those meetings aren't very productive.<p>Chances are, you've noticed that many meetings are a tremendous waste of time. A few years ago, Microsoft did some research into this problem and found that people spend on average 5.6 hours …

A productivity expert says this is the time of day when you should work on your most important tasks

One of the most important ways to figure out how you work best is to figure out <i>when</i> you work best by finding your "<b>biological prime time</b>."<p>It's a term that was coined by Sam Carpenter in his book, "Work the System," and it describes the hours of the day when you have the most energy. Everyone is …

Time Management

Managing IT Projects: Kanban Board Examples for IT Operations

Kanban boards are uniquely suited to the nature of work done by IT Operations. Teams need a way to manage the constant flow of planned and unplanned …

Project Management

7 Reliable Ways to Improve Project Estimates

7 Reliable Ways to Improve Project Estimates By Harry Hall Once upon a time, I sat in the office of a CEO as he described ten years of late and …

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