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20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

The conventional approach to funding retirement is to withdraw 4% of your savings in the first year, followed by “pay raises” in each subsequent year …

Retirement

How To Retire Comfortably By 62 With A Million

Let’s say you and your spouse both are 50-years old right now. You have saved about $200,000 in retirement savings in addition to some equity in the …

Retirement

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

A Navy SEAL's Guide To Aligning Leadership, Strategy And Culture With Desired Results

One of the primary questions I am asked during Q&A after a keynote presentation is: <i>“What is the most impactful thing you learned as a Navy SEAL and how do you apply that to leading your own organizations?”</i><p>And while there are many takeaways from my experience as a SEAL in combat, the one that ranks …

Team Building

If Your Team Sets Goals, But Fails to Successfully Deliver Them, You Need This 1 Meeting

Teams can set a solid strategy and create great goals but then miserably fail on the delivery. Here is the one meeting that will make a difference.<p>Nothing is more frustrating than having a great planning session and coming up with a breakthrough plan for the quarter, only to have the team fall …

Time Management

The 2 Types of Respect Leaders Must Show

<b>Kristie Rogers,</b> an assistant professor of management at Marquette University, has identified a free and abundant resource most leaders aren’t giving employees enough of: respect. She explains the two types of workplace respect, how to communicate them, and what happens when you don’t foster both. …

Leadership

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement

With A Whopping Yield Of 11.8%, Energy Transfer Partners Is One Of The Top Dividend Paying Stocks

CressCap grades Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) an A+ based on its high yield, vibrant forward growth and impressive payout ratio. Based on our scoring system, ETP currently ranks 9 out of 523 stocks in the industrial sector. The foundation of our recommendations is to identify companies that …

Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Employment

The 4 Secrets of Truly Great Leadership

You don't need to be born a great leader to become a great leader. Here are the secrets of leadership success.<p>Leaders today are faced with a business environment that is complex, dynamic, and fast-changing. To keep their organizations on an even keel, every manager has two key roles to fulfill, no …

Reach And Close Quality Candidates With Recruiting Videos

According to a new report from Cisco, by 2021, more than 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be driven by video. Given this, it’s about time talent acquisition leaders and recruiters start using videos in their efforts to recruit top talent.<p>Facebook seems to be doing exactly this. When you …

How to Master the 4 Types of Leadership That Will Make You Successful

You must master multiple leadership styles to be an exceptional leader.<p>It's unwise to be a one-trick pony when it comes to leadership. Rather, you need to be adaptable and have multiple leadership approaches at your disposal.<p>An adaptable leadership style is one that is flexible enough to enable you …

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Golf

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

5 Behaviors Of Smart Leaders I've Noticed As A Leadership Coach

Some of the best experiences in my life have come from perceived failure. I use the term “perceived failure” because where others see failure as a roadblock to success, I tend to see it as a pathway to get there.<p>Failing is about putting in your time and learning hard lessons along the way–lessons …

Self-awareness

How to Help Your Team Find Their Higher Purpose

When Gerry Anderson first became the president of DTE Energy, he did not believe in the power of higher organizational purpose.<p>We’re not talking about having a clear mission that focuses largely on how a business will generate economic value. DTE had one that set out the goal of creating long-term …

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Leadership

Best ETFs For Investors 2018

<i>Our survey ranks funds for cost efficiency in 55 categories.</i><p>What’s the best ETF? The cheapest one.<p>If you want index investing, ignore past performance. Home in on the most cost-effective fund.<p>The Forbes Best ETF survey will help you do that. It displays the lowest-cost exchange-traded funds in each …

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

10 Quotes From The 2 Best Entrepreneurial Minds Alive

"Who, not how."―Dan Sullivan<p>Having spent the past 10 years relentlessly studying psychology, self-improvement, and entrepreneurship, there are many people who have inspired and influenced my thinking.<p>However, over the past 3 years, I've come across two thinkers who stick out. Not just in their …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

10 apps that will change the way you use your Mac

The right apps can completely revolutionize your computer experience, but why bother paying for them when there are so many free alternatives …

4 Safe 13.4% Dividends You Won't Hear About On CNBC

There’s one question I’ve been getting from <i>a lot</i> of folks lately. You may have wondered about it yourself.<p>It’s simply this: <i>“Is the stock market even safe anymore?”</i> Or another, less anxious, variation: <i>“How can I bank fast returns while slashing my risk?”</i><p>I have great news. As I wrote back on February …

Investing

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Apps

Smart Profitable Ways to Invest $10,000 for You

Not everyone has $10,000 lying around, but if you received a year-end bonus or got a big promotion at work, for example, it’s time to put that cash …

New Research Shows What Employees Are Most Unhappy About. Here's How to Fix It

Top researchers on job satisfaction just issued their 2017 report. The findings, while surprising, are something you can do something about.<p>That's why they call it "work".<p>Complaining about our jobs is just what we humans do; it's as natural as being annoyed by ATM fees.<p>The problem occurs when the …

This Hiring Manager Found Just 1 Interview Question Brilliantly Reveals All

She only needs 30 minutes to make a hiring decision.<p>She knows if she's going to hire you in just 30 minutes -- or probably even less.<p>Though 30 minutes of face time interviewing a candidate is not ideal, that's all Jess Greenwood can usually squeeze in. The senior vice president at RG/A co-leads the …

Employment

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

The 4 Leader Profiles You Must Avoid

Not only do the best leaders use love and discipline--they balance it everyday.<p>A sense of real frustration had set in. The team wasn't meeting the expectations I had for them and not one team member seemed to be getting better. It felt as though we were stuck in quicksand with no relief in sight. …