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The Simple Way to Give Difficult Feedback (Without Hurting Feelings) | Inc.com

Whether you're a leader or a peer, part of your responsibility is to give people feedback. Having been raised in a culture that often dances around the truth and tiptoes near insecurities, you may lack the skills required to balance brutal honesty with a sense of compassion.<p>Think about the feedback …

Self-help

Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much

Recent cases highlighted in the media suggest that executives, in a desperate quest to quench the market’s unquenchable thirst for growth, are ignoring reason and dictating growth targets so insurmountable that their employees are turning to unethical and perhaps illegal means to achieve their …

5 Money Challenges to Try in 2017

If you want to get your finances in shape in 2017, a money challenge is a good place to start. Not only can tackling one serve the practical purpose …

The best lenses for iPhone photography

<i>By Erin Lodi</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 16 hours …

This retiree puts her investment portfolio on autopilot

<b>Gail Bebee</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Semi-retired/personal-finance writer, speaker and teacher<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including Horizons S&P/TSX 60 Index, BMO Low Volatility Canadian Equity, Vanguard Total Stock Market, BMO Aggregate Bond Index and Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETFs; …

Learn How to Brew Your Own Mead at Home

Mead is a sweet, alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water that has a long history and is sure to please most palates. You can find it …

Why You Should Take 5 Minutes Each Morning To Meditate

Living in the modern world, your mantra is probably "go, go, go." While it might be routine to jump out of bed and immediately check your email as …

4 Fat-Burning Treadmill Workouts To Try When It’s Just Too Cold Outside

Running outside can be a great way to enjoy some chilly winter air, but there's a line between pleasantly crisp and <i>holy-hell-it's-cold-outside</i>. …

3 Surprising Habits of Smart Investors

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Sometimes investors can be their own worst enemies. A 2016 study by <b>Blackrock</b> found that stocks averaged an 8.19% annualized return between 1996 and 2015, but the average investor's portfolio only eked out a 2.11% gain. The enormous gap between those figures was caused by …

Investing

36 DIY Ideas You Need For Your Garage

Have a garage that needs to have some order put on the chaos? When I realized how much wasted space I had in my garage and how disorganized it was …

5 Ways to Engage Your Management Team to Lead (And Not Just Manage) | Inc.com

Earlier today I was doing a coaching session with a long standing business coaching client. The Challenge he had was how to get his management team to start to lead, not just manage.<p>What's the difference?<p><b>Managers</b> delegate, explain, hold accountable, and generally direct a subordinate's behavior.<p>A</b> …

Leadership

Let Go of Clutter and Make Space

Your stuff tells a story. If you don't like the story you can change it. My story was filled with layers of incomplete and unfinished things. Things I started and stopped. Things that sat on shelves and collected dust, literally and figuratively. These were constant reminders of what I wasn't doing …

How 'Superbosses' Create Exceptional Leaders | Inc.com

Lately, I've been surrounded by the theme of management and leadership, and the role of each in the future of work. Recently I spoke with Sydney Finkelstein to discuss what makes some leaders truly exceptional. Sydney is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and faculty director of the Tuck …

Leadership

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

An epic adventure awaits.<p>If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue …

Hiking

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

Leadership

6 Things You Don't Owe Your Boss | Inc.com

The typical workday is long enough as it is, and technology is making it even longer. When you do finally get home from a full day at the office, your mobile phone rings off the hook, and emails drop into your inbox from people who expect immediate responses.<p>While most people claim to disconnect as …

Owe

Using Kaizen to Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Kaizen is the practice of continually improving. And who doesn’t want that kind of result for their weight loss? Kaizen was first introduced to the …

Weight Loss

10 Stocks That Haven't Dropped in 5 Years

<i>By Ashley Redmond, Contributor</i><p>There are close to 3,000 companies on the world's largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange. So when you're looking to invest in a reliable company, it can be difficult to find the best stocks.<p><i>Visit GOBankingRates for the latest finance news, tips and more >>></i><p>…

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The financial crisis scarred an entire generation of investors

From stocks crashing to the housing market blowing up to unemployment skyrocketing, there's a reason it was called the Great Recession.<p>According to Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, this experience has scarred the way Americans see the economy and will continue to do …

Why AWS dominates the cloud services market

In the latest Magic Quadrant report released by Gartner last year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) maintained its position as the king of cloud Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers. Followed by Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, the three cloud providers are often referred to as …