Global Advisors Business Select

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Term: Night Cycle

<b>DEFINITION of ‘Night Cycle’</b><br>An option created in 1979 to process Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers (debits and credits) at night, generally …

Quote: Mark Twain

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

By Karen Firestone<p>One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders …

Term: Natural Hedge

<b>What is a ‘Natural Hedge’</b><br>A natural hedge is a method of reducing financial risk by investing in two different financial instruments whose performance …

Quote: Dennis Rodman

Leaders Build Credibility On A Foundation Of Integrity And Trust

By Kent Zelas<p>Leadership doesn’t come with a promotion or title. A leader is simply someone who influences outcomes and inspires others, says Courtney …

4 Reasons Why Being Authentic at Work Will Get You Ahead

By Candice Galek<p>Have you ever felt the need to put on a “game face” while you’re at work? Do you have to act “manly” or “tough,” so that others will …

Term: Magnet Employer

<b>DEFINITION of ‘Magnet Employer’</b><br>A popular business or businessperson to whom job candidates naturally gravitate. Magnet employers often have brand …

Quote: Marily vos Savant

8 Master Strategies For Public Speaking

By Camille Sweeney & Josh Gosfield<p><i>Photo: Michael Goldenkov/Strelka Institute</i><p>Your legs wobble as you approach the podium. Your hands tremble as you …

Term: Impose

<b>DEFINITION of ‘Impose’</b><br>The act of placing a fee, levy, tax or charge on an asset or transaction to the detriment of the investor. The imposition of …

Term: Gazump

<b>DEFINITION of ‘Gazump’</b><br>The practice of raising the price of a previously agreed-upon real estate transaction. A gazump refers to a situation where a …

Quote: Winston Churchill

6 Ways To Maximise Your Productivity By Minimising Distractions

By Morey Stettner<p>Productivity and focus go hand in hand. It’s easier to boost your output and retain information if you’re operating in a …

How to Give Your Employees the Recognition They Deserve (Without Killing Your Company’s Budget)

By Ben Fanning<p><i>CREDIT: Getty Images</i><p>Most leaders give employee recognition based on what they “think” their team wants. Instead of wasting resources on …

Quote: Aristotle

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Clarke Murphy<p>Over and over again, organisations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic …

25 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit, According to Research

By John Rampton<p><i>CREDIT: Getty Images</i><p>Every additional 10 months an employee stagnates in a role makes them 1 percent more likely to leave the …

Quote: Henry Ford

5 Ways Powerfully Confident People Gain Mental Strength

By Matthew Jones<p>Confidence and mental strength often go hand in hand.<p>One aspect of confidence that is rarely discussed is mental strength. While you …

Term: Party Wall

<b>DEFINITION of ‘Party Wall’</b><br>In real estate, a shared wall that separates housing units. Party walls are most commonly found in apartments, condominiums …

5 Ways To Maintain Your Company Culture During Rapid Growth

By Rhett Power<p>Rapid expansion can make you feel like the spirit and values of your company have been lost.<p>Scaling up your business is a good thing. …

Term: Odious Debt

<b>DEFINITION of ‘Odious Debt’</b><br>Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation’s debt becomes …

Quote: Thomas S. Monson

Why effective leaders must manage up, down, and sideways

By Thomas Barta and Patrick Barwise<p>Strong team leadership isn’t enough. New research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of …

5 Easy Relaxation Tricks for People Who Hate to Meditate

By Peter Economy<p>Meditation is a great way to relax. Unless you don’t like to meditate.<p><i>CREDIT: Getty Images</i><p>Find yourself occasionally filled with …

Term: Nest Egg

<b>What is a ‘Nest Egg’</b><br>A substantial sum of money that has been saved or invested for a specific purpose. A nest egg is generally earmarked for …

Build Trust By Setting Example To Improve Performance

By Steve Watkins<p>Leaders want to build trust in their firms, yet many wonder whether its impact really is measurable. Barbara Kimmel, executive …

How Top Companies Live and Breathe Their Culture Everyday

By Adam Fridman<p><i>CREDIT: Getty Images</i><p>Company culture isn’t just a sign you put on the wall, a values statement you post on the website or an award you …