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4 Reasons Your Boss Isn't Promoting You (According to a Real Manager)

There are few professional setbacks more disheartening than getting denied for a promotion. Even if a lack of budget was the deciding factor, you may …

Leadership

What to do when your customers ask for a discount (and why you shouldn’t give them one)

Everybody wants a deal. Especially your prospects. And while you probably think giving 10% or 20% off isn’t a big deal, giving discounts just to win …

Business Strategy

Understanding camera aperture and why it matters

For the past three years or so, every time a phone is announced and they get to the part about its camera, the word "aperture" gets thrown around. …

Aperture

Swipe Right For A Cloud Instance: How To Build Successful Software In A Low-Commitment World

In cities from San Francisco to New York, and Houston to Atlanta for that matter, we hear the buzz of easy, quick lifestyle choices these days. Just hop in an Uber to get to the restaurant—forget driving and insuring your own car! Summon DoorDash to get a hot meal delivered to your home; why buy …

Sustainability

The 6 Best Sex Positions for Guys With Small Penises

Not super well-endowed? Don't worry — with these positions, you can still feel like a porn star<p>According to a 2015 study, the average penis length is 5.16 inches. If your penis falls short of that benchmark, then you are statistically on the smaller than average side. But never fear: for most …

Super Girl

Introverts, Hermits, And The Shy: Here's Your Map To Success

Can you be an introvert, and still make connections?<p>We introverts are ambitious, smart, and intelligent people. So why does it feel like we can’t always break through? For people who prefer to be alone, who are shy or socially anxious, the world of networking can feel impossible, both online and …

Personality

Different Motivations for Different Generations of Workers: Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z

An honest day's pay for an honest day's work isn't always the case.<p>There's something interesting going on in the workplace right now. It's composed of multiple generations. This is the first time that in modern history that there are five generations working side-by-side.<p>That can be a challenge for …

Demographics

10 Questions Your Financial Advisor Should Ask You

Finding an advisor can be tough. A potential client told me the other day that he’d met with two other advisors besides me, and we’re all very different. People who go by the same title, advisor, can offer services that really aren’t that similar. Not being able to compare apples to apples makes …

Retirement

Where To Invest: Your Retirement Account Or Your Child's 529?

Many families looking at their finances and trying to figure out their priorities are torn between saving for their children’s college education and setting aside more money for retirement. In many cases, paying for college wins out. According to a Student Loan Hero survey of parents helping with …

Retirement

The Huge Asset You're Probably Overlooking In Retirement

Traditionally, retirement income was often characterized as a three-legged stool consisting of Social Security, defined benefit pension plans, and retirement savings. With the traditional pension plan all but extinct in America, that stool has become a bit wobbly. Fortunately, there’s another leg …

Retirement

Four New Business Books For Success In All Types Of Careers

Reading a wide variety of business books should be a regular career activity. You learn overall success strategies, like when Paul Morris and Dave Osborn shared critical wealth-building skills in <i>Wealth Can’t Wait</i>. Or, you tag along on one person’s success journey, like when George Santino spilled …

Entrepreneurship

7 Steps to Great Customer Experiences in Any Industry

Every company wants their customers to love them. But many companies struggle with their customer relationships. Some industries – like the cable and healthcare industries – have ongoing problems with customer perceptions as their brands disintegrate right in front of their physical and virtual …

Customer Experience

Five Things Never, Ever To Say As You Quit Your Job

Dear Liz,<p>I just signed an offer letter for a new job.<p>I start the new job in two and a half weeks.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>I have to give notice to my boss “Shellie” on Monday morning.<p>Shellie is a sweetheart. I have warm feelings toward her but the company is going downhill, employees and their welfare are …

Employment

10 Tips for First-Time Managers

“How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything—for better or for worse” <i>—Simon Sinek</i><p>You’ve finally climbed the ladder and earned your …

Google’s Secret Formula for Management? Doing the Basics Well

Google has opened its trove of management processes to one and all, for free. It might not feel that surprising — after all, Google has created plenty of free tools for the world to use, from internet search to email. Management tools may not seem that different. And it also follows Google’s many …

Ten Unmistakable Signs Your Boss Takes You For Granted

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve known for a few months that my job was not a great fit, but things got much worse over the past four weeks.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>My boss “Lee” went out of town and told me to supervise the department while he was gone. He didn’t tell anyone else about it. I asked him several times to send …

Pets

Here are some of the technologies that are making cities smarter

As the world's biggest cities continue to sprawl with many millions of new people, they'll look to many of the technologies and tactics covered in today's infographic from Raconteur to work smarter - and not harder - for their inhabitants.<p>WHY CITIES?<p>Cities are the engines of modern society.<p>They …

Smart Cities

How I’ve Learned To Lead As An Introverted CEO

“I’m generally slow to speak or act,” BuildDirect CEO Jeff Booth confesses. Here’s how he’s turned that into an advantage.<p>Most people who know me would be surprised to learn I’m an introvert, and if you’re an introvert also, chances are some people would be surprised to learn it, too.<p>It’s well …

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are. This Is the 1 Skill All Entrepreneurs Must Have

No matter how smart or creative you are, how you handle relationships is the biggest business issue to tackle. Here are ways to enhance this often-overlooked skill.<p>There 'ain't nuttin' but relationships.<p>You say you're not a psychologist, and you don't even like Dr. Phil. You think you are doing …

Peter Drucker

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

For years, when I spoke with CEOs or senior leaders, it was because they were interested in how my consulting firm could help their employees become more engaged, or innovative, or sustainably high-performing. During the past year – and especially the past six months – I’ve been hearing a different …

Millennial Managers: A Guide For Successful Management

Millennials took over as the largest generational group in the United States workforce in 2015, and by 2020 they will make up over half of the total workforce. If you do not already have a millennial manager, you could be getting one soon. Most business articles written about Millennials have been …

Leadership

Why Effective Leaders Must Manage Up, Down, and Sideways

This curated column has been reproduced from McKinsey & Company’s websiteThe post Why Effective Leaders Must Manage Up, Down, and Sideways appeared …

Leadership

You're a future leader if you do these 4 things as a follower

Yet few understand that to be a good leader, you first need to be a great follower. As Aristotle said, "He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader."<p>Every military general started out as a private. And you can bet he was a pretty good private.<p>Being a good follower isn't about being of …

Winston Churchill

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits!

Great leadership works everywhere and with teams of all sizes<p>Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should …

Leadership

10 Behaviors That Highlight Your Leadership Ability

Based on my years of experience as a new business advisor, I always find leadership to be more important to business success than any new technology or innovative solution. The challenge is to adequately define leadership in terms of everyday activities. Most entrepreneurs believe they are leaders, …

A Second Look At Southeast Asia's Digital Leadership Problem

Digital Leadership is fast becoming the business buzzword for 2017, and in Southeast Asia only 5% of businesses are prepared for it. It is almost impossible to find an industry that is not feeling the effects of digital disruption and the need for digital leadership in their businesses. From …

Leadership

Successful Leaders Develop Their Expertise Through Daily Practice

Leadership requires the leader to "know thyself", and, lest any of us forget, developing expertise demands daily practice.

Pedagogy

3 Simple And Effective Steps To Dominate Negotiations

What are the three keys to negotiating success?<p>If you’ve ever been in a position to negotiate, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. You use the latest body language tricks, eye contact, and careful word choice, which leave you feeling not like yourself. Is there a way to negotiate from a place of …

Self-help

Ten health benefits of sex

Type "sexual health" into a search engine, and it is likely that you will be bombarded with pages of articles covering anything and everything, from …

Medical Research

​10 Reasons You Should Have Sex Right Now

There are hidden health perks behind your everyday romp<p>We’ll never object to have <i>more</i> sex—in any and all of its many iterations: Morning sex, shower sex, back-seat-of-the-car-sex, anniversary sex, Valentine’s Day sex, first-time-sex, make-up sex, so-loud-your-neighbors-hate-you-sex.<p>Whatever kind …