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20 Ways to Reward Your Employees Without Spending a Dime | Inc.com

Many leaders think that the only way to reward their employees is with higher salaries and bigger bonuses. But the best leaders and bosses know how to motivate and empower employees without spending a dime. What really counts is showing appreciation.<p>Here are 20 proven techniques. See where you can …

Employee Engagement

15 Ways To Avoid Holiday Debt

<i>This is part of a series about holiday shopping. Click here for the companion pieces: 10 Sneaky Online Shopping Tricks For Scoring Major Discounts, Buyer Beware: 4 Black Friday Pitfalls To Avoid, 6 Holiday Airfare Tips For Last-Minute Shoppers.</i><p>For many, holiday debt is just part of the season. …

Leading Your Team into the Unknown

Ask notable innovation leaders what they think about traditional management practices—say, those taught in a typical MBA program—and you get some pretty strong reactions. Take Elon Musk, a cofounder of PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX. “At my companies,” he says, “our position is that we hire someone in …

When You Give Your Team a Goal, Make It a Range

Goals! Managers love setting them. Employees <i>(hopefully)</i> want to achieve them. And for good reason. A well-constructed and thoughtfully considered goal can be extremely motivating and rewarding. It’s no surprise, then, that they are a staple of any modern day manager’s motivational toolkit. Want to …

How to Disagree with Your Boss

Harsha thought things were going well in his new role. Six months earlier, he was hired by Najib, a wealthy and powerful man in Dubai, to turn around the flagging reputation and prospects of a five-star business hotel. It took little time for Harsha to identify three areas of focus that he was …

It Doesn’t Matter If Competitors Know Your Strategy

It’s tough for people to implement what they don’t understand. Communicating priorities to the front line, especially salespeople, is highly correlated with business performance. Conversely, this “middle ground” is where strategy execution often breaks down. Yet, many executives resist making …

Welcome to the Cool War

No less an authority than Mikhail Gorbachev is worried that, a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cold War will return. It is …

How the Dollar Went From a Simple Banknote to the World's Currency

For starters, it never hurts to be backed by nearly all the world's gold.<p>It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the U.S. Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the U.S. dollar, first shot from the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and …

Putin stockpiles gold as Russia prepares for economic war

Russia's central bank added to its reserves of bullion in the third quarter, according to the latest report from the World Gold Council<p>Russia has taken advantage of lower gold prices to pack the vaults of its central bank with bullion as it prepares for the possibility of a long, drawn-out economic …

Why the US has the most powerful currency on the planet

It must be wonderful to be so desirable at age 100.<p>Yes, it was in late 1914 that the US Federal Reserve note, the official incarnation of the US dollar, first shot from the US Treasury’s Bureau of Printing and Engraving.<p>There’s been little official fanfare. But the dollar itself has spent its …

Economics

Economists: 'The World Will Soon Be Awash With Oil'

So they're accelerating their forecasts and suggesting the world will "soon be awash with oil," cutting the per-barrel Brent Crude price to just $70 (£44.4) by the end of 2016, four years earlier than they previously anticipated.<p>Here's the basis of their bullish case:<p><b>Less risk from the Middle East.</b> …