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3 Oil Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

After steadily rising for nearly a year, crude prices crashed last week, ending down more than 9% and closing below $50 a barrel for the first time since November. Fueling the sell-off were rising oil stockpiles, which set a record last week despite falling global supplies as a result of …

3 Stocks We're Never Selling

Finding winning stocks is tough. That's why we Fools tend to hold on tenaciously when we think we have bought a winner.<p>So what stocks do we currently own that we plan on holding forever? We asked that very question to a team of Fools, and they picked <b>Alphabet</b>(NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL),<b>Brookfield</b> …

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead: Research explores the pros and cons of two distinct leadership styles.

Kids on the playground and military generals both know that there are two ways to hold onto power. You either dominate everyone and demand their …

Leadership

The Skinny Guy's Workout Program to Build Muscle

Westend61 / Getty<p>Westend61 / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Hard-gainers or ectomorphs believe it's difficult for them to build muscle …

15 Simple Things You Can Say That Will Make You a Better Leader

Great leaders inspire their teams. Here are 15 things you can say to inspire yours.<p>Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 15 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.<p>I'd love your …

Work-life Balance

6 Guiding Principles of Great Leaders

Starting your own venture will put you in the leadership role. Here are a some guidelines to help you be a better leader.<p>Being a leader in the Internet world can be very confusing. What we call a "leader" today may refer to anything from a Twitter user to a YouTube sensation or a blog …

Leadership

1. They Wake Up At The Same Time

It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. Your body cycles through an elaborate series of sleep phases in order for you to wake up rested and refreshed. One of these …

wakeup

Family of 5, including tot with heart transplant, found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police found a handwritten “murder-suicide” note in a Pennsylvania home where a family of five, including a toddler who underwent a heart transplant a week after birth, was found dead of gunshot wounds, prosecutors said Sunday.<p>Police found the bodies of Mark and Megan Short and their three …

How a $100 Budget Per Week Can Change the Way You Think About Money

Related Articles<p>I had some readers over my house the other day, and one of them commented that she found my recommendation of You Need a Budget to be …

6 Qualities Of Introverts That Make Them Great Leaders

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Self-help

5 Ways to Become a More Collaborative Leader - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GOTOMEETING

<b>By Clare Kemp, Senior Campaign Manager for Northern Europe, Citrix</b><p>In today’s hyper-connected world, the kind of leaders who climbed the corporate ladder with a “command and control” style of management can have a hard time adjusting to today’s new workplace realities. Businesspeople are working …

Northern Europe

3 Battle-Tested Leadership Tips I Learned From a Four-Star General

Be the leader your people would follow into battle.<p>General H. Hugh Shelton is a true American hero. He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Bill Clinton and under President George W. Bush. He is also a veteran of the Vietnam War, Gulf War, and Operation Uphold Democracy, …

Red Hat

The Vince Lombardi leadership secret every employee should start using

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn …

Emotional Intelligence

Let Me Work, Please: A Case for Fewer & More Productive Meetings

If you feel like your workweek is structured around meetings—like all you're doing is preparing for and attending meetings, talking about and …

Time Management

Here's What Your Boss Should Do to Motivate You

Piling praise on an employee doing difficult, complex work actually robs them of their internal motivation, finds a new study published in the <i>Journal</i> …

Employee Engagement

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

These Are the Best Workouts for Every Part of Your Bod

They say health is wealth, and fitting in regular exercise is an essential part of the plan. But for workout newbies, the fitness world can seem like a terribly intimidating place, especially when you’re crunched on time. We asked Re:Make 2015 speaker (get your tickets here!) and Blogilates founder …

9 Reasons to Invest in Apartments

I have been buying apartment properties for almost 25 years. With over 40 transactions in seven states I have bought and sold over $500 million in …

Real Estate

50 Personal Finance Habits Everyone Should Follow

Start by spending less than you earn every month.<p><i>From time to time we bring you posts from our partners that may not be new but contain advice that</i> …

Personal Finance

Six money milestones to hit while you're in your 30s

There's something about being in your 30s that feels more adult.<p>You may be making more money now and — after some trial and error — are better at managing your finances.<p>But that doesn't mean you're exactly where you want to be. You might still be paying off student loans and credit card debt. That …

How To Manage For The Four Types Of Motivation

A new paper by a workplace psychologist outlines the different types of motivation and what managers can do to maximize productivity.<p>When work needs to get done, we need to dig down to find the motivation to keep going. This, in the face of dwindling focus (now down to less than a minute) as an …

7 Habits of Remarkably Effective Leaders

The essential leadership practices that will give your organization's performance a big boost--along with your bottom line.<p>Most business leaders have more than enough to do: capital to secure, products to develop, websites to design, marketing campaigns to roll out. It's no wonder that managing …

Employee Engagement

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Management

Opinion: Energy stocks have shown you the dangers of investing in a ‘value trap’

The stock market’s wild trading recently has raised the specter of a bear market emerging from hibernation. That means it’s time for investors …

Investing

Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere

A lot of companies use an ever-more-sophisticated array of online social tools in an attempt to connect their people, get a flow of ideas going, and spur innovation. But after an initial flurry of activity, the initiatives often fizzle and the new tools get tucked away somewhere. What goes wrong? …

Management

Why Introverts Make Better Business Leaders

It's becoming clear that introverts--typically regarded as demure and dull--possess the qualities necessary to build great companies.<p>When making the case for introverts, <i>Inc.</i> contributing editor Geoffrey James puts it most eloquently: "The business world is full of loser extroverts who never get …

Psychology

How to Stop Micromanaging Your Team

Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a “control freak” or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed …

Leadership

3 Numbers Every Dividend Investor Should Understand

The simplest way to find the right dividend stocks for you.<p>When selecting dividend stocks, there is no shortage of options. A quick search shows …

Investing