Veteran financier Ray Dalio has been in every kind of meeting: the good, the bad and the ugly. Here’s how he keeps his meetings focused and productive.

Most people’s hearts leap up when they see the words “50% off” or “Buy One Get One Free.” Unfortunately, discounts cause us to act quickly and spend more than we should, say economist Dan Ariely and writer Jeff Kreisler.

Here’s how to spot them, according to business school professor Randall S. Peterson.

What is one goal you wish you could accomplish? Chances are, you have no problem naming it, so what holds you back from achieving it?

Instead of spending your days complaining, you might try changing your workplace from within, says leadership expert Simon Sinek.

Like it or not, charisma matters when it comes to leadership. But we should be aware of the power that persuasion can have on us, says business school professor and researcher Jochen Menges.

And if your boss is on the fence, here’s a compelling case study — from economics professor Nicholas Bloom — to show her.