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Buy and hold beats chasing performance

Buy and hold beats chasing performance
Plus: some lighter things to ease you into the long weekend, enjoy

Make Every Weekend a Long Weekend Sooner with These Retirement Tips:
The report is dense, but the summary easy, chasing performance does not pay. Vanguard: Quantifying the Impact of Chasing Fund Performance
While I hate to add complexity to your retirement planning, fact is no single advisor is ideally suited to address every element of your plan. Read this, trust me: Can Your Financial Advisors, Attorneys & Accountants Build You a Unified Retirement Income Plan?
A simplified, USA Today view of your retirement readiness … a nice offset for some of the more intense citations this week Seven ways to prepare financially for retirement
This Week’s Diversions:
I suppose it is no surprise, but I thought Sochi was a Summer place? Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town
I’m guessing you’re not going here anytime soon. So, it’s fun to have a peek at a really forbidden city. Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-motion’ Hyperlapse
May not be the most sound retirement strategy, but I bet you’ll look These 8 Coins *Could* be in Your Wallet

Invest in Your Retirement

Invest in your retirement by focusing on your strategy and execution.
Plus: celebrate the centennial of the Panama Canal, along with some other photos

Invest in Your Retirement During Your Summer Break:
As always, save more and max out your match 5 big retirement mistakes
Millenials, guess what, save more and watch your allocations Major retirement savings mistakes – by millenials
That’s right, save more, or save longer Average worker needs to save 15% to fund retirement
See if you have access to a Roth 401(k), it might be a better option The Great Retirement Account You’re Not Using

Some Weekly Photo Diversions:
Today, August 15, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal 100thAnniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures
Whether this will, or will not happen, I cannot say, but we clearly are not prepared for it Picture This: U.S. Cities Under 12 Feet of Sea Level Rise
I think the helmet tester should get in line with the NFL settlement Rarely Seen “Enchanted” Moments in US History

Consensus & values as leadership tools

Consensus & values as leadership tools
Plus: lots of retirement advice and some really good diversions

Improving Your Leadership:
Remarkably timely advice on consensus building A Six-Step Consensus Decision Making Framework
Don’t sacrifice values for growth 4 ways purpose-driven CEOs can align purpose with revenue

Improve Your Retirement:
Is the retirement planning paradigm backwards? Retirement Investing: Are You Doing It All Wrong?
Almost no one saves enough for retirement. So, how do you make it work? A smart way to make your retirement money last
So, just how much money do you need to retire? Three Easy Retirement Rules of Thumb
Some, not all, things to consider in planning for retirement (I would add, don’t underestimate healthcare costs) How to Ruin Your Retirement Savings

Some Weekly Diversions:
Ronald Reagan, well planned, ‘off the cuff’ remarks The Reagan Wit
Did you hear the one about the TSA agent who didn’t know DC was part of the USA? Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn’t know District of Columbia is in US

Some thoughts on leadership and its antithesis

Some thoughts on leadership and its antithesis
Plus: the challenge facing broker/dealers…how to attract Millenials

Leadership, or not:
How CEOs can use personal and corporate values to drive revenue, seemingly counter intuitively 4 ways purpose-driven CEOs can align purpose with revenue
A cheat sheet to being ‘exceptional.’ Think about it, it’s what you wanted. 10 Things Only Exceptional Bosses Give Their Employees
Does salty language really help? A telling infographic on how stress changed CEO behavior F-Bombs Tolerated in Recession Cause CEOs Trouble Later
I could not resist, can someone explain how this makes sense, even remotely? Report: Chelsea Clinton earns up to $75K per speech NY Times Columnist Slams Chelsea’s Buckraking for ‘The Rapacious, Gaping Maw of Clinton, Inc.’

The Millenial Challenge:
Decipher their needs and wants, then adapt US financial advisers try to win over wary Millenials
Leverage what works with them to get their attention The Science Behind Reaching Millenials (Infographic)

Some Weekly Diversions:
How to optimize your next Amazon.com shopping spree 16 Tips Every Amazon Addict Should Know
Beware the headbanging rock of your youth (perhaps?) 5 most incredible discoveries of the week
Seems there is an infinite supply of crazy, old picture sites, but still they always have something interesting in them Curiosities: Amazing Historical Pictures

Best leadership reading: June 20, 2014

Weekly web highlights on leadership, retirement, and some interesting insights.

Business Leadership:
What Can You Accomplish in 9 Minutes? (SmartBlog on Leadership)
27 Tips for Mastering Anything(Entrepreneur)
10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments (LifeHacker)

Retirement Insight:
Save Thousands of Dollars by Delaying Retirement Just 5 Years (Main Street)
The Social Security cash crunch Congress can’t ignore (CNNMoney)
How to calculate your personal balance sheet (MarketWatch)

Conversation Starters:
Why Does US Cell Phone Service Suck?(The Big Picture)
These 60 Rare Photos Will Destroy Everything You Knew About The Past. Mind = Blown. (Distractify)
10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities (io9)