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Time Management is All About “No”

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Time management and how to do it has become a cottage industry. Yet, is time management really the issue?  Healthcare professional and lecturer Yinka Vidal says the concept of time management is wrong and should...
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How to build a sales team in a startup?

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Most businesses start off as a one man or woman band meaning as a founder you wear many hats and do whatever it takes to get your company off the ground. At some point during...
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The Lowest Cost & Most Effective Path to Better Cybersecurity

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The best and most overlooked action for robust cybersecurity might be the least expensive. Among the many challenges organizations face in 2020, cybersecurity (or the lack thereof) has dominated the news cycle. Ultra-sophisticated criminals are...
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Solving the Skills Shortage Part 1: Retention.

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The IT sector has a skills shortage. In 2018 70% of tech employers said they expect a talent shortage. Cybersecurity is the hardest hit. So what can we as an industry do about this?...
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The ultimate way to keep your distance

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Leaders and managers face challenges to engage and support their remote teams. What was once commonplace for international corporations now weighs on businesses of all sizes.  Those who pioneered work from afar have gotten a...
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Gain Data from Each Conversation

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Intelligence pulls data together. In the realm of consumer intelligence, Talkwalker Middle East and Africa marketing executive Rami Deeb believes in putting that data to work one conversation at a time.  He has created digital...
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Why KPQs Are the New KPIs

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Business leaders have largely focused on key performance indicators (KPIs) over the last several years when making decisions to shape their companies. KPIs are certainly not going away or losing importance, but there is an...
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Leader or Follower? Both!

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One doesn’t have to look far to see the perceived division between leaders and followers. Motivational posters, overly-hyped and overpaid event speakers, social media memes, and even our own expressions force us to decide if...
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The Poison Killing Your Company Could Save it

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Is pessimism killing your company’s work ethic? You should be able to answer this question pretty quickly. If the following phrases are abundant in your workspace, it’s likely that your leadership doesn’t know how to properly...
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5 Skills to Develop to Be A Great Leader

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Have you ever felt that you are not the leader-type of a person but deep inside you want to be one? I’m one of those people and maybe you are too. The good news...
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5 Principles for Business Value and Artificial Intelligence

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How to unlock business value with AI by focusing on user experience and enterprise value levers Extracting business value is hard. I mean really hard… And when it comes to advanced analytics that process is...
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Modern workers are still human

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If you want to successfully manage a large group of people, send in the Marines. Sean Jackson has answered the call. The veteran leatherneck left the military only to find the civilian ways of...
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Great hiring is as basic as the fundamentals

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Hiring used to be so simple. Then the world changed, and remote work was no longer a luxury. Taking on new people switched into the digital sphere. There has been a lot to keep...
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The Twilight of the Leaders

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What role will organizational leaders play in the future? They won’t go away, but some believe the charismatic-type company executive will see his role diminish as power, authority, and responsibility gets distributed among largely...
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The Problem and Opportunity of Organizational Debt

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What is ‘Organizational (Org.) Debt’? As a rule, startups and companies in hypergrowth have two traits in common - high ambiguity and a fast pace. These are true regardless of product or industry category. While...
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Grab It Right at the First Time

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There is a saying in Hindi language, which came from a folk tale — “Boond se gayi, woh haudh se nahi aati” — which translates to “An entire tub full cannot retrieve what the...
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Cut Through the Clutter and Say Thanks

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A spirit resonates among leaders who look after their workers. Theodora Manjo sums it up this way: "Real leaders are in the trenches with their employees when times get tough. They celebrate small victories and...
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When Marie Kondo Meets Home Improvement

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Over half of Americans have plans to repaint their house and more than one in four are looking to renovate their kitchen. But perfectionism, unrealistic expectations, and procrastination can quickly snowball into a mass...
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How to manage great teams—and yourself

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Teaming is a science. Systems theory, physics and practice have shown how people work together.  Dr. Janice Presser is a pioneering practitioner of teaming science and its underlying theory. The cliche is to say she...
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‘We learn more from failure than from success’

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Successful entrepreneurs build their businesses from failures large and small. As Yvette Aloe knows, failures set back everyone from infants to experienced professionals. Those who succeed have profited from mistakes. Aloe is a certified life...