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Corporate survival hinges on their culture

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Wrenching change and gut checks rule the day as companies lurch from one unforeseen challenge to another. Besides the massive human toll, corporate cultures are shaken at their foundations. With businesses stressed and their workforces...
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The majority of business analytics and AI projects are still failing

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How new technologies cannot avoid the same old problems. Data is the new gold (or new oil – you pick). Data-driven companies rule the world. Data science is a game-changer. AI is shaping the future. There is no shortage...
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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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Unleash the superpowers of soft skills

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Soft skills are a misnomer, even dismissive. Indeed, Angela Maiers contends that rather than an afterthought, "life skills are the power tools" for learning in the new world order.  Maiers is the founder of Choose2Matter,...
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Why are we talking about pivots?

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Being adaptable is more important and long lasting for success. Here are eight steps to be a more adaptable person and organization. There are a lot of articles and talking heads using the word “pivot" as...
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Genius entrepreneurs had their super-power sources of intelligence?

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It does seem so, so make these sources work for you … Are all successful entrepreneurs — think the Sergei Brins and the Jack Mas of this world, from the lost continent of Atlantis? Or...
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Decentralizing the database is indispensable in healthcare

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Yet, the centralization of the process stands the circumstance of the offset strategy. Life is the embodiment of a lengthy and intricate task. Realistically speaking, our lives are nothing but one big giant project. Day in...
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Ready or not equals success or failure

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As if business owners did not have enough to worry about, hit them and the rest of the world with a pandemic. This is the unexpected on a grand scale. “The thing about unplanned events...
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5 things you should know about Disruptive Innovation that most people don’t understand

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Do you really understand the principles described in Disruptive Innovation by Clayton Christensen? Here is a quick guide to help you. In January 2020, the business world lost a great thinker and practitioner about why...
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Data driven starts with data literacy

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Just hearing the word “data” is intimidating. Being honest, only 21 percent of global workers are confident in their data literacy skills -- and that number might be high. With some of the best places...
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How to Get People to Really Listen to You

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There’s no magic 5 step formula. That might not be what you want to hear right now but trust me in the long run it’s easier to accept that life is nuanced and has...
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Employee engagement: Who do you trust?

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Compiling data on employees is a matter of trust. That is easily breached when confidential information turns out not to be so confidential.  The result is a big hit on employers who want their people...
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Engagement is a four-letter word

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Engagement is one of the big buzzwords in social and professional circles. It promises greatness but often rings hollow. Mark Babbitt’s frustration is palpable. “We've spent three decades and billions of dollars on so-called ‘employee...
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Leadership. It takes a wider perspective to win

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Whether they want it or not, leaders are cogs in a fast-moving machine, which requires them to clip their claws regularly. They must fight to keep their moral backbones from being crushed. What are...
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Employing LinkedIn is Job 1

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LinkedIn inspires love-hate relationships. Users swear by it or swear at it. Those in the middle simply don’t use it. Jeff Sheehan is a user -- a power user. That’s part of his job. He...
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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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In Search Of the Vanishing Human in HR

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Human resources is almost a misnomer. People still have the ultimate say, but increased deferment to technology and processes strips away the human element. For more than two decades, Laurie Ruettimann has fought the good...
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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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Why You Need a Coach

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Tom Brady is annoying. Let’s face it. But then, to the Cleveland Browns, so was Elway. Manning annoyed the holy crap out of an awful lot of folks, too. What they, and all other quarterbacks-...
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How to build an Agile Team for your Successful Projects

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WHAT IS AGILE? Movement. Change. Adaptation. It’s the model enabling developers to respond to change or sudden problems without much disruption.  Agile Software Development embraces the best practices based on the principles of ‘Agile Manifesto’ - promotion...