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No Tech, Just Brain

Rena DeLevie | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

Have you heard about the NPR show New Tech City's effort to save our brains? It's called "Bored and Brilliant," and they'll be tracking my iPhone us...

Salesforce.com Chief Strategy Officer: Companies Must Innovate Around The Customer

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Coming out of the marketing industry, Lazerow offers marketers advice on how to connect with customers in a whole new way by rethinking what marketing really means based on data, analytics and the evolutions of expectations on the part of brands and their customers.

3 Common Sense Tips to Communicate Change That Aren't Common Practice

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Communicating change in and of itself is difficult. Persuading someone to change their mind or take action based on that change is harder still. The goal in explaining that change should be like building software -- so intuitive that users no longer need a Help menu.

Two Great Tips for Developing Future Managers

Ellevate | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Ellevate

I may be biased, but I think that a process focus culture is the next big thing required in business today. If we could find these naturally process-oriented people and maximize their energy, we could shift our thinking from "process improvement OR day job" to "day job THROUGH process improvement."

The Multimodal CIO for the Digital Business Era

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Today, in the data-driven era of digitalization with outsourcing, the cloud, and consumerized IT, the CIO can potentially influence the organization more than ever.

Do You Work With a Credit Hog?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

The United States' First CTO: 6 Business Innovation Lessons

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Most people do not associate innovation and the notion of a lean startup with government, but former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States Aneesh Chopra shares his insights about data and how government data can be a force of positive change to enable the private sector for the benefit of everyone.

I Don't Want a Promotion to Management

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

In my previous post with Steve Snyder, CIO/CTO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, we discussed delegation and dealing with failure. Ana...

What's Your Nonprofit Start-Up IQ?

John E. Kobara | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

For good reason, people today are seeing the status quo as unacceptable. Regardless of where you sit, there are tremendous challenges all around. Thin...

Leading Well: Know When and How to Be Tough

David Peck | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
David Peck

A tough message and tone -- used sparingly, privately and deliberately -- is a necessary leadership tool.

Making Wisdom a Permanent Resident in Your Business Brain

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

Each one of us draws good lessons or teachings of life from experiences which hopefully we apply in our everyday life decisions and actions.

Why Your Team Won't Use Your Organizational Messaging

Liz Wainger | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

One of the biggest challenges for organizations is speaking with a consistent and compelling voice. Silos abound, and even those enterprises that have a positioning platform find it difficult for it to take hold in their organization.

New Year, New Chance to Tackle the Old Problem of Workplace Inequality

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

January always presents a fresh start to tackle old problems. And unfortunately, we still have our work cut out for us going into 2015 when it comes to tackling the problem of gender inequality in the workplace, according to a just-released report from Pew Research.

15 Exercises to Pump Up Your Leadership Skills

David Peck | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
David Peck

You take yourself to the gym... so why not strengthen your leadership "muscles" too? Coaching executives and aspiring leaders across many roles, industries and geographies over many years, I've prepped for you a quick-hit list of 15 exercises to help build your leadership muscles.

Change is not the goal

Peter Fuda | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

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The Top 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015 [SLIDE DECK]

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.18.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

  TOP 100 MOST SOCIAL CIOs on TWITTER 2015 - SLIDESHARE 100 Most Social CIOs on Twitter 2015 from Vala Afshar The 2015 State of the...

5 Spectacular Examples of Turning Failure Into Success

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Examining the positive aspects of failure has become a growing trend in today's business world, and a practice increasingly celebrated by many of today's leading industry experts.

The Internet's Dirty Secret: This Isn't Dialogue

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Edward Muzio

If you're in the habit of paying attention both to people who agree with you and people who disagree with you, you almost certainly know it too.

Digital Business Transformation Starts With the CIO

Vala Afshar | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

There is no better time than now for chief information officers (CIOs) to champion and lead digital business transformation. Successful adoption of mobility, social networking, cloud computing, and data analytics will require IT organizations to be agile, responsive and forward looking, while sustaining operational excellence.

How To Unleash Creativity And Innovation

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Starting with what's working, then expanding on it, can provide a great springboard to anyone looking for a creative surge - some of the greatest innovations come when you iterate on existing ideas, as opposed to trying to constantly reinvent the wheel.

How Do I Make My Team More Accountable - Start Here

David Dye | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
David Dye

The CEO had caught me in the hallway, looked around to make sure she wasn't overheard, and nearly shouted, "I'm so tired of this - people need to be more accountable!"

6 Management Styles and When to Use Them

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Think back on your career and the managers you have had. I am sure that you have had good managers and others who were maybe not so great. When I ask people to list what made the good managers "good," most of the examples they give me are to do with behavior, or style.

Poor Management Costing U.S. Businesses Half a Trillion a Year

Andre Bourque | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

Managers from hell cost the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year, according to a Gallup poll. This results from employees being disengaged. Out of 100 million full-time employees in the U.S., 70 million are actively disengaged and not inspired. Furthermore, over 2.5 million workers quit their jobs in June 2014, and the trend is increasing.

How to Keep Calm and Carry on When You Feel Ignored

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you've tried so hard to address team members' emotional hurdles to accepting change and walked them through how to apply the change to their work situation, your blood can start boiling when you still don't see the desired results.