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3 Things Smart Bosses Do to Effectively Manage Smart People

No matter how smart they are, one of the keys to motivating your smartest workers is to develop them.<p>If you've been charged with managing a group of really smart and savvy employees, you have your work cut out for you. Smart people obviously know they're smart, which works to their advantage. They …

Leadership

The 1 Thing All Great Bosses Think About During Job Interviews

Employee turnover is costly. Hiring based on shared values and cultural beliefs leads to winning results.<p>I'd argue that culture fit is the most important aspect of retaining great employees above anything else. But employee retention starts with first being able to clearly articulate what the …

Employment

Samsung Galaxy S8 preorders are now live

Yesterday, Samsung showed off its new, nearly bezel-less Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones, and today you can preorder it through all four major carriers in the US and Best Buy. Preorder shipments should arrive on April 21st when the device will be available in stores. The S8 and S8 Plus prices vary …

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update lives up to its name

The Windows 10 Creators Update, which starts rolling out on April 11th, is more than a mere operating system upgrade. Microsoft wants to make it clear that Windows is not only a platform for productivity apps but also an OS where you can produce all sorts of creative things. That could mean …

How to Teach Your Employees to Be Good Leaders

Is each member of your team learning and growing? Here are a few things companies can do to raise leadership skills.<p>Organizations around the world are struggling with the daily reality of developing their leadership strength. That's assuming they've identified high potentials to groom for …

Team Building

Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses

Now that Republicans are in charge, the federal government is poised to roll back regulations limiting access to consumers’ online data. States have other ideas.<p>As on climate change, immigration and a host of other issues, some state legislatures may prove to be a counterweight to Washington by …

'Black box' technique may lead to more powerful AI

It's not easy to train a neural network. Even if they're not difficult to implement, it can take hours to get them ready no matter how much computing power you can use. OpenAI researchers may have a better solution: forgetting many of the usual rules. They've developed an evolution strategy (no, it …

Jobs at risk: Is India prepared for huge unemployment or is it blissfully sleeping? - Firstpost

There’s a buzz about robotics everywhere. People are already talking about – and experimenting with – driverless cars. Then there is further talk …

Who Do You Trust to Hire Your Next Top Employee?

Why you should add a recruiter to your talent-acquisition team.<p>You run a fast-growing company. You have to hire talented people, and you have to hire them quickly. So, who do you trust to find the right people and get them into the fold?<p>Your first impulse might be to put a human resources (HR) …

Toyota teams up with Microsoft to bring voice recognition to cars

It's the biggest arrangement Microsoft's reached with an automaker to date.<p>Toyota owes Microsoft a big ol' "thank you" when it comes to the future of the automaker's connected cars.<p>Microsoft will license a good deal of its connected car patents to Toyota, Automotive News reports. Toyota will have …

Augmented Reality

WhatsApp and encrypted messaging targeted in UK

The UK government wants there to be "no place for terrorists to hide," and that includes on encrypted messaging services. The company first on its …

Here’s how to cope with a lousy boss

Hating the manager is one of the top reasons people quit. Here’s how to cope with a lousy boss:<p>A 2015 Gallup study revealed that half of the 7,272 …

United refused to let three girls board a flight because they were wearing leggings

The airline explained that passengers were Pass travelers who did not meet the company’s dress code<p>This morning, a United Airlines passenger took to Twitter to complain that a gate agent refused to let three passengers board because they were wearing leggings. The airline said that its rules allow …

Should I Quit -- Or Stay And Try To Fix My Department?

Dear Liz,<p>I work in a pretty good company, but unfortunately I’m in a dysfunctional department.<p>My manager “Chuck” is a terrible leader. The only reason he keeps his job is because his best friend is our CEO’s brother. The CEO’s brother doesn’t work here.<p>I trust our CEO but I don’t have the nerve to …

Leadership

Don’t Leave Your Performance Review Without Asking This One Question

A surefire way of conquering your review.<p>When you’re heading into your performance review, you probably come armed with a few questions (“What am I …

A Bitcoin civil war is threatening to tear the digital currency in 2 — here's what you need to know

Developers, miners, and other stakeholders are locked in a heated debate over how best to scale the network, with chances steadily rising of irreconcilable differences causing a so-called "hard fork" that would split Bitcoin in two.<p>Bitcoin is in crisis, and while there's broad consensus that</i> …

Bitcoin

Crowdfunding project of the week - LookOut Charger is a security camera disguised as a power brick

It’s Sunday, and here at Android Authority that means we are ready to bring you yet another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’. This is where we highlight the hottest tech from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?<p><b>Other featured campaigns:</b><p>Today we are taking a look at a very …

Crowd Funding

Distinguish Between Being an Approachable Leader and Being a Friend

CEO of Tanvas Greg Topel stresses the difference between having a balance of a life outside of work and the need to be a leader.<p>Tanvas is redefining touch by enabling you to feel what you see on any touchscreen. Despite advances in graphics, sound and vibration, today’s touchscreen is a still just …

Creative Writing

Microsoft engineer Rico Mariani is leaving after 29 years

Microsoft veteran Rico Mariani today announced that he’ll be leaving the company after almost three decades.<p>Mariani has worked on Edge, Internet Explorer, Sidewalk, and multiple releases of Visual Studio. He developed a following inside and outside Microsoft over the years through his blog, …

Software
BlackBerry

7 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

To lead successfully requires earning the confidence of those who are to be led.<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20</i> …

Self-improvement

17 Different Ways to Say No

Here are 17 smart ways to say no when you need to.<p>It's a problem many of us share: We tend to say yes when we mean to say no. This is the reason we get stuck chairing a committee or taking on projects we cannot handle.<p>Saying no is an important skill--not just for getting out of the things we don't …

Leadership

Hackers try to extort Apple by threatening to wipe iPhones

Someone claiming to be a group of hackers called themselves the "Turkish Crime Family" has apparently been trying to extort money from Apple. As <i>Motherboard</i> reported a few days ago, the group claims to have login details for hundreds of millions of Apple accounts and is threatening to remotely wipe …

4 Reasons Fitness Is Moving From the Gym to the Home

And how you can profit off the trend.<p>Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a growing movement in fitness and training to ditch the gym and work out at home. Initial conclusions might point to cost as the main reason, but many people who opt for home …

HIIT

7 Ways to Help Your Employees Become Better Problem-Solvers

Your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. So, follow these steps to enable them to tackle problems on their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're the visionary and leader of your company, but your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. They're carrying …

7 Tactics to Motivate Employees (Other Than Handing Out Wads of Cash)

Look for the motivational moments. Communicate often. And practice the art of explaining the why.<p>There's a big pile of cash in the break room. Guess how long it will take to motivate your employees to go grab a handful? Likely not too long<p>Then again, how often can you hand out wads of cash?<p>For most …

Team Building

12 Surprising Office Wi-Fi Killers

Think twice before you set up the office aquarium.<p>Nothing grinds a workplace to a halt like a lack of internet access. Gone are the days of hard-wired desktops in every office. Work environments increasingly support staff and guests with Wi-Fi, which can create a surprising amount of strain on your …

3 Onboarding Tips That Close the Gap for Remote Employees

Consider these strategies to foster engagement and peak performance.<p>What does the first day at a new job look like for a remote employee? Work attire: likely comfy clothes. Start time: flexible, perhaps with a “welcome to the team” conference call at 9 a.m. First assignment: Start getting familiar …