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Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

Mark Zuckerberg faces allegations that he developed a “malicious and fraudulent scheme” to exploit vast amounts of private data to earn Facebook billions and force rivals out of business.<p>A company suing Facebook in a California court claims the social network’s chief executive “weaponised” the …

The Simple Tool You Can Use to Keep People Accountable

You can get an immediate jump in productivity.<p>Accountability is a topic that lots of CEOs and leader talk about. Specifically, most of their concern is that they don't feel like their people hold themselves accountable to the things they need to do in driving higher levels of performance throughout …

The 1 Emotional Intelligence Skill You Need to Be Hugely Successful (but Nobody Uses It)

Want to end conflict and improve company morale by the end of the week? Make sure your leaders have a handle on this emotional intelligence trait.<p>Think about a work scenario in your past when the proverbial fit hit the shan. Perhaps an unforeseen circumstance that led to a massive layoff. Or a …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways to Improve Your Reputation as a Leader

Your leadership reputation is critical to your success and the success of your venture. Your reputation is the overall quality or character as seen …

These are the 9 skills which will make anyone indispensable in the workplace

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Finding a job can be hard in the current economic climate, and it can be even harder if you lack sought-after skills.<p>A government …

Employment

Five Things Most Leaders Are In Denial About

It isn’t easy to manage a team, because the relationship between managers and the people they supervise is an awkward one. It might be a friendly relationship, but it’s a business relationship, not a friendship.<p>When we start our careers, we quickly learn the unwritten rules of the workplace and …

One of my favorite time management techniques

Today I want to share with you one of my FAVORITE systems that supports me in managing how I spend my time even when things feel especially hectic that is simple, yet powerful.<p>It's called the Urgent/Important Matrix and has been attributed to both Eisenhower and Stephen Covey. It is built on the …

NFL Picks Week 9: Amateurs Love Raiders, Vegas Calls Them Phonies

In our first head-to-head matchup of our pack of amateur football game forecasters versus the Vegas conventional wisdom, it was the amateurs who got the better end of the tally in NFL Week 8.<p>The players from the Pix Populi football picks game took down Vegas, 4-3, last week, including a dead-on …

Is Agile The Antidote To Your Horrible Boss?

If you’ve toiled in a big organization for any time, you’re familiar with the whips and scorns of an insolent supervisor and the sneer of cold command. In the midst of multiple put-downs and slights of your best efforts, it’s little consolation that your horrible boss is just as unhappy as you are. …

Agile Development

13 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous executives have used to run effective meetings

We know that meetings tend to fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas and unclear ground rules, but what makes them successful?<p>We researched how some of the most effective executives in history — from the late Apple founder Steve Jobs to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg — run …

Jeff Bezos

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Robocall Blocker Review - Consumer Reports

Some of the devices offer a blacklist, meaning that the software is already preloaded with thousands of spam numbers, which are automatically blocked …

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

5 Steps To Keeping Your Employees–And Yourself–Motivated Daily

Attitudes are contagious. Do you have the kind that will inspire your team to start each day excited to face new challenges head-on?<p>It’s no accident that Steve Jobs is a household name, and it’s not just because he was the head of a widely known company.<p>Jobs was a character with a philosophy: a …

Motivate Your Employees in 3 Steps

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>One of the most difficult components of being an effective manager is not only learning to keep your employees organized and on task but to truly know how to motivate employees as well. Unfortunately, not all employees are naturally willing to go the …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

3 Universal Leadership Lessons From Fatherhood

As I celebrate my younger daughter's graduation from kindergarten, I can't help but recognize how she's made me a better boss.<p>I'm an entrepreneur, CEO, leader, teacher, and writer. But most importantly, I'm a husband and father to two amazing daughters, Charlotte and Kate.<p>As Father's Day …

5 Essential Rules for Great Presentations

All the great advice about giving great presentations boils down to these five points.<p>I recently had a long conversation with Peter Handal, the CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, on the subject of giving great presentations. I've read (and written) plenty of posts on this topic, but Handal managed to …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

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