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Data Scientists are Changing the Face of Business Intelligence

Humans are walking data centers and our interactions and behaviors, no matter how minuscule, are building a near infinite pool of aggregate data over the course of our lifetime.<p>This data can be used to improve the experience of our lives through analysis of our consumption, interactions and …

California police were involved in two high-speed car chases on Tuesday. Both involved a golf course

Not one but two southern California police pursuits traversed golf courses Tuesday, with neither ending well for the drivers.<p>The first ended at Tahquitz Creek Golf Course in Palm Springs, where a couple was arrested on suspicion…key word here, suspicion of resisting and obstructing a police officer …

How to Get Your Employees to Speak Up

Getting candid opinions from your direct reports can be difficult. After all, no one wants to upset the boss. But hearing messages from down the ranks — including input from your company’s customers, feedback on your performance, and information from other departments or units — is critical to your …

How to Hold a Weekly Team Meeting Without Wasting People's Time | Inc.com

Every Friday, 80 men and women gather over beer, wine, and snacks to chat about their week and their jobs. They talk about their successes, challenges, and what they're working on.<p>It sounds like your average happy hour, but the "Friday Afternoon Club" is actually a staple in the premium services …

Transparency

13 Questions Mindful Leaders Ask Daily | Inc.com

It's easy to become absorbed in the day-to-day grind of entrepreneurial life, to do only the next task on your plate and lose sight of the bigger picture. But is merely getting things done enough?<p>Forcing yourself to take a step back, get perspective, and separate day-to-day busywork from the bigger …

Entrepreneurship

You probably didn't notice: Canada is quietly becoming a golf power

Remember the rumblings that Team USA should become Team North America in order to be more competitive at the Ryder Cup? Then remember how we all snickered that such a change wouldn't change anything? Well, maybe it wasn't that crazy a thought after all.<p>Nick Taylor's breakthrough PGA Tour victory at …

Let Employees Choose When, Where, and How to Work

A sense of <i>freedom</i> — the ability to choose what you work on, as well as how, when, and where you perform your work — is a growing priority for talented professionals across sectors and industries, and one of the core elements of a fulfilling career.<p>According to a 2009 Forrester report, by 2016, 43% …

101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can …

Five simple ways to drive employee engagement

The last thing you need when running a small business is yet another expert telling you how to motivate your employees. Yet engagement continues to sweep the globe with promises of increased productivity, performance, revenue, retention and sales.<p>Keep employee engagement simple by defining it as …

Employee Engagement

Managing People from 5 Generations

For the first time in history, five generations will soon be working side by side. But whether this multi-generational workplace feels happy and productive or challenging and stressful is, in large part, up to you: the boss. How should you relate to employees of different age groups? How do you …

Change Leadership Beliefs or You'll Change Nothing #peopleskills

<b>Change Leadership Beliefs: The Ones That Stop Change & Growth</b><p>Change Leadership Beliefs or You’ll Innovate Nothing. Image by Wes Schaeffer<p>Image by Wes …

Start with values, not your idea

“Values are timeless. They are the bedrock of a company and don’t change even when everything else does.”<p>I wish more startups realised this.<p>Too many …

6 Signs your Company has Damaged Culture

A positive organizational culture is difficult to achieve and is the product of careful and considerate design. It is the leadership’s responsibility to promote a healthy, open culture where employees are able to thrive and do their best work. When company culture becomes dependent on negative …

Employment

The Key to Change Is Middle Management

At the inaugural meeting of a change transformation effort under way at a hospital in San Jose, California, nurse Michelle delaCalle faced a room full of people who were discouraged by the organization’s earlier attempts at change. She stood and shared a story of her own about how making people …

How To Motivate Your Employees In 3 Easy Steps

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 every employee is naturally willing to go the extra mile in their everyday efforts, and many …

9 Ways Leaders Insult Their Employees

Many leaders lack executive presence and the basic fundamentals to effectively communicate with and manage people. Holding a fancy title doesn’t give a leader permission to disrespect and antagonize their employees. Today’s leader must be emotionally intelligent enough to know when they are …

How A Bad Boss Can Make You Sick

Life is short but apparently it can become a lot shorter if you spend your days dealing with a bad boss. In a recent study performed by Keas.com they found that 77% of employees experienced physical symptoms of stress from bad bosses and workers who had inconsiderate or uncommunicative managers …

A guy who chips with one hand just made it to the European Tour

If you suffer from that dreaded sickness known as the yips, here's some inspiration: 30-year-old former-yipper Jason Palmer has just earned his European Tour card.<p>Palmer suffered from such a severe case of the chipping yips that he was on the verge of quitting the game, but staged a comeback after …

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …

Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in <b>learning</b>. Nor do they care much about <b>collaboration</b>. Business cares only …

An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

The Future of Work & Collaboration

<i>According to</i> <i>Cisco’s Connected World Technology Report</i><i>, the future of work will be more flexible and collaborative than ever before. In this two-part blog series, Rowan Trollope,</i> <i>Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group,</i> <i>explores how the IT and business</i> …

PGA TOUR

Here's a different way to look at Rickie Fowler's golf swing.<p>Rickie is No. 3 in this week's Power Rankings: http://pgat.us/6187S9iS

5 Ways Bosses Earn Employee Trust

Despite what you may think as a boss, there's a good chance your employees don't have much faith in you, new research finds.<p>Just 40 percent of workers said they don't have a high level of trust in their individual bosses, or in their organization as a whole, according to a new study from …

Fitness Friday: Plyometrics for golfers

Lou Guzzi: Dial In Your Chipping Distance

Lou Guzzi: Dial In Your Chipping Distance

Golf

Hot Tip From a Hot Golfer: Blair O'Neal's One-Handed Putting Drill

Fitness Friday: Firm up your backside

If you don't have strong glutes (that's the butt, in case you didn't know), you're not only cheating yourself of a power source in the golf swing, you're inviting back pain, said Golf Digest fitness advisor Randy Myers (@randymyers_). "If your glutes go into atrophy, the back has to do the work to …