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Poor Performers Underperform for These 10 Reasons--and It's Not What You Think | Inc.com

Anyone that has ever managed people (or that has worked in a team) knows how frustrating/exhausting it can be to have a poor performer in the midst. If that person(s) goes unaddressed, it's horrendous for morale and productivity. If they get addressed, but unsuccessfully, it can be horrible for …

Human Resources

Understanding the Instagram Algorithm: 7 Key Factors and Why the Algorithm is Great for Marketers

The Instagram algorithm, just like the Facebook News Feed algorithm, is so mysterious yet ingenious and brilliant in showing the best content to the …

5 Common Writing Problems and How to Fix Them

Writing is a skill that you can always improve.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Writing is a skill that you can always improve. Whether you are a seasoned copywriter or a marketer who dabbles in writing now and again, you need to keep working on your writing …

Creative Writing

Are Instagram influencers just peddling advertisements?

Companies are increasingly relying on influencers to affect young people's purchasing behavior. But the boundaries between recommendation and covert …

Public Relations

How To Use Email For Your Brand Storytelling

Really powerful marketing ideas are all born from simple psychological principles. Storytelling may be a popular buzzword now, but the truth is we’re …

How to Make Beautiful and Effective Infographics

"There's something almost quite magical about visual information," says data storyteller David McCandless. "It's effortless. It literally pours …

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potentially disruptive, unless we plan ahead for the impact and change that is coming. More agility, smarter business processes and better productivity are …

Big Data

The Important Things Brands Should Consider When Creating A New Logo

<b>The logo</b> is often the most visible and recognizable element of a company’s branding, so naturally a lot of thought should go into the making of a new …

How Urban Renewal Projects Lead to Sustainable Cities

There are many problems that are causing problems in large cities in 2016. More and more city planners and leadership in big cities are turning to …

Sustainability

Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

Business people and business theorists love to draw distinctions between management and leadership. They tell us that “managers do things right; leaders do the right thing” and “management is administration, but leadership is innovation.”<p>Management, we seem to think, is what we <i>need</i> to do, but …

Leadership

Excel Reporting: 5 Reasons Why It Is Bad For Business

We’ve entered the age of big data, in which more and more companies are seeing the value and importance of data in many different areas of their business, from market and customer research, to internal sales figures and HR analytics.<p>But we’ve also entered big data’s awkward teenage years when more …

Data Visualization

Google has created a new AI research group in Europe to focus on machine learning

Machine learning is a field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.<p>Google Research, Europe — as the group is known — is based out of Google's office in Zurich, Switzerland, which is home to Google's largest engineering office outside the US.<p>…

Machine Learning

Why Failure is the Key to Your Success

I realise that may sound counter-intuitive or juxtaposed to the conventional wisdom of rationality but failure is almost always the only constant that can be conclusively witnessed as a precursor when taking a broad overview of histories paradigm shifts, evolution of product or introduction of new …

How to Increase Employee Performance Without Giving a Raise

Never mind pay raises, bonuses, and perks. Emotional currency is the new motivator.<p>If you want to increase employee satisfaction on the people that matter most to you, stop attaching their happiness to pay raises. Start thinking about "emotional currency" and how you've led your people along the …

Employee Engagement

Humans Are Already Losing Out to Robots for These 9 Jobs

No 'robocops' yet, though.<p>Humans have weighed the pros and cons of robots for decades. On the one hand, they automate processes that can be tedious …

San Francisco

5 Powerful Tools You Should Use to Dominate Social Media | Inc.com

Social media channels can take all the time you are willing to throw at them and then take the same again. Yes, we need social channels for marketing, but it needs to be on our terms and work for us, not against.<p>Luckily there is a wide range of third-party apps that make Twitter and Facebook easier …

Project Management

The Ultimate Guide To Data Visualization Wireframing And Mockup Tools On The Web | Articles | Big Data

Your next big analytics project depends on accessible data visualizations. Here is a list of some of our favorite wireframing/mockup tools to help …

New technology enables drones to sniff out hidden bombs, mines

Even decades after the last bombs fall or shots are fired, historic battlefields are still dangerous. The problem is undetonated explosives and mines. Up until now, there was no inexpensive way to find them, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison have found a way to do just …

Drones

Which Degree Will Make You A Better Leader?

An analysis of 15,000 leaders in 18 countries found that the degree-holders who score much better at leadership skills will surprise you.<p>Just in time for graduation, reports are examining the economic prospects for the newly minted class of 2016. But one thing is less obvious to both the graduates …

Leadership

Report: Bank network flaw helped hackers steal $80 million

Thieves who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank may have been aided by a security flaw in the SWIFT international banking network, according to <i>Reuters</i>. Security researchers from BAE found malware designed to help thieves delete transfer information to hide their tracks. "I can't think of a …

Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making

Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips<p>1. Mistaking style issues for errors<p>Should you use italics for movie titles? Do you put full stops inside or outside quotation marks? Is the Oxford comma for all lists … or just some lists? …

Language

The chart that shows how close we are to a climate catastrophe

We’re inching closer to climate catastrophe. Every month this year has been, on average, hotter than any other in recorded history.<p>India and Ethiopia are suffering some of the worst droughts in decades. Unexpected flooding has hit Pakistan and the US.<p>Some of these extreme weather events are partly …

Climate Change

Save the Polar Bears? They're Fine, Actually

Two years ago, following guidance from the U.S. Geological Survey, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service officially listed the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The idea is that global warming will reduce--or even eliminate--sea ice in the Arctic Ocean at the end …

Global Warming

How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

Public Speaking

5 Tips For Branding Yourself for Success

Success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur or professional requires careful, calculated branding, both to enter the arena and to stay in the game. Top corporate executives, Hollywood icons and high-profile athletes have long tapped into the branding model to create and build a personal brand. …

Data Visualization

New Tax Rules Are Met With Protest

A day after the Obama administration limited the ability of U.S. companies to do international deals to lighten their tax burdens, Pfizer and Allergan terminated their planned $150 billion merger and other companies around the globe raced to assess the impact of the new rules.<p>The new Treasury …

Humans Get Aroused When Touching Robots, New Study Shows

In a first for mechanical man, scientists have revealed that humans get aroused by touching robots. Researchers at Stanford University studying the physiological impact of human-on-bot contact found that “touching areas perceived as private made the skin more moist.”<p>The team of scientists …

Robotics

ICYMI: The White House just released new rules protecting retirement savers. Here's why they're needed.

<i>On Wednesday, the Department of Labor released the final version of its fiduciary rule requiring brokers to put their retirement saving clients first -- placing the customers' interest ahead of their own.</i><p><i>Though this may seem self-evident, the rule has been ferociously fought by the financial</i> …