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Is Your Company's Culture Toxic? Eight Warning Signs To Watch For

When employees feel discouraged — quietly or otherwise — with the organization they work for, there can be a significant impact on how well a company does, long term.<p>If you think your company culture could use some work, it is likely already teetering on turning toxic. This isn’t something to …

Leadership

Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed. From studies showing that language-processing AI can be sexist to more recent research on facial recognition’s failures on darker skin tones, years of research have erupted …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Navy SEAL Leadership Strategies That Are Critical to Building a Strong Team

When leaders aren't in alignment, the company as a whole can't be. Fundamental disagreements at the top trickle all the way down to the employees doing the daily work.<p>Many struggling companies look beyond their front doors to identify the source of their problems. It is natural to look at the …

Management

Digital, Organizational And Agile Transformations: Intertwined

It’s no surprise that CEOs and CIOs agree that today’s digital environment is driving change at a furious pace. In fact, a survey by <i>Forbes</i> found that 92% of executives believe that organizational agility is critical to business success. However, this same survey found that only 27% of executives …

Project Management

Researchers are already building the foundation for sentient AI

Few sci-fi tropes enthrall audiences more reliably than the plot of artificial intelligence betraying mankind. Perhaps this is because AI makes us confront the very idea of what it means to be human. But from HAL 9000 to Skynet to the robots in <i>Westworld</i>’s uprising, fears of sentient AI feel very …

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …

Greg Gutfeld: How To Stop Mass Shootings W/O Gutting the 2nd Amendment

Last night on his compulsively watchable weekly show, Fox News' Greg Gutfeld laid out an interesting set of ideas on how to stop mass shootings, …

Why the ‘5 Second Rule’ Will Destroy Your Procrastination, According to Science

<b>Neuroscience offers a simple trick for stopping procrastination in its tracks.</b><p>You’re tied up with deadlines, meetings, commitments, targets, and …

The Inner Path to Clear Thinking: Thoughts from a CIA Veteran

Love him or hate him, there’s little doubt that Warren Buffett is a master of decision-making.<p>Some might assume the keys to Buffett’s success are his …

5 Reasons Why Google Assistant is the Future of Ai

In my last article I mentioned that Google and Facebook are the leaders in the artificial intelligence 🤖 gold rush era 🤠 we are now living in.<p>I …

James Comey’s fateful decision on Hillary Clinton’s emails is slowly coming into focus

On Oct. 28, 2016, James B. Comey made a decision that I soon labeled “unavoidably horrible”: to disclose that the FBI was reviewing more Hillary Clinton emails. This disclosure, 11 days before the presidential election, is now routinely blamed for her narrow loss, including by Clinton herself.<p>And …

Donald Trump

Before Investing in Artificial Intelligence, You Should Know These 4 Things

You need to train and integrate a cognitive agent much as you would a human one<p>IPsoft is, in many ways, an unusual entrant into the crowded, but burgeoning, artificial intelligence industry. First of all, it is not a startup, but a 20-year-old company and its leader isn't some millennial savant, …

Artificial Intelligence

The 1 Dead Giveaway That Your Boss Doesn't Care About You

These signs suggest that your boss is neglecting your relationship<p>If you're in charge of a team at work, one of your top goals this year should be improving your leadership skills.<p>Too many of us start phoning it in once we get promoted to management and leadership positions because we overestimate …

employees

Bitcoin is a mere drop in the ocean of blockchain opportunities: We're already thinking outside the box

London Blockchain Week kicks off tomorrow, bringing together experts from around the world to share their new and exciting applications for …

The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master

This was a basic run-down of some basic statistical techniques that can help a data science program manager and or executive have a better …

Tin Cup 10 Is What Tin Cup Whiskey Should Have Been All Along

It’s always nice to see something reach its potential. For Tin Cup whiskey, the Colorado blend of bourbon and American single malt, it took just 10 …

Admit It: You're a Micromanager. Here's How to Kick the Habit

Are you micromanaging your team in such a way that they have little chance of ever meeting your standards? Here's how to fix the problem.<p>You're frustrated your team just can't seem to meet your standards. And unless you do it yourself, nothing really gets done. You ask your team to constantly …

Employment

raceAhead: Grit Is The New MBA

<i>Fortune’s</i> future-of-work cover package hits the web today, which includes my latest story, Grit Is The New MBA, about how smart employers are …

How to Offer a Master Class in Solution Focused Thinking

Train your team to never present a problem without an idea to fix it.<p>Recently, I spoke with a small business owner who talked about the spirited, sometimes fiery debates he would have with his two co-founders about the various challenges they faced in their business. He shared that early in the …

Team Building

Facebook's HR Team Discovered the Surprising Reason Why People Quit Their Jobs (and It's Not Because of Bad Bosses)

People leave managers, not companies. Right? Not so fast. Facebook research shows a different reason.<p>Raise your hand if you've heard the saying, "People leave managers, not companies." That should be the majority of us, as the research over the years keeps telling us this is a big reason for …

Employment

5 Sure Ways To Maximize Your Mentoring Relationship

It is National Mentoring Month. Do you have a mentor? Start the year on the right foot with a plan for optimizing the mentor-mentee relationship. Already have a mentor but feel the relationship is stale? Here are five ways a mentee can leverage having a mentor and maintain the relationship’s energy:<p>…

Five Myths About Corporate Culture, And Five Strategies For Cultivating A Great One

While the importance of workplace culture is well-understood, <i>how</i> to build a great culture is less established. In the research and work I did leading to my upcoming book, <i>FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies</i> (published by Nicholas Brealey, an imprint of …

Assessing risks of ‘smart home’ technology

New 'smart home' devices are all the rage at CES 2018, but increased connectivity in devices means increased access points for hackers, and cybersecurity may not be a priority for manufacturers.<p>In the electronic age we are in, there's a lot of talk of hacking - whether it's about phones, computers, …

Internet of Things

Out shooting with the most elite camera I've ever held

I'm a professional photographer with more than 15 years of experience. Still, I was daunted when I took a £54,000 camera system out for a photoshoot test drive.<p>I normally shoot on Canon 6D which costs £1,500, $1,699 or about AU$2,570 with a lens. On this occasion however I'd be using the Phase One …

East London

The Algorithms Aren’t Biased, We Are

Excited about using AI to improve your organization’s operations? Curious about the promise of insights and predictions from computer models? I want …

Machine Learning

How to Lead High-Impact, Cross-Functional Projects

Even When You’re Not the Boss<p>This past summer I managed the largest acquisition campaign in my company’s history. I work at HubSpot, a marketing …

Project Management

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Bots are about to get better at customer support than humans

In 2018, AI-enabled bots will provide a better customer experience than human-to-human chat exchange, following the explosion of messaging services …

25 Data Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018

Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors …

Splunk and the ELK Stack: A Side-by-Side Comparison

This article’s purpose is to compare the “big two” in the log analytics world—Splunk and the ELK Stack. But before we go into details, a short …