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Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

You can achieve wins in four domains of life at once–work, family, community, and self—following Friedman’s Total Leadership process. Learn how in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version here.

From Big Data Analytics To AI: Vodafone And Celonis Mine Data To Improve Business Processes

What if you could put your company through an MRI scanner to get a detailed picture of how well your processes work, see the bottlenecks, and understand the causes of delays, unnecessary costs, and lost productivity?<p>“What we see with Celonis is an X-Ray picture, the ‘as-is’ situation, allowing us …

How to Handle Underperformers on a Team You Inherit

Recently I was talking with a new manager about the team she had inherited. While she thought that most of the team members were doing a good job, she was concerned that one or two people were not pulling their weight. She wasn’t sure what to do about them. She was worried that if she fired these …

Management

3 Things Are Holding Back Your Analytics, and Technology Isn’t One of Them

During the past decade, business analytics platforms have evolved from supporting IT and finance functions to enabling business users across the enterprise. But many firms find themselves struggling to take advantage of its promise. We’ve found three main obstacles to realizing analytics’ full …

4 Email Habits to Avoid for Improved Productivity at Work

Some 64 seconds, on average, elapse between reading an email and getting back on task. That's a big time suck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, according to a study by the Radicati Group, over 205 billion emails were sent and received worldwide each day. There …

Time Management

Scientists Propose a New Planetary Object That Could Change Everything

A new type of planetary object has been proposed this month which scientists are calling a synestia. While this doughnut-shaped object may have been …

4 Unexpected Words Powerful Leaders Say Daily to Inspire Others

Change your language to achieve better relationships and results.<p>It's not a good number. In fact, it's not something anyone in a leadership position wants to admit. However, when a Harvard Business Review survey reveals that 58 percent of people trust strangers, while only 42 percent trust their …

The Difference Between Business Intelligence and Business Analytics

For your business to thrive, you need to know what’s working, what’s not, and how to improve. That much is obvious. But figuring out how to go about …

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.<p>Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your …

10 Signs You're a Follower Instead of a Leader

Leaders don't create more followers they create more leaders.<p>Anyone is capable of becoming a leader, but not everyone is cut out for leadership. That doesn't mean they're less capable of making an important contribution, just that they bring a different set of skills to the table.<p>There's nothing …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

175 Reasons Why You Don't Think Clearly

Professionals like to talk with pride about how they make “data-driven” decisions. They express faith in logic and disciplined analysis. Many scoff at others who confess to trusting their gut and going with their intuition.<p>Today, I’d like to ask a question to all of you highly analytical decision …

Critical Thinking

When Joking with Your Employees Leads to Bad Behavior

A workplace filled with laughter is generally assumed to be a good thing. Several studies have found that good humor doesn’t just make people feel better, or make the work day seem to go faster; it actually delivers bottom line benefits. Employees who laugh together have been shown to be more …

A gentle introduction to D3: how to build a reusable bubble chart

“To sum up: implement charts as <b>closures with getter-setter methods.” — </b>Mike Bostock<p>🗄 d3.data()<p>The d3.selection.<b>data</b>([data[,key]]) function returns a …

SXSW panel opens window into dangers of facial recognition software

The biometric technology is becoming more mainstream but there is little oversight of these systems, leaving them open to misuse<p>How do you exclude children from biometric surveillance, such as facial recognition software used by police, when you need to scan their faces to identify them as children?<p>…

Why This Part of the Universe Makes No Sense to Scientists

New data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Herschel Space Observatory is undoing a century of scientific evidence, boggling astronomer’s …

Ensemble Learning in R

(This article was first published on <b> R Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)Previous research in data mining has devised numerous different …

Machine Learning

20 Habits of Highly Successful and Effective Leaders

Effective leadership is the difference between mediocrity and greatness.<p>About six months ago I wrote and article on the 20 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Leaders which proved to be very popular, over half a million views and shares. Which got me wondering what do people want to know most. What to …

8 Stupid Office Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy

When companies create ridiculous and demoralizing rules to halt the outlandish behavior of a few individuals, it's a management problem.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies need to have rules -- that’s a given -- but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy …

The Workplace

What Drives The Universe’s Accelerated Expansion? Researchers Propose Experiment To Determine If Dark Energy Or Modified Gravity Is Responsible

The universe is expanding, and as it does, it is also accelerating. In 2011, three researchers who proved the universe’s expansion was speeding up by …

This is how you lead like a boss — and not a pretender

Are you playing at being a boss, or are you being a leader—as in throwing your whole self into helping bring out the best in the people around …

7 Career-Killing Habits That You Can't Afford to Keep

To be successful in your career, consider dropping these 7 bad work habits.<p>Ever wonder why you sometimes drive to work automatically--on your day off? Habits are sneaky things that automates our behavior without even realizing it. When the trigger of a habit occurs, the decision making part of the …

How To Manage Distractions And Keep Your Mind From Wandering

Constant interruptions derail even the most well-planned day, here’s how to combat information overload.<p>Managing your time won’t do you much good if you’re not able to manage where your mind wanders. And these days, there’s so much distraction flashing in our faces that if we don’t take an active …

How to find more time to learn something new

Time is the most valuable commodity we have.<p>Unlike money, every minute that goes by is another we can never get back.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>We have to maximize the time we have each day to …

How big data and The Sims are helping us to build the cities of the future

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities in these parts will be challenged to meet the needs of their …

Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

Data analytics is the science of extracting patterns, trends, and actionable information from large sets of data. While often used interchangeably …

3 Tips for Building a Solid Management Team

You can't do it all, but you don't want unqualified people doing it either.<p>In the beginning, it was probably just you. You were responsible for the big picture and the small one, the company strategy and the day-to-day operations. But now that your business has grown, you find yourself so bogged …

Promoting (Innovative) Critical Thinking In The MENA Workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>At any given moment in a company's business lifecycle, the number of ideas it has is significantly higher than what it actually develops and …

Critical Thinking