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Microsoft Reveals New Band 2, Lumia Phones, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book

At a media event today, Microsoft announced a handful of new products and several updates to existing products coming from the company in 2015 and beyond. Topics for today's event included the Microsoft Band 2, Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones, Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and the all-new Surface …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

High-Impact Leaders Have These 3 Characteristics in Common

Cultivating these characteristics results in greater leadership impact.<p>High-impact people share three common characteristics. The result? They get a greater return from the time they invest at work--and, actually, from the time they invest doing pretty much anything. This type of impact goes beyond …

The Top 7 Leadership Qualities Every Manager Needs

Good leadership can be difficult to spot– sometimes leaders are quiet, leading by example. Other times, they’re front and center, clearly leading a …

9 Hard-Earned Leadership Lessons

These leaders only learned essential lessons after years of experience, and they share them here so you can save some time.<p>No matter how talented or intelligent you are, many of the greatest lessons–in business and in life–don’t come until after years of experience.<p>Oftentimes, when looking back, …

Helping an Employee Overcome Their Self-Doubt

<i>You want to give a member of your team a stretch assignment, but she tells you she’s just “not ready yet” — she’d like to get more experience before taking it on.</i><p><i>You offer to make a valuable introduction for someone you mentor. He seemed excited about it at first, but doesn’t follow up. Later, you</i> …

The Best Managers Are Boring Managers

What would the perfect robot manager be like? Looks aside, it would arguably be objective, transparent, unselfish, and apolitical. Because of this, it would assign the right task to every person and reward unselfish team behaviors, creating a culture of trust and keeping morale high. It would …

How Managers Can See the Future More Clearly

Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if poorly managed, success proves elusive.<p>Suppose the management lens was smeared, …

6 Ways to Tell Stories with Data Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Data-driven storytelling is poised to be the next big trend in content marketing. Indeed, companies are already harnessing its power at every stage in the customer relationship lifecycle—from building up-front brand awareness to reminding customers of their success. Here’s how to use data at each …

How To Manage Exceptionally Creative People

Creative thinkers don’t always thrive in structured environments. So how can companies put them to good use?<p>In 1905, the German microbiologist Robert Koch won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the effect of bacteria in infectious diseases. The famous research physician and fellow Nobel …

What Do You Do Well That Others Don’t?

In 2013, Jayne Juvan became one of the youngest partners ever at the Cleveland-based law firm Roetzel & Andress — thanks to Twitter.<p>When Juvan started using social media a decade ago, very few lawyers used such tools. They didn’t see the opportunity. But after only a few months of blogging, <i>Crain’s</i> …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …