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Injecting security into Continuous Delivery

Before you can begin adding security checks and controls, you need to understand the workflows and tools that the engineering teams are using:<p>What …

DevOps

A warning from Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Stephen Hawking

“The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend …

Elon Musk

8 Hard Truths People Don't Like To Admit, But You'll Benefit A Lot If You Do

Innovation Management – Love the Problem

I spend a lot of time at the intersection of “business modeling” and “lean startup” and have been looking for the right category label to describe …

Product Management

Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective

The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.<p>Also, if you’re more productive than average people, …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult—all …

Mindfulness

Science Says Humans Now Have Shorter Attention Spans Than Goldfish--This Is How You Can Fix That

Learning how to live in the present moment offers bigger benefits than you might imagine.<p>Digital devices constantly vie for your attention. Email alerts, text messages, flashing advertisements, and social media seek to distract you from the tasks at hand.<p>But it isn't just electronic devices that …

Mindfulness

Charles Duhigg: How To Become More Productive In The Workplace

I spoke to Charles Duhigg, a reporter for the <i>New York Times</i> and bestselling author of both <i>Smarter Faster Better</i> and <i>The Power of Habit</i>, about why habits exist, why people make certain choices in their lives, the most important research he has uncovered and what you can learn from his new book.<p>Duhigg …

Time Management

Be Prepared: We're Entering A Post-Device Era

The new frontier in personal computing may be cloud services that run on less powerful devices.<p>One of the most famous tech-related commentaries expressed in the past 10 years is Steve Jobs’s declaration of the “post-PC era.” While the Apple founder’s quote in early June of 2010 referred …

Change control in DevOps

How can you prove that changes are under control if developers are pushing out changes 10 or 50 times each day to production? How does a Change …

DevOps

3 Steps to Boost Your Team's Accountability

Accountability, like leadership is an inside job, so here are three things you can start doing to boost your team's accountability.<p>Creating accountability is one of the most common challenges for leaders of organizations, teams, communities and families. Whether you lead many or you lead only …

Leadership

LinkedIn's HR chief says the best managers exhibit these 7 behaviors

Microsoft may have recently announced that it is acquiring the professional social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, but LinkedIn will continue operating independently.<p>Its management culture has been shaped by its founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, its CEO Jeff Weiner, and its head of HR, SVP of …

Leadership

7 Ways Strong Leaders Build Trust in a Team

Trust allows you to delegate a task without worrying whether it will get done.<p>When it comes to building a team that can work efficiently together, accomplish mutual goals, and still maintain a good morale while doing so, there's no more significant quality than trust. Trust allows you to delegate a …

5 Incredibly Simple Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Empower Their People

How less work--not more--will help you become a better leader.<p>As a parent, one thing I've learned is the importance of empowerment. Unless you want your kids to rely on you forever--and worse yet, never move out--you have to give them the tools they need to survive and then let go. In my …

Team Building

13 Communication Mistakes Leaders Make

Communication is an art. Some of the greatest leaders in history are revered for their ability to not only inspire others with their words but also …

6 Tips for Building and Maintaining Credibility as a Leader

Credibility is based on a combination of characteristics that you exhibit in your personal and professional lives that build trust in your abilities.<p>Earlier this week I wrote an article titled <i>Leadership and the 7 I's For Influencing Others</i>. One of the key points is that building and maintaining …

Leadership

This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

Learn How Your House is Messing With Your Hormones and How to Fix It

Household chemicals are linked to many ailments and hormones imbalance, so you need to give up on them and go green.

Wellness

Two Ways to Simplify Your Leadership Style

Follow these two practices to simplify your leadership style, stop confusing employees, and increase your ability to positively influence followers.<p><i>Tony Bridwell is a Partner for Partners In Leadership, a leading management consulting firm, where he works with leaders to create greater</i> …

Leadership

Little Daily Habits That Will Make You A Better Manager

The mark of a good manager is always wanting to improve upon your management style. That means adopting little daily habits that will benefit your …

Productivity

15 Easy Ways to Develop Leadership Skills In Your Kids

<b>Today’s kids are the leaders of tomorrow.</b><p>Every kid has the potential to be a leader in some area of his or her life. Leaders come from a wide variety …

Self-improvement

11 Differences Between Busy People And Productive People

I spent a day with the world’s number one ultraman Kilian Jornet back in 2010. He told me about the difference between his life in the mountains and …

Time Management

12 Real Reasons Some People Never Seem to Have Enough Time

Many people today complain that they constantly don’t have enough time. They are so busy that they don’t have time for their families, work tasks, …

Time Management

20 Productivity Hacks You Need to Know

Productivity can be quite a difficult issue to tackle, especially while we are young and still trying to decide in which direction we should focus …

Productivity

The email habits of Jeff Bezos, Tony Hsieh, and 8 other super-successful people

That suffering increases exponentially when you're the leader of a company.<p>So how do top CEOs like Bill Gates and Tim Cook manage their overwhelming inbox flux?

Jeff Bezos

One CEO says these 3 'magic questions' make him a more effective leader

Rob Cromer, CEO of the advertising platform Adcade, likes to ask three "magic questions" to create transparent communication amongst his employees and effectively lead his team.<p>They aren't questions that he outwardly asks people; rather, they're a series of questions that he internalizes.<p>The …

Leadership

10 Things Successful People Do To Maximize Their Time

Successful people are great at making the most of their time. They understand that their time is equivalent to whatever money that can be made in …

Time Management

11 Ted Talks To Inspire You To Change The World

Each one of us can do something to change the world. But we all need to find our passion, a motivation inside of us to take us through the journey of …

Motivation

20 Signs That You've Got a Good Boss

I have just made a mental list of all the bosses I have had in my forty years of work. Some were pretty good; others were simply awful. Nowadays, the …

Warren Buffett