Damien Mok

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Why so many leaders are so lame

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p><i>Vince Molinaro was interviewed about this column by @CKNW</i> …

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Mobile Phones Are Changing Retail. Here's How. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Shoppers have the Internet in their pockets. For store owners, that’s changing the game.<p>Almost half of shoppers admit to having participated in “showrooming,” or going into a retail store to look at a product and then buying a less …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Retailers should focus on loyalty over promotions in apps | Retail Dive

The Starbucks app<p>It is clear from the current holiday season that retailers are enthusiastically using mobile applications to push promotions at …

Recruit Better Data Analysts

In the big data talent wars, most companies feel they’re losing. Marketing leaders are finding it difficult to acquire the right analytical talent. In the latest CMO Survey, only 3.4% senior marketers believe they have the right talent. Business-to-business companies have a bigger gap than …

GM, IBM Among Companies Joining With Schools to Cultivate Data Scientists

Corporate influence on education is a touchy subject, but when it comes to data-science education, corporations and academics are commingling more …

MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Slavoljub Pantelic<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been involved in online education since the early …

What Change Agents Value at Work

When it comes to change management, half the battle is making sure you have the right leaders in place. And that means looking carefully at their competencies, behavioral styles, and values.<p>To help with that challenge, my colleagues and I have created a change-agent profile. In our work assessing …

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

The labor market is about to be transformed by machine intelligence, the combination of ubiquitous data and the algorithms that make sense of them. That’s according to economist Tyler Cowen, in an argument spelled out in his recent book Average is Over. As Cowen sees it, your job prospects are …

The 10 Types of Instagram Users

Instagram is a great app for sharing creative and unique pictures. We have to admit though, we're starting to see some patterns emerge in the users …

Data-Driven Marketing Step Two: Tear Down The Silos

A recent study showed that most marketers believe silos –both internal and external to marketing –prevent them from effectively executing campaigns. Meanwhile, Gartner’s prediction that CMOs will soon be spending more on technology than their counterpart CIOs has IT worried that marketing is going …

Retail Analytics Creating Competitive Advantage, IBM Study Shows - IBM Retail Industry Blog

August 7, 2013 | Written by: Patricia Vekich Waldron<p>Categorized: Shopping Experience<p>Share this post:<p>Retail Analytics and Big Data Study Findings<p>IBM …

3 Key Traits Of An Analytics Director

<b>This blog is part of</b> <b>Aryng</b><b>’s analytics tips series for executives: CMO, Chief Product Officer, and CEO</b><p>One of my CEO friends is extremely disappointed with analytics. Not one to let such a feeling (about analytics) slide, I discovered that he had hired a chief data scientist about 18 months ago with …

Big Data and Advanced Analytics

Big Data and advanced analytics are critical topics for executives today. But many still aren't sure how to turn that promise into value. This presentation provides an overview of 16 examples and use cases that lay out the different ways companies have approached the issue and found value: …

Five Roles You Need on Your Big Data Team

While many companies obsess about how to turn their data into value, we find they spend too much time on the “data” and not enough time on the “people” side of the equation.<p>Getting the people side of the equation right, however, is not just about hiring the best talent (though that’s important, of …

McKinsey Report Sells Big Data Short As Game Changer

Even as the United States struggles to grow its economy, McKinsey & Co., a leading management consulting company, confirms in a new study what we already know: Big Data is a big deal. According to the report “Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal,” effective use of Big Data …

How is big data impacting traditional marketing roles? – live chat

Join us from 11am on Wednesday 7 August to discuss the alignment of digital marketing and data analytics, and what effect this has on the role of the chief marketing officer Sponsored feature<p>As Surjit Chana wrote for the Drum recently: "Marketing has always been based on a few core principles: …

Big Data Can Deepen or Dilute Caregiver-Patient Engagement | IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub

Bedside manner is something that some physicians have in spades and others totally lack. It’s not just a matter of personalities, etiquette and …

Big Data

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …