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From Office Footwear To Bad Interview Answers: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories

This week’s top stories dissect which phrases your coworkers hate hearing and how to avoid the worst answers to common job interview questions.<p>This week, we identified the common sayings that can make everyone hate working with you, the worst answers people give to job interview questions, and …

Employment

To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle

What company would spend thousands — or even millions — of dollars, year in and year out, without knowing the return? When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them.<p>In a 2014 survey, 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how …

Human Resources

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

Executives and managers invest a lot of effort and time building trust in their teams: both establishing trust in their employees and ensuring that their employees trust them in return. But many employees say they do not feel trusted by their managers. And when employees don’t feel trusted, …

Management

584: How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures

The Caregivers and the Elders

<i>This photo essay features images of caregivers at work in eastern Massachusetts, in their offices and in the homes of the elderly clients they serve, made by photographer Amanda Swinhart. Here’s what’s behind the essay, in her words:</i><p>Aging is something most of us do not like to think about. Though …

Rhode Island

Benefits of CRM for Higher Education Institutions

More and more higher education institutions (HEIs) are now adopting Customer Relationship Management systems to attract, retain and serve its …

Record Numbers Of Students Now Leave University With Top Degrees - But Employers Think It’s Irrelevant

A quarter of uni leavers now achieve a first class degree.<p>Record numbers of students are now leaving university with top degrees, with almost one in …

Higher Education

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new edtech …

Education Technology

Finding hidden leaders

Organizations should learn to hunt, fish, and trawl for the best talent.<p><b>Searching for the next</b> generation of business leaders represents one of the …

Human Resources

Re-Think Leadership Development to Ensure Initiatives Support Organizational Strategy

For leadership development initiatives to be truly effective, they should align with an organization's corporate strategy. However, such programs …

Human Resources

Las Vegas’s city government is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and more cities will follow

Ten years of effort finally paid off for Las Vegas this week when officials announced the city government will now be powered entirely by renewable energy. After a large solar array, Boulder Solar 1, came online on Dec. 12, the city was able to buy enough carbon-free electricity to power its 140 …

Renewable Energy

New UN leader pledges to promote peace

UNITED NATIONS — António Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year’s Day, promising to be a bridge-builder but facing an antagonistic incoming U.S. administration led by Donald Trump, who thinks the world body’s 193 member states do nothing except talk and have a good time.<p>The …

United Nations

Remembering Elie Wiesel, In His Words

Elie Wiesel survived concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald to become a Nobel Laureate, activist and defender of human rights. He died this summer at age 87.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>A number of influential people died in 2016, and we're taking a moment now to remember one of them, a man …

Elie Wiesel

Amazon Echo Now An Expert Murder Witness?

Cops have asked Amazon to reveal any audio it might have stored after a man is murdered in a hot tub in Arkansas. The crime, committed in Bentonville, happened in a hot tub, but police found an Echo at the scene and wanted Amazon to unlock any audio it has sent to its cloud servers. Amazon refused, …

Smart Homes

How Comedy Became Education's Best Critic

Late-night hosts including John Oliver and Samantha Bee devoted air time to school-related issues this year, pushing the topics into mainstream conversation.<p><i>This is the second installment in our series examining the intersections of education and entertainment in 2016. Read a previous entry on</i> …

Education

Will America's Nuclear Weapons Always Be Safe From Hackers?

The future arsenal will be networked, presenting unique security challenges for the U.S. Air Force.<p>Future nuclear missiles may be siloed but, unlike their predecessors, they’ll exhibit “some level of connectivity to the rest of the warfighting system,” according to Werner J.A. Dahm, the chair of …

Military

A History of Yahoo Hacks - MIT Technology Review

Yahoo has admitted that a major security breach of its systems affected more than a billion users. It’s the worst in its history, and perhaps the …

E-Mail

New cybersecurity guidelines for medical devices tackle evolving threats

The FDA outlined how medical device manufacturers should ward off cyberattacks, but didn’t include plans for enforcement<p>Today, the US Food and Drug Administration released its recommendations for how medical device manufacturers should maintain the security of internet-connected devices, even after …

Cybersecurity

How To Live With Internet Trolls

When Leslie Jones was recently driven off Twitter by hate-filled, racist tweets, her travails attracted a wave of public support and the personal …

Full Disclosure: Why We Say Too Much When We Write Online

The internet is an emotional vampire.<p>Scroll through your latest social network updates—or the headlines on Medium and other blogging sites—and you’ll …

Unbundling Higher-Ed Tech: “The Place We Will Go” in 2017

Postsecondary Learning<p>Unbundling Higher-Ed Tech: “The Place We Will Go” in 2017<p>By Matthew Rascoff     Dec 28, 2016<p>graphicglobe/ Shutterstock<p>“Oh, The …

How Broken Is College, and Can We Fix it?

Addressing the challenges facing colleges is about safeguarding the social mobility and economic vitality they enable.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Higher Education

Cathy O'Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction,' on the dark side of big data

Cathy O’Neil calls herself a data skeptic. A former hedge fund analyst with a PhD in mathematics from<p>Harvard University, theOccupy Wall Streetactivist left finance after witnessing the damage wrought by faulty math in the wake of the housing crash.<p>In her latest book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," …

Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It

The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which …

Education

How Long Before AI Systems Are Hacked in Creative New Ways? - MIT Technology Review

The latest artificial-intelligence techniques are being adopted by companies at a blistering pace. Before long, hackers might start taking a closer …

Machine Learning

Recode Daily: Obama hits Russia with sanctions and expulsions for election hacking

Russia vows to retaliate.<p><b>In response to Russian hacking</b> and interference with the presidential election, President Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies from the U.S. and sanctions against Russian intelligence agencies and individuals. Russia vowed to retaliate. — [David E. …

Russia

Is an NSA contractor the next Snowden? In 2017, we hope to find out | Ars Technica

These 5 cases touch on the near-future of drones, privacy and IP law.<p>We covered a ton of legal cases in 2016.<p>The entire Apple encryption saga …

Kim Dotcom

Obama’s Russian Hacking Retaliation Is Biggest “Since the Cold War" | WIRED

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 12.29.16.<p>Time of Publication: 4:53 pm. 4:53 pm<p>Obama’s Russian Hacking Retaliation …

Homeland Security Chief Cites Phishing As Top Hacking Threat

Connect an IoT device like a security camera to the Internet, and someone will start attacking it within seconds. It’s a terrifying prospect, yet law enforcement officials are much more concerned about your trusty old inbox when it comes to security.<p>Speaking at the Financial Crimes and …

Cybersecurity