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Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that’s changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn’t awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that took advantage of new technologies, …

What Agile Concepts Are Being Used Outside of Product Development?

<i>What are some examples of Agile concepts being successfully used outside of IT/software product development? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alex Cowan, Faculty at UVA Darden & Partner at</b> …

Product Management

Mattel Is Building An Alexa For Kids

Her name is Aristotle, and she has eyes, and ears, inside your child’s bedroom.<p>“What do you want to ask Google?” my wife asked our toddler after installing Google Home.<p>“Everything,” he responded in the most casual and sincere way. <i>Duh</i>. Of course a young human with endless questions would have …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

The 10 Coolest Network Security Products Of 2016 (So Far)

<b>PAN-OS 7.1</b><p>Palo Alto Networks rolled out enhancements to its platform in April, adding new features around cloud and application security in the …

Palo Alto Networks

7 Deadly Sins of First-Time Leaders and How to Avoid Them

We get prmoted for our expertise and fired for out lack of leadership. Here are 7 mistakes that rookie leaders make and what we can do to avoid them.<p>Becoming a leader for the first time is a highlight of our careers. It shows that not only are we an expert at what we do but that we also have the …

Leadership

How These 7 Simple Phrases Can Help You Become an Effective Leader

These simple phrases will help you motivate and inspire your team.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>The first time I had the responsibility to actually lead people, I can't remember saying a single thing that felt</i> …

10 3D Touch shortcuts no iPhone user should have to live without

The tech media has turned pretty negative on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ever since Apple reported a sharp decline in sales. The company simply …

Here’s What You Need to Do in Order to Be a Great Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have

These unexpected qualities set truly exceptional leaders apart from merely ordinary ones.<p>There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the …

Five Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting A Management Position

A more prestigious position won’t necessarily make you happier, so ask these questions to figure out if a step up is a step forward.<p>The fatter paycheck. The bigger office. The increased authority to make decisions . . .<p>To most people, moving into a management role seems like a natural rite of …