Michael Dale

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IBM revamps work space, brings cutting-edge feel

CLOSE<p>IBM's Poughkeepsie site gave a tour of its newly designed workspace, incorporating modern design elements to encourage collaboration.<p>In the two …

5 Underrated Leadership Qualities That Will Serve You Well In 2016

They’re not the classic high-octane leadership qualities we most often hear about: charisma, authority, the ability to inspire, and so on. But the following 5 underrated qualities can be of real long-term value in the day-to-day trenches of running an effective operation.<p><b>Calmness when making hard</b> …

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2016

The end of the year is here. It's time to focus on 2016.<p>Saying you want to be a better leader doesn't do much to propel your business forward without a strategy in place. If you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. In a survey by Deloitte, top executives in the U.S. are confident in their …

The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

12 Quick and Simple Ways to Become a Great Leader in 2016 | Inc.com

What's your resolution for the New Year? Exercise more? Quit a bad habit?<p>Chances are the people who work with you hope it's a resolution to become a better leader in 2016.<p>There are entire books written on the subject, but here are an even dozen simple things to keep in mind if this is your goal, …

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

Adhocracy for an agile age

The agile organizational model gives primacy to action while improving the speed and quality of the decisions that matter most.<p><b>Even as companies</b> from …

The Leadership Blind Spot That's Killing Your Business

There’s a dangerous black hole in your organization, and if you are in the C-Suite <i>you don’t even know it exists</i>. Whether you realize it or not, you have a leadership blind spot.<p>This black hole usually exists either right below your nose or two rungs down and, day by day, it’s sucking the life right …

Leadership

IBM and Apple can put Watson's A.I. insights inside Apple Watch

I spoke with IBM’s Vice President for the IBM/Apple Partnership, Kathryn White, to get a little more background on news Apple and IBM are extending …

Steal These Strategies To Motivate Millennials In The Workplace

“Parents can’t get them to mow the lawn or to make their bed, and we were getting them to show up to the office at 6:30 AM to make phone calls,” Peter Voogd said of his team of Millennials in a recent interview. But this anecdote isn’t the only example of Voogd’s expertise with Gen Y in the …

General Electric

IBM Bets on the Cognitive Era

Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, hopes that in the next 20 years, people will have their first experience with IBM products in the …

How to communicate effectively over emails at workplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Email is the most widely used tool for business communication at the workplace. We read and compose at least 50-60 emails a day on an average. Poorly …

The Introvert’s Guide To The Workplace Of The Future

Today’s workplaces can be rambunctious places for introverts, but there are ways to adapt.<p>Not too long ago, we’d all come to work, sit in our place, do our job, and then go home. It was usually more private–and more introvert-friendly. Today, up to five generations of people now work shoulder to …

IBM Launches Blue Box Private OpenStack Cloud Services on SoftLayer

Less than three months since buying the private cloud company <b>Blue Box</b>, <b>IBM</b> announced today that it has ported the private cloud software it gained via …

How To Take Advantage Of Your Brain’s Hidden Productivity Powers

Your mental lists are distracting you from other, more productive uses of your brain. Here’s how to do a weekly brain dump instead.<p>If you think keeping everything you need to know neatly packed away in your head is a smart way to run your life, you’re probably hurting your productivity and stifling …

Your 3-Step Plan To Do Less At Work (But Make An Even Bigger Impact)

When you want to move up in the workplace, your first instinct might be to ask yourself, “What can I add to my plate to impress people and really prove my worth around here?”<p>That may seem like a smart question to ponder, but in my opinion, it’s not always the right question to start off …

IBM is making a massive change thanks to Apple

Instead of viewing Apple as a bitter rival as it had for years, Big Blue is adopting the company as a vital partner.<p>IBM (IBM) is on track to become …

Modern Etiquette: Ten rules for success in the workplace | Reuters

August 3 (Reuters) - Over a century ago, legendary magnate John D. Rockefeller said, “I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other skill under the sun.”<p>Since then, studies by companies such as Google have echoed his thinking by pointing out that the most effective managers and …

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here’s how to break the cycle.<p>Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don’t delegate enough.<p>[Delegating] isn’t about managers losing control and …

Hidden Problems Behind Eliminating Employee Performance Review Ratings

With apologies to Mr. Twain for paraphrasing, reports on the death of performance ratings are not only grossly exaggerated, but missing the mark entirely. I’ve been following several performance management (PM) threads recently, including a video interview of “Firing Line with Bill Kutik,” who …

Human Resources

10 Tips to Reduce Stress by Leveraging Your Strengths | Inc.com

Do you know what the hidden costs are for yourself and your work? Creating a high-performance culture or high growth company for most people means increased hours, stress, and responsibilities. These aren't necessarily a bad thing unless it leads to burnout.<p>Workplace burnout is a major issue that …

What Isn’t Leadership?

What is leadership, anyway? Ask 100 companies, and you’ll get 100 answers, all describing different leadership models. If you break down each of …

4 Mistakes Really Nice Leaders Make

We all want to be liked and accepted in both our personal and professional lives. But when it comes to effective leadership, a high need to be liked …

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

No more pump and dump: IBM plans to ship employees’ breast milk home

Lactating is natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy—especially for working moms on the go.<p>In an effort to alleviate some of the logistical …

How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture

Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation when he abruptly and sharply interrupted, “Wait, …

Smarter use of tech can help create "HR superheroes," says IBM

Moviestore Collection/REX<p><b>Using HR tech, social media and collaborative working can help HR flourish during times of rapid change, delegates at the</b> …