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How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

A Testable Idea Is Better than a Good Idea

The most irritating innovation insight I’ve had seems paradoxical, but it’s true: good ideas are bad for innovators. Honest.<p>At first, I didn’t believe it either. What could be bad about good ideas? Then, in my work with organizations and executive education students, I started paying even closer …

Amazingly Detailed Negative Space Illustrations That Are Carved Out Of Knives

<b>Artist</b> Li Hongbo, who created these astounding “slinky” paper sculptures, is back with another compelling collection of artworks—this time around, …

Knives

Kids should code: why 'computational thinking' needs to be taught in schools

Unchecked, automation will destroy many skilled jobs and push people into insecure, unskilled work. The winners will be those who learn how to code<p>On Wednesday lunchtimes at Altona Primary, it’s not just the basketball court or the cricket pitch which is the place for students to be. It’s the …

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

Develop Strategic Thinkers Throughout Your Organization

In study after study, strategic thinkers are found to be among the most highly effective leaders. And while there is an abundance of courses, books, articles and opinions on the process of strategic planning, the focus is typically on an isolated process that might happen once or twice per year. In …

Simple Rules for SharePoint Permissions

I get questions all the time about how to set up permissions in SharePoint.Permissions are hard. It’s not just you. And if you don’t do them right, …

It’s Not Just For Your Brain: Meditating Can Actually Change Your DNA

The benefits of mindfulness meditation just keep piling up.<p>Meditation is good for you. We don’t need to tell you that. The chorus of voices extolling the virtues of mindfulness is never-ending: It decreases stress. It helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your …

Why You Need To Stop Looking For Moonshot Ideas And Focus On 3 Simple Solutions

Not every new idea has to be the greatest innovation the world has seen. Here’s the case for making little things count.<p>I don’t believe in great ideas. The power of an idea isn’t in its creativity, brilliance, or originality, because what are ideas before they turn into action? How should we feel …

The Degree Is Doomed

The credential — the degree or certificate — has long been the quintessential value proposition of higher education. Americans have embraced degrees with a fervor generally reserved for bologna or hot dogs. Everyone should have them! Many and often! And their perceived value elsewhere in the world …

Microsoft 365 Blog

The rise of mobile technology and cloud computing has transformed the way we work, making collaboration not only easier, but also essential for the …

Inner and outer joins SQL examples and the Join block

In this post I'll show you how to do all the main types of Joins with clear SQL examples. The examples are written for Microsoft SQL Server, but very …

Databases

Why Self-Managed Teams Are the Future of Business | Inc.com

<b>Self-Managed Teams Are Already A Proven Success</b><p>A recent Harvard Business Journal article was titled, "Are We Ready for Self-Management?" as if this is a new, experimental thing. The fact is that many large, highly successful companies like W. L. Gore, Semco, Barry Wehmiller and countless others …

Management

7 Essentials For Leaders To Develop Trust

Trust doesn’t come naturally with the job title. You have to earn it from your employees. Here’s how.<p>There is perhaps nothing that harms an organization more than a lack of trust in those leading it. Yet trust seems to be a very fickle idea, very difficult to develop and maintain, and yet so easy …

A Year of Leadership Lessons--in 5 Minutes | Inc.com

Often called one of the most influential business gurus and leadership thinkers of the modern era, Peter Drucker spent 26 years working with Joseph Maciariello at Claremont Graduate University. After Drucker died in 2005, Maciariello garnered access to a trove of Ducker's consultations with …

Leadership

5 quick things you can do today to boost your creativity

<b>1. Want to be more creative? Get happy.</b><p>Our diary study revealed a definitive connection between positive emotion and creativity. We looked at …

Why Open Leadership Has Become Essential

You would not be reading this if open source software did not exist. Without open source standards, the Internet would not exist. This article would not exist. Those of you whose parents met on Match.com would not exist. All of you should be thankful for open source software. Now, as the world has …

How to Disagree with Your Boss

Harsha thought things were going well in his new role. Six months earlier, he was hired by Najib, a wealthy and powerful man in Dubai, to turn around the flagging reputation and prospects of a five-star business hotel. It took little time for Harsha to identify three areas of focus that he was …

Leadership Experts Worry About Process, Leaders Worry About Results

Leaders and the people who study them couldn’t be more different.<p>Most management experts and gurus and consultants favor <i>process</i> over <i>product</i>. They believe that, if you manage according to certain rules and principles, you’ll get the best outcomes.<p>But most effective, successful leaders favor <i>product</i> …

Statistics Are Dead - Long Live Data Science… | Articles | Big Data

I keep hearing Data Scientists say that ‘Statistics is Dead’, and they even have big debates about it, attended by the good and great of Data …

This Key Part Of Windows 10 Will Help Microsoft Beat Back Apple

On Thursday, Microsoft announced a new feature that could really help Windows 10 turn enterprise heads: private app stores, which Microsoft is calling a store portal. (In geek speak this is called "mobile application management.")<p>Microsoft will allow IT professionals to buy applications in bulk …

‘Facebook at Work’ app targets Slack and Google

It’s not enough for Facebook Inc. to cash in on workers wasting time on the social network at work, it wants a piece of Slack, LinkedIn and Google …

How Innovators Think, And What They Do About It

It sounds like a hoax. It’s not. An article last week in USA Today confirmed that Pepsico is testing a new Dorito flavored Mountain Dew. Ready for the name? It’s called “Dewitos.”<p>This strange new flavor quickly became the topic of conversation at workshop we were hosting as the executive …

70% of managers actually make their teams worse

Moneyball has been the talk of baseball for years. Its creator, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane, has used the approach to guide his team, with one of the lowest payrolls in the league, to the playoffs in eight of the past 15 seasons. And the front office of the Boston Red Sox famously used …

Employee Engagement

Why Your Employees Should Come Before Customers | Inc.com

Spout the oft-touted maxim "the customer is always right" and Josiah Humphrey and Mark McDonald may shake their heads. The co-CEOs and founders of the app development company Appster run their company with an entirely different philosophy: Employees first, customers second. The 150-person, …

Business Strategy

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

Ramp Introduces Native Video For SharePoint #smwest

Video for SharePoint or Office 365! Before this week, it was a pretty low key affair. Now Microsoft is launching a video service. And just yesterday, …

Microsoft SharePoint

An Engineer’s Thoughts on Work/Life Balance

Several months ago I became so busy with work that I subconsciously compiled a script that auto-executed every time someone asked any question vaguely resembling, “How have you been?”. I didn’t have time to think of a human answer, so without hesitation, the canned response “busy” would sound from …

Productivity