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5 Daily Habits of Great Leaders

Great leaders separate themselves from the pack in distinct ways. Here are five of them!<p>There are certain personality traits that make it easier to become a great leader, but the fact is that anyone can ascend to that level through commitment and discipline. Only through experience can you start to …

Marissa Mayer

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure

Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Incredibly Thought-Provoking Tech Innovations From SxSW 2015

Here are the big ideas in tech I've found at the South by Southwest conference so far.<p>I can't believe this is my first South by Southwest conference. How did this happen? It's a goldmine of ideas. Unlike the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas every January, this Austin conference brings some …

Malcolm Gladwell

Recent Survey Reveals Four Of The Top Leadership Behaviors

There’s a leadership gap that exists in industry today. In government, education, business and non-profit sectors, leadership have become an exception rather than the rule due mainly to the “me” centric approach that governs self-interest. If leadership is about authentic self-expression that …

Leadership

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

Emotional Intelligence

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Mind

Apple Watch Hands-On: A First Look at Software, Apple Pay, Water Resistance, and More

We got several hands-on first impressions of the Apple Watch following its September debut, but at that time, finished versions of the Apple Watch with fully functional software were not available.<p>As of today, members of the press are getting their first look at Apple Watches running near-complete …

Smartwatches

Home Page

One of the challenges of business communication is that the objectives can get a bit murky from time to time. The longstanding pursuit of …

Using Pattern Recognition to Enhance Memory and Creativity

<i>"If seven friends in turn rapidly told him their phone numbers, he could calmly wait until the last digit was spoken and then, from memory, key all seven friends' numbers into his phone's contact list without error."</i><p>What makes the difference, Bor argues, is a concept called <i>chunking</i>, which allows us …

How Employee Engagement Drives Growth

Engaged companies outperform their competition, Gallup finds. And when it comes to assessing their workforces' engagement, those companies measure …

Are You a Good Boss?

How do you know that you’re a good boss? There is good reason to ask this question and to be honest with ourselves about the answer.<p>We have an …

Talent Management

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Mindfulness

Why You're Not A Leader

Everybody thinks they’re a leader – most are far from it. The harsh reality is that we live in a world awash with wannabe leaders. As much as some don’t want to admit it, not everyone can or should become a leader (my take on the born vs. made argument). Simply desiring to be a leader doesn’t mean …

Who should and should not be talking to your fridge?

<i>Attend Solid 2015 to explore the IoT’s impact on privacy and security.</i><p>Here’s the scenario today: I am out of milk, and my refrigerator sits there, …

We Know How You Feel

Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can’t wait.<p>Three years ago, archivists at A.T. & T. stumbled upon a rare fragment of computer history: a short film that Jim Henson produced for Ma Bell, in 1963. Henson had been hired to make the film for a conference that the company …

How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

Sony Ericsson

Why data science matters and how technology makes it possible

Image copyright Hilary Mason.When Hilary Mason talks about data, it’s a good idea to listen.She was chief data scientist at Bit.ly, data scientist in …

Big Data