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8 Insights on Leadership from GM CEO Mary Barra and the Wharton People Analytics Conference - The Wharton School

EMBA student Robert Chen, WG’19, an executive coach at Exec|Comm in New York City, highlights takeaways about leadership from Mary Barra, CEO of …

Leadership

Serverless Architectures: A Paradigm Shift in Application Security

"Serverless" forces software architects and developers to approach security by building it in rather than bolting it on. But there is a downside.<p>One …

Microservices

Agile, Kanban & Scrum, Oh My: Which Product Management Method Is Right For You?

The software industry has come a long way from its early anti-establishment roots. In fact, if metrics like cultural influence, market capitalization …

Project Management

How to Avoid 6 Common Digital Workplace Communications Problems

One in three US workers are ready to quit their jobs because of poor workplace communication, according to recent research from San Bruno, …

Employee Engagement

Where AI Is Working, Where AI Needs Work

If you’re a sports fanatic, you probably were glued to your television watching this year’s March Madness matchups. And more than likely, you saw IBM …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Artificial Intelligence

What Sets Effective Intranets Apart?

An intranet is a vital part of any digital workplace strategy. When done right, an intranet can act as a functional resource for employees while also …

Information Architecture

Design Thinking Is B.S.

In a recent talk at the School of Visual Arts, Pentagram partner Natasha Jen argues against the cult of design thinking.<p><i>This article was adapted with permission from a talk Pentagram partner Natasha Jen gave for the MA Design Research, Writing, and Criticism Department at the School of Visual Arts</i> …

Design

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

Writing

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Self-awareness
Artificial Intelligence

Data Is a Big Deal, So Treat It That Way

<i>“In God we trust, all others must bring data.” — often attributed to W. Edwards Deming</i> Data is the foundation for all that organizations do in …

Big Data

The Governance and Ownership of Internet of Things (IoT)

Talk to any C-Suite executive about the Internet of Things (IoT) and they think opportunity, business success or, with executives that are already …

Internet of Things

6 Disciplines of Leadership That Inspires Ownership

A major shift in leadership can inspire employees to go beyond responsibility.<p>Over the years, I have had the honor of speaking with hundreds of business leaders in many industries through my podcast and my work with companies on rapid growth. Most recently, I interviewed CEOs from the 2017 Inc 5000 …

Employment

How to love criticism

What if you could tell your co-workers what you really think of them? At the world's most successful hedge fund, everyone is rated and ranked …

Warby Parker

Transcending Either-Or Decision Making

<b>Jennifer Riel,</b> an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, presents a model way to solve problems: integrative thinking. It’s taking the best from two inadequate options to come up with a successful solution. She gives examples from the film industry to show how CEOs have put the …

Profit

Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now

There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the …

Flat Earth

Our 6 Must Reads for Managers to Give Feedback That Helps People Grow

Some of the most popular advice we've ever given on First Round Review concerns feedback. There's a reason why Kim Scott's piece on how to give …

Human Resources

Interruption is Not Collaboration

What’s happening?Hey, are you busy? Can you listen to this real quick? It’s an episode about interruptions in the workplace. You’ll hear from …

Collaboration

Primer: When You Have Too Much to Do

You have a to-do list that scrolls on for days. You are managing multiple projects, getting lots of email and messages on different messaging …

Time Management

How to Be Friends with Someone Who Works for You

Working as a senior executive can be a lonely job. You have to deliver tough messages. You can’t always be transparent about your own challenges. And you must keep key decisions confidential until the timing is right.<p>There’s no way to escape the necessary burdens of authority. And, from time to …

Transparency

How to (Try to) Not Take Things Personally

We all have our soft spots—the tender underbellies of our psyche. But to the hypersensitive among us, a gentle poke can feel more like a thwack from …

Leadership

Everything Easy is Hard Again

This talk was given on October 12, 2017 at Mirror Conf in Braga, Portugal, and again on February 9, 2018 at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin.<p>This …

Time I

These AR Goggles Are Making Faster Fixes in Oil Fields

Replacing parts of an outdated Baker Hughes turbine at a petrochemical plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is about as fun as it sounds. The chore was …

Augmented Reality

VR is a great destination, not a mere pit stop to AR

If you’ve spent any time reading about virtual reality and augmented reality, you’ve certainly encountered some variation on this phrase: “VR is only a stepping stone to AR.” Just this past week, Epic Games’ chief Tim Sweeney called AR “a superset of VR.” The implication is that as VR grows, it …

Virtual Reality

The Illusory Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Many people find the idea that there are many different types of intelligence very appealing. Howard Gardner disparages IQ tests as having limited …

Emotional Intelligence

The State Department Has Reportedly Purchased a $15,000 iPhone Encryption Cracking Device

A department of the US State Department dedicated to diplomatic security has reportedly procured a $15,000, Apple TV-sized device its manufacturers …

U.S. Dept. of State

A 21-year old Swedish AI prodigy wants to revolutionize the $6 trillion education industry – here’s why 'Zuck' and Tim Cook are impressed

• Sana Labs is an edtech startup founded by 21-year old Joel Hellermark.<br>• It provides AI platform that individualizes a student’s learning in subjects …

Artificial Intelligence

The Purpose Revolution

Do decisions in your job cause you discomfort? Do you wish you could use your role to do something great? Maybe you feel like the loudest voice in …

Leadership

How to Start Improving Digital Literacy in Your Workplace

Where should organizations get started with digital literacy? What skills do they need to foster in the workforce? For practitioners trying to come …

Employee Engagement