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Teams: building, managing, leading, performing

Years ago, after finishing my bachelor in computer science, while doing my specialization studies in teaching and, later on, while doing my masters …

Reframe Problems with These 5 Questions

I’ll admit it. I was embarrassed. And frustrated.<p>I studied the problem. Interviewed experts. Meditated. Watched YouTube videos. Drew on a whiteboard. …

7 Insanely Powerful Lessons My Mentor Taught Me (Which I Didn't Realize Until Later)

This wisdom changed my life.<p>Having a mentor is more than an opportunity. A true mentorship is one filled with emotional investment--a desire in the mentor to see their knowledge manifest in another, and an ambition from the student to take each lesson to heart. In a true mentorship the student …

Motivation

The 5 Most Important Characteristics of Great Teams

Building a team that exceeds expectations every time is easy when you follow this formula. Don't leave your team results to chance!<p><b>"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships." ~Michael Jordan.</b><p>In all aspects of our life, teamwork plays a vital role. Whether we're on a field or in the …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Carnegie Mellon University

Aligning Our Sales Process With Our Prospect’s Buying Journeys

In complex sales environments, the role of the successful salesperson isn’t just about prospecting, qualifying and closing. In fact, the most …

You'll Need These 7 Skills to Become the Head Honcho | Inc.com

Leading isn't always natural. In fact, more times than not it's uncomfortable. There's a misconception that great leaders are born with certain qualities, that make them so. Now, that may be true to an extent, but with deliberate practice and a focus on self-improvement, anyone can become a better …

Self-improvement

What’s the Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning?

<i>This is the first of a multi-part series explaining the fundamentals of deep learning by long-time tech journalist Michael Copeland.</i><b></b>Artificial …

10 Things Employees Want From Leaders (But Won't Tell Them) | Inc.com

It's no secret. Employee satisfaction has everything to do with business success. An employee who jumps ship costs your business around 20 percent of his or her salary -- and that's just part of the impact. Workplace productivity, company culture and brand reputation can all suffer when just one …

Employee Engagement

The Dangers of Hiring a Nice CEO

A CEO we’ve worked with – let’s call him “Gary” – prides himself on being a collaborative leader who invests in consensus and builds relationships. Gary cares deeply about his employees and is eager to deliver. When he was first hired a couple of years ago, the board was deeply impressed by Gary’s …

What Is a Bank?

A series exploring the existential crisis facing banks in 2016<p>Published May 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET<p>The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank?<p>Of course you know the answer. A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that’s just the start.<p>In 2016 a big …

C-Level Meeting Preparation & Sales Questions

YouTube

How To Sleep Better: 5 Strategies For Tonight

Would you like to get more from your <i>six</i> hours of sleep than what others get from a full <i>eight</i> hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

Weight Loss

The 3 Mindset Shifts You Need For A Successful Digital Transformation

If you want to thrive in today’s digital landscape, you must re-think three fundamental activities for your business: How you define and develop your products and services; how you interact with your customers; and how you attract and retain new customers.<p>Keri Gohman, Executive Vice President and …

It is 6 Times More Expensive to Win a New Customer than to Retain an Existing One

A quote from well-known customer service and customer experience advocate Bill Quiseng encourages organizations to “work as hard to keep a customer …

Customer Experience

Brits are getting pickier, as loyalty programme membership plummets by 15 per cent in two years

Brits are less loyal than ever as far as the finance and business sector is concerned.<p>Membership to company loyalty schemes has fallen 15 per cent in …

Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we’ve moved on.<p>A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with …

Welcome to GoogleBank, Facebook Bank, Amazon Bank, and Apple Bank

How would you like to bank with Apple, Google, Amazon, or Facebook? This is the question Fujitsu has just asked a sample of some 7,000 people …

Banking

Why Strategy, Not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation?

<b>Every company in the world is looking to secure its digital future. This ‘digital transformation’ is a difficult process to master. Companies need to</b> …

Customer Experience

Digital priorities for the CIO in 2016

In an era of fast change, disruptive tech, and too many priorities, what will the CIO really need to focus on this year to deliver combined technical …

IDG Contributor Network: Digital transformation: Why it's important to your organization

Is your organization embracing digital transformation? What is digital transformation exactly? And if you are not embracing it, should …

Samsung phone talks through your motorcycle screen

Motorcycling is pretty much a solitary activity, with the rider ensconced inside his or her helmet while riding. But in today’s wired, wireless and …

We got eight Indian startup CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

From business plans to work culture, Indian startups have done most things differently from traditional companies.<p>Even when it comes to building teams, most entrepreneurs are now looking beyond conventional qualities such as qualification, experience, or success at previous jobs.<p>Like their unusual …

Fixing business models by design

We live in a time of new business models, exponential technologies and digital native customers. Businesses are being challenged and looking for innovation. Some designers who design products and services today are the creators of new organisations and businesses tomorrow. Let me share some of the …

Simple Ways Leaders Can Help to Refocus a Team’s Negative Outlook

A mindset increasingly prevalent in today’s workplace that infects other team members’ motivation and drive is a negative attitude. In order to learn …

At Citi, Software-Defined Architecture Delivers

×<p><i>Citi’s investments in software-defined data centers are a market differentiator, enabling IT to help foster behavioral and cultural changes throughout the organization.</i><p>At Citi, the IT services we provide to our customers are built on top of thousands of physical and virtual systems deployed …

7 Trickiest Job Interview Questions: Answered.

The job interview can be a minefield.<p>Even seemingly simple job interview questions work on several levels – what you say, how you say it and the …