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Google Increased New Employee Productivity by 25 Percent With 1 Email. Here's What You Need to Know

Yet another example of when 'back to the basics' is great advice.<p>Onboarding, a term used to describe the period between job offer acceptance and assimilation (anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on the organization), is a critical time for new employees. Not only do they have to tackle a …

New Google Research: The Highest Performing Teams All Have Managers With These 2 Skills

Google has just updated its 'Project Oxygen' research, adding two more skills to its list of manager must haves.<p>Some people view great leadership as an art or a natural gift. Not Google. Ten years ago the famously data-obsessed company decided to apply the full force of its considerable number …

How to Be a Good Board Chair

Most board chairs are experienced leaders. Half the chairs of the S&P 500 double as their companies’ chief executives, and the vast majority of the rest are former CEOs. But the close association of the two positions creates problems. It’s difficult for a board led by the CEO to serve as a check on …

The 4 Types of Ineffective Apologies

When I was growing up, one of my favorite television shows was <i>Happy Days</i>, and my favorite character on that show was Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli — or …

Positive Thinking

Why Company Culture Goes Bad -- And How To Fix It

Dear Liz,<p>I started working for my current organization four years ago.<p>I was hired as the Credit Manager. Two years ago I moved over to Compensation and Benefits.<p>I took a one-year leave of absence when I had my daughter.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>When I came back to work I noticed huge changes in the culture …

Employment

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

The Brilliant, Honest Way This Governor Handled the Hurricanes Is the Best Leadership Lesson of 2017 | Inc.com

I was born on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This year, my father survived both hurricanes--Irma and Maria--on the island. One of his biggest takeaways? The leadership displayed by the governor of the Virgin Islands, Kenneth Mapp.<p>Leading well is always challenging, but it's especially hard …

Leadership

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

A wonderful <i>New York Times</i> article from 2007 recounted the 20th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of …

New York City

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Tax Changes

Here's how the U.S. tax system is changing for 2018 and beyond.<p>President Trump recently signed the tax reform bill into law, and it makes major …

Pragmatically storing security sensitive data using AWS KMS

<i>This article was first published on my blog as "Painlessly storing security sensitive data using AWS KMS and OpenSSL".</i><p><i>TL;DR:</i> In this post, I am going …

Why True Leadership Is Never About Listening, According To This Expert | Inc.com

Everybody says that listening is the most important thing that a great leader can do.<p>But I'm telling you, forget about listening.<p>Let me explain. Now, as the owner and CEO of my company, I definitely agree that listening to your employees is a great thing to do. And, most leaders have good …

Employment

Want to Dramatically Improve Your Work Life? Start Having Radically Candid Conversations | Inc.com

We were in a trendy restaurant in east London. The conversation and drinks were flowing. At the end of the meal, my friend muttered, "This is going to be an awkward conversation." When the restaurant manager was in range, my buddy signaled him over. With chagrin, he stated that the steak was …

How bad decision making could undermine good innovation

Here’s a scary thought for decision makers inside large organizations grappling with digital transformation. You can actually be innovative and have mechanisms in place to react to disruptive forces, and still get steamrolled as layers of internal management turn your creative ideas into something …

The difference between a strong leader and a weak leader

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

We Tried Really Hard To Beat Face ID—and Failed (So Far)

When Apple announced the iPhone X last month—its all-screen, home-button-less, unlock-with-a-look flagship—it placed an enormous bet on facial …

Short Hair

3 Things That CEOs Do To Build Great Teams | Inc.com

Products and be copied. Services can be replicated. What's the one thing that your competitors can't touch? Your human capital.<p>The only truly sustainable source of competitive advantage is your people, but most companies treat it as an afterthought. Sales, marketing, and customer service absorb 100 …

Human Resources

Four Lessons for New CEOs | Inc.com

<i>By Louise Lee | Stanford Business contributor</i><p>Years ago, Kevin Taweel, chief executive and co-founder of cellphone insurance provider Asurion, was grappling with high employee turnover and other issues in the company's round-the-clock call center. To check if the center was functioning in the wee …

Leadership

Steve Jobs called HP at 12 years old to ask for help — and his story shows what sets highly successful people apart

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i>— sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>Granted, it's often not easy to …

Keeping computers secure is becoming a nearly impossible task

Imagine a lethal form of bird flu in the wild.<p>To prevent infestation, your solution is to station sharpshooters along the border to shoot each bird that flies into your territory and also analyze each bird already within that territory to determine if it is a carrier. But it only takes one breach …

Miserable or Just Mismeasured | U.S. Trust

U.S. Productivity Growth: Miserable Or Just Mismeasured<p>Theories on why the GDP still hasn't lived up to expectations<p>BY EMMANUEL D. HATZAKIS, DIRECTOR, AND RODRIGO C. SERRANO, VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICE<p>Rather than a productivity slowdown, we may be in an early phase of significant …

Bank of America

3 Unmistakable Signs of True Leadership, According to an Author Who Interviewed 525 CEOs | Inc.com

<i>The New York Times</i> journalist Adam Bryant has been dazzling readers of his Corner Office column for a decade. He says the ambition behind it all started with a simple idea. "What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?"<p>The feature quickly developed a loyal …

Leadership

One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn from It

Almost a year ago, the Indian government rolled out an unprecedented policy move. Arguably, it was a time when the country was poised for economic success. With $9.49 trillion in purchasing power parity, it was the third-largest (in PPP terms) and the fastest-growing large economy in the world. On …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It | Inc.com

In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies to develop programs that help their highest potential leaders take that next step.<p>Regardless of the circumstance, we …

Leadership

CNN's Jake Tapper Gives Genius Career Advice. Here Are 6 Ways to Build On It | Inc.com

This past spring, CNN's Jake Tapper was given an honor bigger than moderating Presidential Primary debates (which he has--twice), more impressive than hosting a weekday and Sunday morning show for CNN (which he does), or more remarkable than being viewed as one of Washington's most respected chief …

New algorithm helps turn low-resolution images into detailed photos, ‘CSI’-style

Anyone who has ever worked with image files knows that, unlike the fictional world of shows like <i>CSI</i>, there’s no easy way to take a low-resolution …

Machine Learning

4 Unmistakable Signs It's Time to Leave Your Company | Inc.com

A 2009 survey conducted by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway, authors of <i>T</i><i>oxic Workplace! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power</i>, found that 64 percent of people were currently working with someone they considered toxic, and 94 percent said they had worked with someone toxic …

The Workplace

The Ultimate Guide to Integrating Marketing and Sales to Actually Drive Revenue

In a perfect world, marketing and sales would be close friends.In our world, they’re not enemies. But they also aren’t the best of buds.At least, …

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issues medium severity alert on 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a medium severity alert for Bad Rabbit, a ransomware that spread in <b>Ukraine,</b> …