Leadership

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by Anthony Mitchell<p>Ask people "Do you have above average looks?" Research shows that roughly 90 per cent will say yes. Ask "Do you have above average …

Australian News

6 Types of Testing To Know For Microservices Architectures

Software testing is critical to evaluating and improving the performance, security, and overall success of an application. It requires the dedicated …

DevOps

ETF Leader Board: 2007-2017

It's time once again to review the ETF Leader Board. Data is updated through June 2017 and goes back 10.5 years to 2007. We look at the winners over …

Business

Business can fill the Trump leadership vacuum

Are we entering a new era of the statesman chief executive? It’s a question worth asking after the disbanding of President Donald Trump’s two major …

Marc Benioff

Trump’s CEO council wanted to influence politics, which is why they were right to quit on him

America’s CEOs tripped over each other this week as they raced towards the White House Manufacturing Advisory Council exits. Membership unraveled so quickly that Trump tweeted out the termination of the group, and his Strategy and Policy Forum, to spare himself and the members any further …

Big Ideas

Xerox CEO: The Hardest Part of Leading a Company Transition

Jeff Jacobson has been CEO of Xerox for only eight months and it is the first time he’s been in charge of a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company. …

Management

Building a Company Culture Means Asking for Feedback

Company culture is playing an increasingly larger role in the job selection process. A few years ago, ping pong tables in an office started a trend …

Management

Is Humility the Secret to Business Success Today?

Don’t mistake the recent dishonorable departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick as an isolated incident. It’s a sign of something bigger — and something …

Management

As Your Culture Goes, So Goes Your Company.

Society tolerates behaviors inimical to the wellbeing of your company.<p>Every great company requires a foundation, and the foundation of a company is its culture. I’ve known this for a long time, that’s why I spend much energy making sure the culture at my companies match who I am. It’s my company, …

Management

7 Traits That Mean You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur (Otherwise, Don't Quit Your Day Job)

Building a business is always hard work, but I've found that your level of commitment is more often the key to success. Test yours here against the best.<p>In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, "In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig …

Entrepreneurship

Why security leadership is essential for your company

Nobody needs to be told how the internet’s growth is giving way to new opportunities and opening new doors — but what exactly are these new possibilities?<p>Security leadership is one of many new opportunities, but it’s often not taken seriously enough because. Most of the new phenomena created by the …

Management

Recognize the messenger – Signal v. Noise

The way we treat the bearer of bad news, criticism, and new ideas matters. Here’s how to do it well.<p>“Employee recognition” is all the rage lately.<p>The …

Employment

Why Business Leaders Are No Longer Afraid to Get Political

They are finding that they risk more when they do not speak up about matters of national concern.<p>Start Slideshow<p>This week saw a slew of top names in tech and business responding to the fallout from the violence and protests in Charlottesville, Va. At issue for many leaders was President Donald …

Management

The No. 1 Way Entrepreneurs Continue to Undermine Their Own Businesses

The very same things that can propel entrepreneurs to greatness, can also hold them back.<p>What qualities does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?<p>Fearlessness, determination, self-reliance, persistence, confidence -- the list of self-important, chest-thumping personality traits goes on and …

Entrepreneurship

IDG Contributor Network: A team or B team?

As a former product manager, I was curious about whether the concept of A team versus B team existed within IT organizations as well. To facilitate …

Management

How you and your co-founder can develop a reliable relationship

Many entrepreneurs think that once they’ve found the right person to partner with, the rest of the relationship will be smooth sailing. While it’s true that finding someone with shared values and vision can put you on the path to success, you have to remember that strong business relationships …

Management

As Investors Boo CEO Exit, What Next for Infosys?: QuickTake Q&A

Infosys Ltd. could do with some support. A spat between the board of the Indian computer services giant and its founders -- led by ex-chairman NR …

Business

How Marie Tillman Overcame Personal Tragedy and Emerged as a Resilient Entrepreneur

The Mac & Mia founder says it comes down to finding your purpose and passion and being humble enough to ask for help.<p>For Marie Tillman, success means transcending the limits of finite resources and empowering people to use their skills in new ways.<p>She is the founder and CEO of Mac & Mia, a …

Management

Thorton on the Disconnect Between C-Suite and Investors

T.J. Thorton, managing director and head of U.S. product management at Jefferies, discusses earnings season and the disconnect between management and …

Business

Vishal Sikka Resignation: Can A CTO Be Groomed Into A CEO?

One of the strongest criticisms coming from some independent directors at Infosys was that Dr. Vishal Sikka was more of a CTO and less of a CEO. It …

Management

Denel announce new chief financial officer

The state arms manufacturer Denel, yesterday said, it has appointed Odwa Mhlwana as chief financial officer. Vuyokazi Xaxa was also announced as the …

CFOs

Podcast: Christopher Steger, Senior Manager, Product, Netflix | Articles | Chief Data Officer

We take you through a talk from Christopher Steger, Senior Manager, Product, Netflix, who presented at the Big Data Innovation Summit in Boston in …

C-suite Leadership

How Senior Executives Stay Passionate About Their Work

When we talk about “learning to love your job” or “managing yourself,” it’s often in the context of junior or midlevel roles. But these things don’t stop mattering for senior executives. What aspects of their jobs are most important to them? What do they find rewarding? How do they sustain their …

Management

Leaders Who Make Good Decisions Do These 6 Things Constantly

Bad cultures are created by bad decisions by leaders who are not ready for the accountability leadership requires<p>The ongoing workplace difficulties at Uber -- accusations of discrimination against women, rebellion among its employees and drivers against what they feel is a complete lack of …

Management

100 years ago, the real-life Lawrence of Arabia authored a leadership pamphlet full of insights that are still useful today

T. E. Lawrence, forever known to history as "Lawrence of Arabia" and immortalized in film, surpassed the expectations of both his superiors and allies by helping the British and Arabs defeat the Ottomans in World War I.<p>Lawrence may have been much younger and less experienced than other British …

Military

Why Reflective Leadership Is the Key to a Successful Purpose Transformation

If the people we're leading have changed, then so must how we lead them.<p>Perhaps more than any other generation, purpose is what inspires younger generations of workers to engage and put forth their best efforts in the workplace. So whether your organization has committed to a purpose transformation …

Management

Leadership Transitions: What Sets Successful CEOs Apart?

Whether a person owns its own business or runs a large organization that is part of the Fortune 500, their achievements as a manager or CEO will depend entirely on their effective leadership skills. Without exception, a manager's leadership approach should impact his team's performance and results. …

Management

How to identify, and handle, a demanding boss

Many people will work under a difficult manager at some point in their career. Identifying the type of boss they are can help you handle their challenging behaviour.<p>It’s no secret that as some people climb the ranks of their industry, the stress caused by increases in pressure and responsibility …

Management

This Quick and Easy Quiz Will Instantly Reveal Your Emotional Intelligence

It was developed by bestselling author Annie McKee, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. So, how would you describe yourself in these scenarios?<p>I've written extensively about a critical work skill that, I feel, every person (not just managers) will need now and in the future to succeed: …

Management

Trump May Face Staff Resignations After CEOs' Exit

The fallout from President Donald Trump's reaction to last weekend's violence in Virginia may extend to the resignation of White House staff members …

Business