Infosys acknowledged major errors and omissions in records it kept on temporary technology workers it brought to the United States, but denied systemic fraud.
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Leading from behind is active leadership. It requires that a leader set clear goals, enable innovation and step forward in key moments to unlock everyone’s potential.
In a global marketplace, good leaders create more leaders. When the boss cannot always be there in the room we need employees who can step up and do the right thing. Now more than ever we need leaders, not just compliant managers and followers. Learn when to be hands-on and when to let go. Be there for them even when they do not see you.
Some ask, what is in it for me? If everything stops because you are not there, you will never move on in your own journey.
Recent research suggests that women are considered better coders than men – but only if they hide their gender.
There are a lot of people in awe of the state of technology in today's world. We should realize we could be even further along if inclusion was more than a slogan.
Hire, train, advance the best person for the job. You are not on the cutting edge unless there is some blood. Women and men have both bled for progress for centuries.
Innovation does not prize one sex above another.
A building surrounded by razor wire. A guard tower looming over the perimeter. Weeds and overgrowth flanking the grim exterior. Inside — drab colors, peeling paint, and dead plants decaying in the common areas. Was this a prison? No. This was the headquarters of Campbell Soup Company
Trust is a primary business driver, not a nice to have soft skill. Stand up and tell people who you are. Then deliver. Reinforce them for doing the same. It pays.
Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations reveal which books will keep them occupied in the coming months.
What's on your bookshelf? Many people stop reading after high school or college. We call them the under-employed.
A third Tesla Autopilot crash report brings additional attention to self-driving car feature.
I know you think of yourself as a big picture person! You don’t sweat the small stuff.
Culture still eats strategy for breakfast. Execution goes wrong when nobody is responsible for the details. The potential error of Autopilot is death or a serious injury.
Customers live in the details. Sometimes they die there too. The release notes will tell you the same thing. Few people ever read them. That is culture.
Customer-first, means doing the right thing, and doing the thing right.
Customers do some dumb things. Saying you may die if you do this, needs to be clear in cultures where people fire first, then aim.
Make sure someone is responsible for helping you understand the details. You are entrusted with precious cargo. In the end, everyone will be looking to you.
Tesla says its new Autopilot feature is not synonymous with autonomous driving, but some drivers are acting like it is.
What is in a name? Would drivers trust Tesla autopilot to drive their cars by itself if it was called assistive-driving mode? Or, are Tesla drivers reckless?
Look at your kids, asleep on the way home from church. Now, think about it. A Tesla may be driving next to you this morning. Is telling drivers to read the release notes sufficient?
Transformation is a contact sport. You may not drive a Tesla, but you should be involved.
Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction
Study finds that many doctors would prescribe a large dose of Control - Alt – Delete for the current crop of electronic healthcare systems. Can we afford this disease?
Take a look at the differences between the news that might appear on a liberal news feed as opposed to a conservative news feed:
A major flaw in personalized social media content has been exposed, again. It creates a bubble around each one of us that presents us with stories that affirm our own opinion. This feeds our ego but fails to challenge our brains. We learn new things if we open up to new ideas.
A related issue lies in the fact that we trust in the decisions of third parties like Facebook, to choose for us. If you truly want to make America great again, you have to start thinking and resist the urge to make everything fast and easy.
Democracy was never supposed to be fast and easy. Visit your local veteran’s hall, memorial or cemetery. There are people of every different faith, national origin and political stripe together.
We, the people, disrespect their sacrifice by failing to bother to even listen to each other anymore. Boo-hoo! It was not fast and easy! Shame on us for choosing to live in an echo chamber.
Now that you know about it, what are you going to do to fix it? Yes, you personally! It is your choice.
Blue Feed, Red Feed http://sco.lt/6JEStV
Restaurant servers treat customers with offensive disrespect. The management team makes excuses for it. Here's how a brand and culture pay the price.
Managers may not get it. Leaders do! Organization culture reflects personal leadership. It’s a people thing. If you don't care, why should anyone else?
What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials and asked them to show us what “old” looks like. Then we introduced them to som
We would all be amazed if we came out from behind out screens and actually talked with each other. There was social before social media.
What's the matter with "kids" today … at work? Across our great nation, grumpy middle managers, executives and owners alike are wondering who these fresh-faced, impatient and entitled millennials think they are with all their outsized demands. I'm here to tell you.
Managers often ask, "Who raised these kids?" Oh yeah, we did.
Adolf Hitler's notorious autobiography/fascist screed Mein Kampf (translation, My Struggle) was published in Germany this year for this first time since 1945—after the Bavarian government's copyright expired. It was met with a competing book,Mein Kampf gegen Rechts (My Struggle Against Racism), in an effort to combat right-wing extremism and intolerance.
70 years later and Mein Kampf/ My Struggle continues. This is one mistake that we all should stop from happening again. History does not repeat mistakes. People do. Do not be that person.
A select number of technology companies are bringing the concept of shared rewards directly to consumers, designing programs that give them cash incentives for going to a lower-cost provider or getting routine preventive screenings.
To change how things are done, change the behavior of the people in the system. Technology is only a tool. It can help people make better choices.
We spend countless hours browsing for better products and services. Your health is more important than the features on your next smart phone. Invest your time where you get the best return.
Many security pros came up through the career ranks with a solid tech background. But security leadership demands more business acumen and expertise today.
How to transform your career. See what others do not.
Execs: We’re not responsible for cybersecurity http://sco.lt/6wJ5Mn
If you wait until you think you have a reputation issue, damage has already been done. Take more control of the hiring experience.
Use social recruiting. Tell your story before you have an open position. Get people talking about you before you need to hire someone. Social media, web pages with employee testimonials and videos, or word of mouth are more powerful than a pile of resumes.
Listen to people who want to talk with you even before they know you are hiring. Engage them. You can learn about people by engaging in a conversation. Show the world who you are and what it is like to work with you.
You may find more than an employee. You may find new customers. You may even find a friend.
Do you know what people worry about most at work? We asked them, and across 27 countries, the resounding answer was the fear of becoming obsolete. Make sure you’re learning fast enough.
People are one of every businesses’ greatest assets. They have a combination of skills, knowledge and ambitions that are hard to copy.
Even though this is true, companies worry more about upgrading technology and process than people.
This has been a fact of corporate life for years. Employee, lead yourself! Protect your future.
You need to create competitive advantage, not just create x number of widgets on time and under budget. If that is all you offer, a robot may replace you in the next few years.
As people try and act more like robots, they worry more about being replaced by them.
To avoid being obsolete, Develop Adaptability & Learning Agility; Understand & Respect Others; and, Understand Why, Where and How to Communicate.
Do you measure up?
There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture.
America is exceptional. Is it for the same reasons we used to be?
If you just delegate and dictate, your leadership style is out of date. These are the leadership skills of the future.
In some companies, these skills may be off in the distant future. In leading companies, these are the skills being sought today.
Tomorrow’s leaders are always looking for ways to change the game. They
We’ve all seen the headlines and have heard the predictions: If companies are to succeed in the digital economy, they must focus on the Customer Experience. But, what does that actually mean?
Companies, shareholders, employees and customers are evolving together. The expectations of each have evolved faster in the last ten years than in the previous century.
Everyone is trained to ask “What is in it for me?” To some, this is narcissism. To others, it is simply the natural progression of Capitalism.”
The old phrase, “That is how we have always done it“ remains false. As markets, people and technology change faster, the potential cost of that fallacy rises. Anyone trying to resist these forces is likely to be left behind.
Increasingly, customers not CEOs are the people whose voice has the power to transform organizations. We may not like it. It may fly in the face of tradition and culture. Too bad.
They do not have to come together on social media to make change. All they have to do is talk to each other. They just have to take their money someplace else. The scary thing for the old guard is that if you do not listen, you will not see the end coming.
This fact leads to a conundrum. For companies to deliver what the customer wants, the companies seek to understand more and more about their current and target customers. Often, this involves collecting data online and offline.
Even though customers asked for more personalization, they dislike feeling spied on. That is one hallmark of transformation. Each solution leads to more questions. What is your strategy?
You can't engage employees if you don't know what motivates them.
Each year, companies are spending nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in an effort to improve employee engagement — yet you’ll get wildly inconsistent answers if you ask managers what that means.
For more, read"The Two Sides of Employee Engagement."
A new analysis shows these incidents occur in clusters
Pay attention. Do not leave desired behaviors to chance. Watch, listen and engage. Culture is contagious. For better or for worse.
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People are often unaware of about many networking truths. Networking is essential in the corporate world, but networking misconceptions are unfavorable.
The sheer number of social networks that exist make it likely that you can find one or five that interest you. Knowing how to engage, transform yourself and your organization.
If Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are all that come to mind when you hear the term social media do yourself a favor and explore The Conversation Prism from Brian Solis at https://conversationprism.com/.
Your company may also have its own internal social media sites. Understand the rules of engagement for each site. At first, listen more than you talk. When you do share your opinion, make it count.
For extra credit, check out these videos about part of your brain that may come into play while reading some of the opinions expressed.
You may wonder how people can be so amazingly stupid! The next thing you know, your anger spills out onto social media.
As you can imagine, this is not well received, or worse you may find some of the really angry people want to be your friend.
You may be the victim of an Amygdala Hijack. Do not post angry.
How anger goes out of control
Calm Down and Release the Amygdala
The actress behind one of today's most popular ad characters, AT&T's Lily, is taking on a new public role: an advocate for Syrian refugees.
With all of the unrest in the world, migration may be the new normal. If we are conditioned to see only threat, we become blind to potential upside. We need a way to see the opportunities too.
As much as a firm gains by hiring a superstar, it loses twice that much by hiring a toxic worker. This article details the troubles brought by creepy co-workers.
Here is what you need to know about the cost and benefits of hiring or keeping a toxic employee. They are not all bad. You need the right strategy to avoid a big mess.
Here are the 10 most-read advertising and branding stories published by Adweek in 2015:
Did any of these people or stories inspire you to change yourself or an organization this year?