Manage Up to Improve Your Situation

“You have to learn to manage up better.” Perhaps someone has said this to you or a colleague. To manage up, you need to be strategic in how you handle work relationships with your boss and individuals higher on the company ladder that possess more power than you. When you manage up with leaders, the […]

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To Freeze or Not to Freeze Credit Files

Few of us freeze our credit files at the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian), even after massive data breaches like the one at Equifax. This breach compromised the private data of as many as 145 million Americans. Gartner Research analyst Avivah Litan estimated about 2 percent to 3 percent of U.S. consumers currently have […]

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The Smartphone Dilemma: Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X?

If you are on the verge of upgrading or getting a new smartphone, do you do it now or do you wait until the “latest and greatest” are available? This is a hard decision since there always seems to be something “greater” coming soon. To help you resolve this dilemma, consider the latest offerings from […]

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“Unmuddy” Strategic Thinking

Is strategic thinking important for leaders? When asked this question, most business leaders said “yes.” The remaining said generic use of the term has muddied its meaning. Therefore, let me clarify what I mean by strategic thinking as it applies to work. In my experience, individuals who effectively demonstrate this capability: Use a broad “field of […]

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Human Dx Changes the Process for Medical Diagnoses

How is your experience at your doctor’s office likely to change? The Human Diagnosis Project (also referred to as “Human Dx”) could be a big factor. Human Dx is a worldwide effort led by the global medical community to build an online system that maps the best steps to help any patient. By combining collective intelligence […]

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Strengthen Your Resilience

Whether you are a C-suite executive, middle manager or an emerging leader, you will continue to face setbacks. Maybe the company is not performing up to expectations or you are not getting the progress you want from employees on key initiatives. Setbacks can start to take a toll on you. How you do you respond […]

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Building Construction with 3D Printing

Since 3D printing is being used for applications in a variety of industries, how feasible is it for the construction industry? If you ask researchers at MIT, they are likely to tell you 3D printing has immense potential for the construction industry. MIT researchers have designed a system that can 3D print the structure of […]

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Identify the Right Situation for Executive Coaching

“She is a leader who has some rough edges needing refinement.” “He has done well in his current role, but he isn’t sure how to get to the next level.” “He doesn’t recognize how demotivating he can be to the organization.” “We have tried to help her but nothing has worked. I’m not sure what […]

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Dominant Digital Currency

How often do you pay with Bitcoin? What about Ether? Up until recently, Bitcoin has been the dominant digital currency. Ether may change that. Unlike traditional currencies, Bitcoin and Ether are tracked and maintained by a network of computers. Specifically, a separate, global computer network of volunteers hosts and maintains each currency (e.g., Ethereum is […]

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Build Change Management into Corporate DNA

If you are reading this on your computer or mobile device, chances are you and your colleagues will soon be discussing a change needed in your organization. Not only that, you may be asked to help successfully implement this change. Unless you are an expert, change management is difficult to get your arms around. If […]

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