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Move Over -- Watson Needs a Seat in the Boardroom

Move Over -- Watson Needs a Seat in the Boardroom

In 2011, IBM's computer defeated the planet's two leading human Jeopardy! players. Clearly, technology is getting smarter and faster. But can software handle the complex responsibilities of your company's employees?

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Lifestyle

Stop Perfectionism!

Do you subscribe to the adage: "If you want something done right, do it yourself?" If so, you may be suffering from a bad case of perfectionism. Here's how to cure it.

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Leadership Tip of the Month
Leadership Tip of the Month

Respond, Don't React

Reacting is unconscious -- you experience an emotional trigger and behave in a way that expresses or relieves that emotion (e.g., you snap at an employee who's just interrupted an important call). Responding, in contrast, is a conscious process -- you notice how you feel, and then decide how you want to behave (e.g., an employee interrupts your call -- which irritates you -- but you patiently explain why now isn't a good time, and when would be better).

Great leaders understand this subtle, but critical, difference.

To improve your leadership skills, practice "checking" your emotional reactions. Pause to release negative feelings that cloud effective decision making. You'll make more intelligent, positive choices that build relationships and inspire others to follow you.

Stat of the Month

The Technological Singularity

Within the next few decades, futurists predict that accelerating progress in technologies will cause a "runaway effect." Artificial intelligence will exceed human intellectual capacity and control, developing their own intelligence -- radically changing or even ending civilization as we know it, in an event known as The Technological Singularity.

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