Leading the Dubs’ Steps

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Confession: I’m not really a fan of basketball, and even less so a fan of the NBA. I am, however, a fan of Leaders in any arena, and this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated had an NBA story that managed to grab my attention because of the powerful message about leadership it carried. As the NBA season concludes with a Finals …

Life in WYSIWYG

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(Whizz-EEE-Wig): What You See Is What You Get It’s an acronym for a computing concept that is no longer very remarkable. “Back in the day,” a simple task like typing a document on a word processor required a level of technical knowledge beyond that of simply writing and typing. The formatting of document attributes such as margins, line-spacing, and font characteristics …

You Ate Your Pizza With WHAT?

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I recently got to attend a conference in which software engineers and product developers discussed the technical ins-and-outs of cognitive computing and all the sub-topics that fall under that umbrella term (AI, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, etc). As I am neither a software engineer nor a product developer, my presence in the room was purely in the …

4 Ways Your Annual Review Is A Game Of ‘Calvinball’

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Originally posted at Forbes.com As the end of the year fast approaches, employers and employees everywhere are embarking upon the annual exercise of the performance review. For too many, this experience is less like a genuine moment of competency evaluation and improvement insight, and more like a game of Calvinball with a salary increase at stake. For the too young or the uninitiated, …