The Art and Science of Keeping Talented People Around

The Art and Science of Keeping Talented People Around

The number one reason talented people leave their jobs is because of the failure of their direct managers. Businesses are defined by the strength of their people. Even in the most successful company (think Google, Amazon, etc.), a bad manager can drive talented employees out the door. So what is the true art and science of keeping talented people around?

Riding the Flow & 4 Other Ways to Make Great Things Happen

Riding the Flow & 4 Other Ways to Make Great Things Happen

Going with the flow can be a scary idea for some people, simply because it means letting go of expectations —the number one killer of confidence. If you feel like you are constantly disappointed, it can be hard to just ride the flow. If you go with the flow, this does not mean that you have no power to create the life and career you want.

4 Ways to Prevent Team Member Burnout

4 Ways to Prevent Team Member Burnout

Burnout is a real thing and it happens to all of us when we work in the same job, on the same project, or in the same industry for long periods of time. If what was once an exciting job has now turned into a multitude of mundane tasks, you may be experiencing burnout. But when that trickles down to your team, it can be devastating to morale, productivity and more.

AI Is Getting More Emotional

AI Is Getting More Emotional

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last decade and will make big moves in the next few years. Annette Zimmermann, Vice President of Research at Gartner, said in January 2018 that “by 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.” Scary stuff, huh? Just two months after she made this statement, a landmark study from the University of Ohio claimed that their algorithm was better at detecting emotions than people are.

It’s the Internet of Everything: Ways to Get the Data You Really Need

It’s the Internet of Everything: Ways to Get the Data You Really Need

The Internet of Things? More like the Internet of Everything. The Internet of Everything literally has an impact on everything we do both at both work and at home. So, what is the Internet of Everything? Well, it’s the concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet or each other. This can include anything from your toaster to your alarm system. The Internet of Everything is essentially a giant network of connected devices that gives you access to literally everything.

It’s Time to Relearn Your ABCDs

It’s Time to Relearn Your ABCDs

I was recently at a Realcomm luncheon where Niraj Patel, Lending Platforms CIO for IBM, shared the idea that we must all re-learn our ABCDs –except not in that order. Now, you want to get a “D” before you achieve an “A”.  In this case, “A” is not better than “D”, because you must have “D” before you can have “A”. So, you’re probably thinking, “huh?” Let me explain …

Find Your Lane. Stay in that Lane. That’s the Fast Track to Success.

Find Your Lane. Stay in that Lane. That’s the Fast Track to Success.

Today, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times with an average of 12 job changes over the course of their career. In fact, many people spend five years or less in each job. These numbers are rather staggering. But, in my opinion, it’s not necessarily how long you stay at a job, but more about staying in your industry —or in your lane.