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A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space. And AI success stories are becoming more numerous and d...

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4 Signs That Your Focus Is Holding You Back at Work

Focus is an invaluable trait. It helps you stay on task and get work done at a rapid rate. Yet too much focus can be a problem: It drains your brain of energy, makes you care less about people, and prevents you from seeing what is happening around you. In fact, too much focus is […]

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Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

Many leading hospitals are starting to focus more on understanding the patient experience to solve these kinds of problems, as well as to improve overall patient experience and to lower costs. Yet it’s not always easy to get key stakeholders to consider nonclinical aspects of this type of work...

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If America’s Economy Is Winner-Take-All, Why Are Some Smaller Businesses Thriving?

Yet, as intense as this competition was, it didn’t drive all small companies out of business, and it didn’t signal an end to U.S. manufacturing. The smaller businesses that survived were precisely the ones that couldn’t be undercut by big-box retailers and global suppliers. They of...

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Game of Equities: Why International Will Assume the Throne

President Trump’s inability so far to implement radical changes to US foreign policy has been positive for overseas markets. While the President advocates for much tighter controls on borders and trade, his current distractions have created difficulties pushing these policies through Congress,...

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How Geography Fueled My Startup’s Success

I built Little Passports in the global headquarters of venture capital, yet I struggled to raise institutional funding in our early days. Despite the struggle to raise venture capital, I still believe that geography absolutely played a hand in the success of my start-up.  Here’s why geography...

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Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

Executives and managers invest a lot of effort and time building trust in their teams: both establishing trust in their employees and ensuring that their employees trust them in return. But many employees say they do not feel trusted by their managers. And when employees don’t feel trusted, wo...

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New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses

The irony for most newly appointed managers is that the skills and qualities that earned them the promotion are very different from those that will serve them well as a leader, and they are often left to figure it out on their own…{read more here}

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How to Handle a Disagreement on Your Team

When you manage a team of people, you can’t always ensure that they all get along. Given competing interests, needs, and agendas, you might even have two people who vehemently disagree. What’s your role as the boss in a situation like this? Should you get involved or leave them to solve ...

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How B2B Sellers Are Offering Personalization at Scale

Sales professionals and organizations are responding with new strategies and technologies that allow them to deliver personalized experiences at scale. The best sellers are combining the information served up by social platforms with the latest sales tech to go in warm, rather than cold, with a mess...

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