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The Rise of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: Why It Matters More Than Ever

N2Growth Blog

Understanding Emotional Intelligence: An Overview Emotional Intelligence, often referred to as EQ , signifies an individual’s ability to perceive, assess, and govern their own emotions while also empathetically engaging with the emotions of others. It involves self-awareness , self-regulation, motivation, social skills, and empathy. These different components create a set of abilities that help individuals effectively navigate social complexities, cultivate meaningful relationships, and le

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Wi-Fi: The Unsung Hero of Broadband

CableLabs

We hear a lot about 5G/6G mobile and 10G cable these days, but another technology is also helping lead the pack to much less fanfare. It’s a technology that’s as essential as the public utilities you rely on every day. In fact, you’re most likely using it to read this blog post. Just as you expect your electric, water, sewer or natural gas services to be available without interruption, you likely also depend on your Wi-Fi to be working all the time.

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Before You Start Collaborating with Someone, Talk About Your Work Styles

Harvard Business Review

When you’re working with new people, spending time upfront to have an explicit and open conversation about each other’s work styles and preferences can prove to be one of the best time investments. This “style alignment” conversation can lay a foundation for trust and understanding and help you set agreements for how to successfully work together. Yet, many people shy away from having these conversations for two reasons.

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Systemic impact of product development

Agile Alliance

The evolution of product development reflects increasing complexity and interdependencies, necessitating a shift from traditional methodologies to more integrated and responsible approaches. The post Systemic impact of product development first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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I Am Out of Touch; You Probably Are Too

CEO Insider

This is embarrassing, but I will admit it: I feel out of touch. This realization happened recently while reading the book Extremely Online by Taylor Lorenz. Lorenz shares the history of influencers on the internet – primarily through social media – and how they impact our society. Lorenz’s stories are about folks who drive trends […] The post I Am Out of Touch; You Probably Are Too appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Attack trends: Cloud-Based Cyber-Attacks and the Rise of Alternative Initial Access Methods

Darktrace

Using data from Darktrace's End of Year Threat Report 2023 this blog details how cyber attackers are increasingly using cloud-based services including Dropbox and Microsoft 365 to stealthily bypass detection by traditional email security solutions.

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How cloud cost visibility impacts business and employment

InfoWorld

In its latest The State of Cloud Cost in 2024 report, CloudZero illuminates the serious implications of cloud cost management and its effect on business stability and job security. The conclusions are interesting. CloudZero’s survey, which drew insights from 1,000 finance and engineering professionals, underscored a crucial element in cloud cost management: the pivotal role of engineering teams.

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To understand the risks posed by AI, follow the money

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

By Rufus Rock , UCL ; Tim O’Reilly , UCL ; Ilan Strauss , UCL ; and Mariana Mazzucato , UCL This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Time and again, leading scientists, technologists, and philosophers have made spectacularly terrible guesses about the direction of innovation. Even Einstein was not immune, claiming, “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable,” just ten years before Enrico Fermi completed cons

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UPS delivers customer wins with generative AI

CIO

United Parcel Service last year turned to generative AI to help streamline its customer service operations. The in-house developed project, Message Response Automation (MeRA), is already delivering. MeRA, which was initiated last July and went into beta testing in October, leverages publicly available large language models (LLMs) to automate the handling of some customer issues, providing consistent messaging and significant improvement of agent efficiency, aka handle time, according to the mult

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Agile sustainability: Cultivating a sustainable future with Ines Garcia

Agile Alliance

Ines Garcia, a leader of the Agile Sustainability Initiative, blends Agile practices with sustainability to address global challenges and promote sustainable business practices. The post Agile sustainability: Cultivating a sustainable future with Ines Garcia first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Beyond the Corner Office: Holistic Approaches to Succession Planning

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of Succession Planning Succession planning is crucial to any organization’s growth strategy, and its importance cannot be overstated. This process helps organizations align their current and future business goals, promotes employee career development, and ensures smooth leadership transitions. A well-executed plan can minimize the risks of abrupt departures or retirements, thereby maintaining business continuity and preserving institutional knowledge.

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Introducing Honeycomb for Frontend Observability: Get the Data You Need for Actionable Customer Experience Improvements

Honeycomb

Today, we’re announcing the early access program of Honeycomb for Frontend Observability. Honeycomb for Frontend Observability gives teams the ability to quickly identify opportunities for optimization within their web app. This starts with better OpenTelemetry instrumentation, available as an NPM package, that lets you instrument and collect attribution data on Core Web Vitals in under an hour.

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Coaching your IT team for change: 9 tips

CIO

When a necessary change hits your IT team, getting everyone to buy in and adapt is key — and challenging. Some team members will, by nature, fight any change. Even those once adaptable may have become change resistant due to years of near-constant turbulence. One Gartner study found that willingness to support organizational change dropped from 74% of employees in 2016 to just 43% in 2022.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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How the Agile Alliance board makes decisions

Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance board uses its established vision, mission, and "Value Dials" framework to guide its ongoing relevance and commitment to supporting a global community dedicated to Agile practices. The post How the Agile Alliance board makes decisions first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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Innovative Approaches to Executive Development in the 2024 Workplace

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Future of Executive Development The roles within senior leadership are evolving swiftly, and so too must the models in place to prepare future captains of industry. As industries continue to advance rapidly, executive development and leadership training have become increasingly important. This evolution is not just valuable; it’s vital; the expanding global marketplace and the relentless march of technological innovation have made the old models of leadership development

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Introducing Confluent Cloud Freight Clusters

Confluent

Confluent Cloud Freight clusters are now available in Early Access. In this blog, learn how Freight clusters can save you up to 90% at GBps+ scale.

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The new CIO mandate: Selling AI to employees

CIO

As organizations roll out AI applications and AI-enabled smartphones and devices, IT leaders may need to sell the benefits to employees or risk those investments falling short of business expectations. That’s because employees have decidedly mixed feelings about AI coming to their workplaces, according to the recent survey by IT solutions integrator Insight , even as many enterprises are already adopting or experimenting with AI and as AI-enabled phones begin hitting the market.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Simple Strategies for Resolving Conflict And Unlocking Team Potential

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 255: In this episode, you’ll dive into the challenges of unlocking team potential when leading a team tangled in conflict. Imagine having a handbook of exactly what to say to calm the storm—that’s what the book, “ Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict ,” offers you. You’ll hear why it’s crucial to tackle these conflicts head-on, transforming them into opportunities for growth and improved team dynamics.

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Executive Search For Nonprofit: Building Strong Foundations for Change

N2Growth Blog

The Role that Executive Search Plays in Effective Nonprofit Organizations Executive search is essential for the success of large nonprofit organizations. It serves as a strategic tool to identify and attract top executive talent. The nonprofit sector has unique challenges and goals and requires leaders with exceptional managerial leadership skills and experience.

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Harnessing the OODA Loop in Business: Insights from Jamie Dimon’s Leadership at JPMorgan Chase

Ooda Loop

In his annual letter to shareholders CEO of JPMorgan Chase Jamie Dimon extolled the virtues of the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) Loop decision-making model developed by military strategist John Boyd.

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Top 10 barriers to strategic IT success

CIO

To Carm Taglienti, the explosion of all things AI over the past few years has been both a pro and a con to IT teams. On the one hand, artificial intelligence has helped both technology departments and the business units to work better, faster, and cheaper. But on the other hand, AI and generative AI in particular, as well as the speed at which intelligence barreled its way into organizations, have disrupted many IT plans, says Taglienti, chief data officer and distinguished engineer at tech firm

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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AI Funding Stays Strong Despite Few Billion-Dollar Rounds

Crunchbase News

The slowdown some predicted for AI funding did not play out in the first quarter. Venture funding to AI-related startups actually increased in Q1 2024 compared to Q4 2023, Crunchbase data shows. The first quarter saw $12.2 billion invested in venture-backed AI startups in 1,166 deals. The dollar number represents a modest 4% uptick from last year’s final quarter, which saw $11.7 billion go to similar startups in 1,072 deals.

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Academia and Executive Search: Navigating the Academic Leadership Landscape

N2Growth Blog

The Importance of Academic Leadership in Higher Education In the rapidly changing landscape of academics and higher education , the role of leadership has become increasingly important. Academic leaders play a critical role in shaping the strategic direction of institutions and leading initiatives that drive positive change within our institutions. Their visionary approach and ability to navigate complex challenges empower them to make crucial decisions that have a lasting impact on the success

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Houston, We Have a Problem… (Let’s Get to Solving It)

Ooda Loop

A few decades from now, historians might conclude we are living in a Second Gilded Age. In a bit of a repeat of the 1890s, our mid-2020s seems to be an era where technological advancements have triggered fear and uncertainty about what the application of those technologies means for workers, industries, and nations.

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IBM and AWS forge global alliance, streamlining access to AI and hybrid cloud solutions

CIO

IBM has announced the expansion of its software portfolio to 92 countries in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors (ISVs). Previously, the digital catalog was available in just five countries. This strategic alliance allows businesses in these countries access to IBM’s software products, including data technologies and AI, directly through the AWS Marketplace, IBM said in a statement.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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AI Cloud Infrastructure Startup CoreWeave Raises Huge New Round At Reported $19B Valuation

Crunchbase News

AI cloud infrastructure startup CoreWeave said Wednesday that it has raised a whopping $1.1 billion in fresh funding in a round led by Coatue. The deal values the company at $19 billion, per The Wall Street Journal. That represents an almost threefold increase from the company’s valuation just five months ago, when it was valued at $7 billion following a secondary sale , and a huge jump from its $2 billion valuation in a Series B extension last May.

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5 Obtrusive Blockers to Avoid as a Servant Leader

Perficient

We’ve all heard of servant leadership. The concept of “being a servant” to your teams and treating employees as critical individuals to be cultivated and empowered, has strong merit. However, many organizations fall short, with those at the top of the hierarchy viewing employees as interchangeable cogs in the corporate machine. Instead of diving deep into the theories, practices, and benefits of servant leadership, I will focus on a specific, related principle or mind-set: being unobtrusive.

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China’s Military Reorganization Keeps Pace With the Times

Ooda Loop

In a major April 2024 restructuring of its armed forces, China dissolved its Strategic Support Force (SSF), first created in 2015 and that served as the military’s centralized hub for all cyber operations, as well as other capabilities such as psychological warfare and information-enabled activities.

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