Overextended teams need planned communication that's concise, accompanied by blocks of uninterrupted work time and occasional breaks to re-energize, writes Naphtali Hoff. "You also might suggest -- and try yourself -- ignoring your email and letting your phone pick up messages during that time," he writes.
Getting to know people and supporting that interaction with data helps leaders grow teams, writes S. Chris Edmonds. "As you embrace proactive relationship management, pay close attention to my 'big three' -- engagement, service, and results," he writes.
Josh Reich, former CEO of online bank Simple, says the industry continues to struggle with helping customers manage their money. "People are really bad at making complex financial decisions, and those choices, when you make them incorrectly, not only penalize in terms of getting suboptimal returns for the customers, but there's a lot of fees that are levied as well," he says.
Former Dollar General CEO Cal Turner Jr. learned how to ask questions of his employees that resulted in valuable insight. "The boss needs the reputation of seeking the actionable truth, not what you think the boss should want to hear," he said.
Every leader requires competence, commitment, courage and caring, says Karen Durham-Aguilera, executive director of Army National Military Cemeteries. The bad leaders she's worked with "didn't care, didn't exhibit any confidence in the people around them, didn't underwrite their risk of a potential failure as well as success," she says.
The US government will seek to take control of infected routers and storage devices from hackers after being warned of an impending cyberattack against Ukraine. The FBI has also received permission to take control of an internet domain that a Russian hacking group was using to control the infected devices.
We spend too much time trying to motivate different generations based on what we think they value, writes Susan Fowler. "Instead of trying to 'motivate' millennials based on their programmed values, try a different approach: Help individuals develop conscious and meaningful values," she writes.
Lots of people have big ideas, but they must be able to show the CEO why the potential gain is worth the upheaval and risk, writes Jean-Louis Gassee. If your idea is that good, he writes, you'll need to -- respectfully -- go over your manager's head with a plan for what will happen, how long it'll take and what's needed to execute it.
Early artificial intelligence researcher Judea Pearl says the field has stagnated because it focuses on associative reasoning instead of causal reasoning. "If we want machines to reason about interventions ('What if we ban cigarettes?') and introspection ('What if I had finished high school?'), we must invoke causal models," he says.
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