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September 21, 2012
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Leading Edge 
  • Big Blue boss named America's top businesswoman
    IBM chief Ginni Rometty is America's most powerful businesswoman, according to Fortune's annual ranking, after playing a key role in devising and delivering Big Blue's shift into the services business. Insiders describe her as intensely focused, deeply charismatic, and almost unbelievably well-organized. "If she fell off the sidewalk and into the lake, she would have come out wearing a scuba suit," notes a former colleague. CNNMoney/Fortune (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Business and yoga have a lot in common
    Good leadership is a lot like yoga, Allison Graham writes. It takes strength and determination, but also stillness and flexibility, to keep a business on track, she explains. "In yoga, and in business, positive outcomes happen thanks to consistent hard work and a little -- make that a lot -- of sweat rolling down the brow." Fast Company online (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

Strategic Management 
 
  • Strategy without culture is worthless
    Bosses should spend more time worrying about their corporate culture than about their company's strategic direction, writes René Carayol. "Of course strategy is important but this must be accompanied by a strong culture if lasting success is to be won," he writes. Management-Issues (U.K.) (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

Innovation and Creativity 
 
  • Innovation lessons from a 19th-century inventor
    In the early 19th century, Cyrus McCormick helped invent the first mechanical reaper -- but it was in commercializing the new technology that McCormick truly shone, writes Patrick Leffer. Innovative techniques such as product warranties and transparent pricing helped persuade farmers to give the new technology a chance, Leffer explains. "While the invention of the reaper was certainly significant, it would not have had nearly the effect it did on society had Cyrus McCormick not found innovative ways to get these machines into the hands of farmers," he writes. SpruanceGroup.com/Intrepid Ideas blog (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

The Global Perspective 
 
  • Young leaders could help India Inc go global
    The new generation of Indian business leaders are a tech-savvy bunch with a global, socially engaged perspective that could change the way India Inc does business, experts say. "Born-digital, new-age leaders bring a global mindset and have an innate desire and ability to collaborate," says Cognizant Vice Chairman Lakshmi Narayanan. The Times of India (9/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • Are you killing your workers' best ideas?
    Good leadership is about resisting the notion that you know best simply because you've got the biggest office or paycheck, writes Jane Perdue. It's better to keep an open mind and judge other people's suggestions on their merits. "A leader's role to synthesize ideas, not strangle them," Perdue writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Daily Diversion 
  • Warp drives are going places, says NASA scientist
    Warp drives like the ones used on "Star Trek" might not be the stuff of science fiction for too much longer, says NASA scientist Harold White. A relatively small bundle of exotic matter could be used to distort space-time around a vehicle, allowing travelers to achieve effective speeds equivalent to around 10 times the speed of light without technically breaking the cosmic speed limit. The Week (9/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
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