From dark analytics or probing the depths of the deep web, to tapping the wisdom of the crowd through predictive analysis or the brave new world of quantum computers, 2017 was a breakthrough year. Tanya Ott presents excepts from some of our thought-provoking technology podcasts of 2017.
The Gen Z workforce is bringing new experience -- and new expectations -- as they enter the job market. Carolyn O’Boyle talks about technology advancements being a bane or a boon for these entry-level Gen Zers and the critical cultural transition required when handling the new kids on the block.
Non-profits have to be accountable for the money they receive and foundations today are increasingly asking for hard data. But how do we reimagine measurement to measure social impact? Rhonda Evans and Tony Seisfeld discuss.
The holiday shopping season is upon us—and it’s good news for retail. Consumer confidence is up and forecasts show that holiday sales will follow suit. Rod Sides talks about experiential giving, disruption in retail, consumer expectations, mobile payments, and much more.
Giving—and receiving—feedback is one of the most difficult tasks from a talent perspective. Done well, it can go a long way in building healthy working relationships; done badly, it can lead to lead to bigger problems than it hoped to address. Todd Fonseca and Tim Murphy talk about behavioral principles and how they influence the feedback process.
The average tenure of one of the most high-stakes, challenging jobs in an organization is just four years. Why do technically proficient leaders stumble when it comes to soft skills? Khalid Kark clears the air about how CIOs can manage expectations in their new role.
The Internet of Things touches diverse sectors, from agriculture to health to automotive. How is IOT helping farmers irrigate better? How are the lessons from retail being applied to health care? How is the auto industry handling all this data? Tanya Ott finds out how IOT is transforming the world.
Is a leader born or made? Executives and HR have historically held divergent opinions. The answer in fact lies somewhere in between. Stacey Philpot and Kelly Monahan talk about how inherent biases can become barriers in choosing a leader—and how diversity and a data-driven approach can remove them
The future of work is hybrid. Technology is getting smarter and reskilling and retraining need to be the main weapons in every employee’s armory. Josh Bersin talks about continuous apprenticeship, the culture of lifelong learning, and the need to overcome the fear of reinventing ourselves.
In this changing digital world, are companies culturally distinct enough to be called digitally mature? Are they treating digital as core to their strategy, encouraging their staff to think digitally, and developing their people? Anh Phillips and Jerry Kane give us a sense of digital maturity.
As work gets disconnected from jobs and the gig economy gains momentum, what will offices of the future look like? With an augmented workforce, many of your co-workers may not even be human. Jeff Schwartz and Tom Friedman talk about skillfully navigating these uncharted waters.
Does your team work best as a relay or a basketball team? What do you do when you inherit a dysfunctional team? Do you have the right people in the right seat? How are your team’s goals being set and met? Ajit Kambil answers these questions as he talks about trust, teamwork, and collaboration.
Do our digital breadcrumbs truly portray who we really are? In the mad rush to collect big data, are companies overlooking the fact that not all of what they have might be relevant? John Lucker, Susan Hogan, and Trevor Bischoff share insights on targeted messaging, data integrity, and much more.
Quantum computing, which can perform complex calculations exponentially faster than normal computers, has the potential to create great wealth by reimagining how problems are solved. But this huge computational power, if not managed responsibly, can have serious consequences, warns David Schatsky.
As a new leader, having the right team in place can make or break your position. Ajit Kambil spoke with Tanya Ott on the trade-off between time and talent, and how to handle your incoming team—from glass breakers to Eeyores.
What do government workers need more of? Time. And that’s exactly what artificial intelligence promises to offer. Our research suggests that cognitive technologies can help agencies free up billions of labor hours per year, to be spent doing real work, not drudge work.
Six degrees of separation applies to the opioid crisis as well—most people are only a few steps away from someone who’s struggled with addiction. Kevin Bingham discusses the massive amount state and federal agencies are spending to combat this epidemic, as well as the resulting innovative solutions.
The growing wellness industry attests to people’s need to destress and slow down. Finding the balance between roots and shoots—between inward reflection and outward exploration—can be the key here, say Maggie Wooll and Duleesha Kulasooriya.
By 2025, private cars might become obsolete. With growing congestion along with innovative transport options, mobility as a service—using public and private transportation seamlessly and on demand—is gradually becoming a reality, says Warwick Goodall.
Executives who take on a new C-level role often find themselves working 80-hour work weeks, making burnout pretty much inevitable. Based on his experience in over 250 labs with new CFOs, Ajit Kambil discusses the five things new C-suite executives can do to take back their time.
New technologies present some incredible opportunities, but could also bring threats. Tanya Ott and Bill Briggs discuss the ethical issues and potential social impacts around the technologies of tomorrow.
As massive, complex organisms, cities somehow manage to deliver services, move products and goods, protect us, educate us, inspire us. But how can they do it smarter? Jim Gusczca and Bill Eggers talk about how urban planners can harness the wisdom of the crowd to deliver better services.
What does it take for a leader to truly encourage diversity in the organization? And does diversity go beyond just talent? Juliet Bourke spoke with Tanya Ott on outdated leadership models, global mega-trends, and the six traits of inclusive leadership.