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The 8 Most Important Qualities of Leadership at Google

For most of Google’s history, and especially in the early years, it took a laissez-faire policy toward leadership. The company hired smart engineers, promoted the most brilliant into leadership positions and then pretty much left them alone. The assumption was that … Continue reading

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When Brainstorming, Start with the Bad Ideas

  At one time or another we’ve all been invited to attend a brainstorming session, where the leader stands up in front of a white board, pen in hand, and says something like, “Innovation is critical. We need to come up … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Embraces Wikis

In July, the U.S. Army broke with long-standing tradition and began encouraging all personnel to contribute to U.S. Army Field Manual.  The Army Field Manual, which contains detailed information and how-to’s, serves as a playbook for soldiers operating in the field.  The New … Continue reading

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A Netflix Competition Highlights Trends in Talent Management

In October 2006, Netflix announced a competition to significantly improve the recommendation system currently used at the popular movie rental site.   Teams and individuals were competing for a $1 million prize.   Last week, an article in the New York Times reported that two … Continue reading

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