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Beating Prediction, Charting the Future

Big Data is seductive. It promises that if we know enough, our lives will be more efficient. Margaret Heffernan thinks differently....

I No Longer Feel Like a Fraud – I’m Not an Imposter!

I drank to excess, overate, and exercised compulsively. By my mid-thirties, I'd burned out...

Can You Be a Good Leader and a Good Parent?

Parenting is the only legal 24/7 job! It comes with little or no training, the job specs keep changing, and the drain on you physically and ...

Onboarding or Off-Putting? – The Right and Wrong Ways to Welcome New People to Your Team

Unlike my earlier onboarding nightmare, this process involved clear expectations on both sides...

Leading Beyond the Ego: Putting Others First

I used to spend a lot of time with leaders. In my previous career as a political reporter, I followed prime ministers and presidents to vari...

Big Data: Does Size Matter?

People spook easily when it comes to Big Data. I know I do. Privacy is important, after all...

Give and Take: How Helping Others Drives Our Own Success

Adam Grant explains how givers play an essential role in building networks, encouraging collaboration, and nurturing talent...

The Power of Appreciation

My line manager came into my office last week to thank me. Just one sentence: “Thank you, Valerie, for the wo...