This is the skill you must cultivate to make good decisions in a crisis

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One of the most difficult things to do during a period of adverse change and hardship is to confront reality. One of the business pivots I have always admired was the story at Intel. Founded 1968, the company’s first hit product was actually in memory chips, or RAM. Their 1103 chip was the best-selling memory chip in the world in 1972, and Intel dominated the space for most of the ’70s. But by the early ’80s, Japanese companies were eroding Intel’s market dominance with capable and competitively priced chips of their own. Read Full Story

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CMOs Report A Skills Gap in Data and Analytics

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One of the biggest challenges businesses face is finding employees with the right skill set to navigate the seemingly never-ending advances in technology. A new survey [download page, membership required] of global CMOs by The CMO Club finds that the skills gap continues to exist, with data science and analytics being the skills most in… Read More » The post CMOs Report A Skills Gap in Data and Analytics appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Remote networking doesn’t have to be scary. Here’s how to get the ball rolling

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A well-established group of connections provides a sense of community, while reminding you of your skills and value. During today’s stressful remote work period, many people are increasingly unsure how to build, maintain, and leverage their networks to lift their careers. When working from home, all of these difficulties are exacerbated, since how do we make new contacts and stay in touch with existing ones when we can’t engage with other people face-to-face? Read Full Story

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How to apply empathetic leadership skills when returning to the office

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When surveying your employees about in-person prospects, try to understand not just what they think and feel—but why. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced executives to pivot, not only in how they run their businesses, but in how they approach issues. Employee well-being has taken center stage, and companies are now required to consider the humanity behind nearly every one of their decisions. Almost overnight, so-called soft skills like empathy have become “power skills,” and EQ now rivals IQ in determining business success. Read Full Story

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