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The word "criticize" has such a negative connotation that it seems like a contradiction to talk about doing it with kindness. But being nice when giving feedback will make someone you disagree with more receptive to listening to your perspective. And that approach can help minimize conflict at work.

MindSpark is an organization that provides cost-effective, high-quality testing services by training individuals with autism. The testing industry stands to gain tremendously with these new employees, and the workers also benefit because they get to increase their independence and learn new skills.

In the IT world, we often hear about product lifecycles and what it takes to envision, develop, and maintain a product over its lifecycle. More specifically, we hear about its subsets, such as the software testing lifecycle. But one thing that we don’t often hear about is the technology lifecycle.

While leadership and management are traditionally thought of top-down, there is a lesser-known aspect of leadership that's referred to as managing up. Managing up allows you to positively influence the boss—or even the boss’s boss. Anuj Magazine highlights how leaders in technology have managed up.

This is the first time young people have had such great technology so readily available to them, and parents face a new opportunity as well as a challenge in how to raise their "geeky" kids. How can you maximize the chance to raise a child whose quest for technology is higher that most? Read on.

Last year, researchers introduced the NIST-F2 atomic clock, the world's most accurate time standard. This year, the NIST announced the world’s record-setting atomic clock was modified to be more than three times as precise and set a new record for clock stability.

In your quest to figure out how your team is doing with its agile process, gathering data can be useful—as long as it does not add significant overhead to your project or get in the way of delivering customer value. Don't let the desire to quantify your improvement get in the way of improving.

Last year, Google discovered that the health and fitness section within its app store was the fastest growing category. Beyond the personal uses for fitness apps, some companies are putting a new emphasis on a healthy lifestyle by offering more tangible rewards.

The idea behind offering unlimited vacation seems to be to build trust by giving salaried employees flexibility about time off and a greater chance of achieving a good work-life balance. But it's too soon to say whether such a policy actually works. Would you take advantage of unlimited vacation?

Do you know what drives your behavior at work? Is it the sheer fun of programming or testing? Is it about serving customers or finding solutions to problems? Think about your mission and consider your principles when you debate potential risks and outcomes. Then, you can start exercising leadership.