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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, is the latest of many male technology leaders who has stuck his foot firmly in his mouth on the topic of female advancement. His comments raise questions on just how far women have come and what can be done to implement fairer and more effective hiring practices.

In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell asserts that it takes about ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. But practice has its limits. Naomi Karten explores other reasons that contribute to becoming an expert—whether at your job or in your golf game.

Online social identity is almost a necessity these days, and companies are reaping the benefits of using social media to connect with customers. Rajini Padmanaban highlights John Legere, TMobile CEO, and his success with using social media to connect first-hand with users.

There are many possible signs that indicate it could be time to look for a new job. One of the major reasons is that you’re stuck in your current position with no opportunity to advance, or it could be that you lack passion or don't quite fit the culture. But read this story before you jump ship.

College students who know COBOL earn more than their peers when hired after graduation. How much more? On average, new graduates who took COBOL classes, even if COBOL was taken as an elective, garnered more than ten thousand dollars in annual salary earnings versus fellow tech industry graduates.

“Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” Although General George S. Patton offered these leadership options long before software development, they are very applicable to agile Scrum leadership. Managers should balance all three options for the most productive software development environment.

It’s possible for people to hold positions that are described as professional yet behave in ways that are decidedly not professional. And the absence of professional behavior is usually a lot more obvious than its presence. Do you exhibit any of these unprofessional—or professional—characteristics?

Many people say, “I refuse to participate in politics,” perhaps imagining they are above the fray. You can still choose to be honest, ethical, and reasonable in your approach to politics. But if you choose not to participate, then you and your slice of the organization will lose to those who do.

Conferences and training programs that focus solely on women are on the rise. Although all of this focus on women's diversity is a way to enable them to step up and obtain better prospects, it leaves us to question whether the diversity lies in their exclusion or inclusion as a group.

Companies sometimes make changes in organizational direction to improve their futures. Individuals can also make changes in direction―personal pivots. And like companies, individuals who cannot pivot can become stagnant, neither growing nor dying. Read on for more about some changes you could make.