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Road winding through the mountains How to Take the High Road as a Leader

Leaders who invite feedback and then suggest, by word or deed, that only positive feedback is welcome end up ensuring that critical feedback—the kind they really need—will be withheld. If you get feedback from employees that isn't what you wanted to hear, don't act vengeful. Take the high road with your response.

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Naomi Karten
Before Rolling Out Products, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Beyond focus groups and surveys, different paths lead to uncovering ways to delight your customers. It is important to recognize the problems, challenges, wants, and needs of people. “Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes” is also good advice for rolling out products.

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Pamela Rentz
Agile team in a huddle with their coach Making Agile Coaching Successful for Your Organization

Successful agile coaching requires a combination of experience, knowledge, and soft skills to help organizations build competence, sustainability, and performance in their agile practices. But it's not all up to the coach. There are a few things you can do to ensure your coaching engagement is set up for success.

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Alan Crouch
Raspberry Pi's Latest Compute Module: CM3+

They say all good things eventually come to an end. The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest and last iteration of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module series: Compute Module 3+ (CM3+), designed for industrial applications and digital makers.

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Pamela Rentz
Software professionals in a meeting How to Appear Smart in a Meeting

If you want to convey the impression that you’re smart in a meeting, you’d better make sure to convey that impression outside the meeting as well, because that’s the image of you that people will carry. Don't try any gimmicks or go in with a plan to ask certain questions or show off. Just follow these simple tips.

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Naomi Karten
STEM Girl Scout Cookie Sales Help Fund STEM Badges, Including Cybersecurity and Programming

It's officially Girl Scout cookie season, and that means you’re doing a good thing when you buy those boxes of cookies. The Girl Scouts offer science- and technology-related badges and journeys to introduce girls to computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, space exploration, and cybersecurity.

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Pamela Rentz
summit supercomputer World’s Fastest Supercomputer Summit Is Ready

Acceptance testing is complete, and selected users are starting to tackle the most complex of science problems on the 200-petaflop IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer. Summit enables scientists to explore new territory and uncover insights by applying artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Pamela Rentz
Red "Emergency pull" lever How to Manage Effectively during a Company Crisis

Regardless of the size and scope of a crisis, any hope of resolving it quickly is made worse by something that often happens: when those in charge handle the situation poorly, such as going into denial, blaming others, or trying to resolve the situation secretly. Here's how you should deal with a company crisis.

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Naomi Karten