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Bitcoin has made its presence known. After the initial hype and volatility, a number of unanswered questions remain. Susan Athey discusses the technological innovation behind Bitcoin and its broader applications, as well as crypto-currency’s potential impact on financial systems, industries—even world economies.
Is it best to be emotionless and analytical in decision making? When our goal is to be decisive, the answer is a resounding No. Instead, harnessing the power of emotions is critical. Studies of the neural underpinnings of decision making show that our brains start by evaluating options analytically (DVD or Video Streaming)
In a business environment of fast-moving markets, global supply chains, and dynamic technologies, executing strategy is becoming increasingly difficult. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Setting The Example For Your Employees - One of the most powerful tools supervisors can use is setting a good example. You're not going very far up the leadership ladder without it. Your people observe your actions every day. They know more about your habits than you do. The example you set will influence your employees more than your words.
Team Building - Developing the competent team requires employees and supervisor to commit to the idea that it's essential to support each other. Supervisors who want to establish a team should first understand the group or teams social structure. Social structure is basically how the group feels, how they interact among themselves and of course, the groups informal leaders.
A negotiation is not a battle. That’s how Professors Neale and Lys begin this presentation, explaining that – since the end result is almost always that both parties are better off – a negotiation is the opposite of a battle. So be careful about gearing up for combat; your opponent will sense it, and good opportunities can be missed.
Much like the standup comedian who tests and refines jokes in small clubs before rolling them out to a television audience, most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with brilliant ideas: they discover them through a deliberate process of creative trial and error. From his research on innovative leaders, from Apple, 3M, Toyota, and Starbucks, to the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency strategists, to artists and even standup comics, Peter Sims found they shared a surprisingly similar approach. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Great bosses are self-obsessed—but not for egotistical reasons. The best are those who understand their people’s opinions of them and what it’s like to work for them.
As a manager, you have a responsibility to keep your workplace free of any form of harassment. In this popular harassment and diversity training program, an office “comedian” uses his coworkers’ race, religion, and age as the basis of snide comments that no one else finds particularly funny. (Available in English & Spanish)(DVD or Video Streaming)