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Meet the New Boss — Hitachi has put in place an Artificial-Intelligence (AI) system to manage warehouse employees – we knew the day was coming. And it's already increased efficiency 8%, analyzing various processes, demand fluctuations, employee suggestions, and even the weather to adjust tasks on the fly. Think of it as a smarter iPhone, which manages most of your life anyway! The Agile Scaleup is replacing traditional management with cloud-based systems and then pivoting managers to coaches (to help us deal with our technologies!). Here's a link to more info. Thanks to Peter Diamandis' monthly newsletter for highlighting this new development.
How to Boast…Without Being a Jerk — publicizing your accomplishments is an important key to success. However, how you do it is critical. This 99U article by Christian Jarrett outlines five specific strategies for bragging effectively:
- Don't promote yourself unprompted
- Compare yourself to your own past
- Use a wingman
- Is the audience distracted or not
- Beware of excessive modesty
There are a lot of important details and nuances behind each of these strategies so take 3 minutes to read this article. Thanks to Adam Grant, author of Give & Take, for pointing me to this important piece of research.
How Executive Women Avoid the B-Word — Anne Fisher, in this insightful Fortune article yesterday, highlights some of the nine distinct ways top women execs get ahead at work – ideas extracted from Carol Vallone Mitchell's upcoming book (Sept 21) titled Breaking Through Bitch: How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly. Notes Fisher:
Take 2 minutes to read the article and then order Mitchell's book.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters — I just finished reading Dr. Meg Meeker's huge bestseller Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know. Wow – that was a wake-up call! I've already had several conversations with my wife Julie about changes I need to make (thank goodness she has a therapy fund already). Many of you will meet my daughter Jade (12) at the upcoming Growth Summit – it's her turn to take over from her older brothers in helping out at the event. Remember, children of attendees (up to age 22) are welcome for just the direct cost of meals – $250.
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