Why you should Improve Emotional Intelligence – Intelligent Head Quarters

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A recent CIO article, titled ‘Emotionally savvy leadership’, contains some interesting ideas that the author gleaned from public sector leaders while conducting research for his new book: First Be Nimble: “While the emotionally cautious hold back, the savvy leaders engage with communities and other stakeholders, so they can run experiments together”. Emotional intelligence (EI) was the almost universal answer to the question of what leadership capabilities will be most important. This comes as little surprise to Andrea Zintz, Ph.D., president of Strategic Leadership Resources, which provides high potential leadership development, and is timely given that she’s just released her views on how and why to improve EI.

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If Music Be The Food Of Leadership… Play On!

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What can Lady Gaga teach you about Business Strategy, Crowdsourcing and Social Media?

What can you learn about Creativity and Innovation from The Beatles and David Bowie?

How can your company accelerate its growth through the wisdom of Meatloaf, Madonna or Motorhead?

Can transferable lessons on improvisation from the world of Jazz help you beat the competition?

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If PRISM doesn’t freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

To be honest, it doesn’t freak me out. I still believe cloud computing is the way to go. I’m not that paranoïd about data 😉


The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday.

map of europeDuring a debate, Caspar Bowden, an independent data privacy consultant, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according to this Techworld report. The agency gathers information (or metadata) about non-U.S. citizens from large American tech companies including Google(s goog) and Microsoft(s msft), a practice we know about because of Edward Snowden’s disclosures, although frankly the scope of NSA data collection was already tipped more than a year ago by three agency whistle blowers.

The issue was exacerbated by reports that Britain’s own Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been tapping fiber-optic cable traffic and collecting data in a program code-named Tempora for the last year and a half, according to The Guardian. 

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