In recent years, news outlets have stressed the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. How important are these skills? 75% of the fastest-growing occupations require STEM skills. U.S. employment in STEM fields has gone up more than 30% since 2000. This information is great to hear if you are a STEM advocate [...]
Ribonucleic acid (RNA) code is coming for you, cancer cells. A new Northwestern Medicine study reports that a kill code is embedded in every cell in the body whose function may be to cause the self-destruction of cells that become cancerous. As soon as the cell's inner bodyguards sense it is mutating into cancer, they [...]
If you think the appetite for smart buildings is limited, you might want to reconsider your position. Thanks to a rapidly growing urban population and increased environmental regulation, operational efficiency is getting more attention. The Internet of Things (IoT) and other advances in technology are key enablers of this efficiency. Gartner research shows IoT can [...]
What is the current relationship like between banks and Bitcoin? It continues to ebb and flow. In March, Reuters reported one of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges struck a rare deal to allow it to open a bank account with Britain’s Barclays. This was intended to make it easier for UK customers of the exchange to [...]
“We are an executive team in name only.” “We are all senior leaders at the same company, we participate in the same meetings, but we do not collaborate well as a unit.” “We have no common objective and struggle with accountability.” In my work, I regularly hear senior leadership at organizations make these comments. If [...]
How confident are you that passwords are enough to protect your data as a consumer? Michael Nadeau, senior editor at CSO magazine, believes the best thing you can say about using a password for authentication is that it’s better than nothing. High-profile breaches like Equifax, however, have exposed millions of passwords and user IDs, calling [...]
The victim mindset can affect average and high performers in any organization in any industry. Ultimately, it can impact the bottom line when it is not managed. In part one of this series, I addressed the first form of the victim mindset I have dealt with across 20 industries: the doubtful victim. In this second and final [...]
Medical device recalls reached record highs in the first three months of 2018 due to software complications that are likely to continue with the spread of high-tech devices. Device recalls increased 126 percent in the first quarter of 2018. At 343 recalls, it was the highest number in a single quarter since 2005, according to [...]
Have you ever encountered a “victim mindset” in your day-to-day work? Chances are that you have. Whether you find it at the executive or middle-management level, most of us have worked with someone (or possibly multiple people) who personifies this mindset. Your challenge as a leader is figuring out how to handle it. In order [...]
Should the Pentagon invest in small satellite constellations for the United States to remain a military superpower? The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a Washington think tank, believes it should. In a recent report, the think tank warns that the spread of advanced technologies has allowed state competitors to challenge U.S. military advantages [...]
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