To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones

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Second, for very large tasks you often do not get feedback on your success until many of the pieces of that project are in place. Even if particular elements of the task appear to be going well, the success of the large-scale project requires integrating all of the specific tasks in a coordinated fashion. It is not until you have a complete draft that you can assess whether the project is working. The individual tasks that are part of any major project take practice.

Do Startups Really Create Lots of Good Jobs?

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Eskimos have 50 words for snow. Humans only use 10% of our brains. We hear these types of “facts” all the time — but are they true? Scientists are now saying, “Not so simple.”

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The Best Leaders Allow Themselves to Be Persuaded

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As Cornell psychologist David Dunning says, “The road to self-insight runs through other people.” When we think of great leaders, certain characteristics come to mind: They have confidence in their abilities and conviction in their beliefs.

C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

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Execution risk: A wrong execution model or poor execution can make a project run too long and cost too much, leading to a total loss of focus and a reduction in value creation. Almost half of IT projects run over budget and about 56 percent deliver less value than predicted.

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

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David Dunning and Justin Kruger at Cornell have great research showing that the least competent people often end up in charge because they’re overconfident about their own abilities.).

Unemployment Is About to Fall a Lot Faster than Predicted

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Others are even gloomier: Trading Economics projects unemployment rates above 6% for the next couple of decades. Using an alternative model for projecting job growth, we see an entirely different scenario, one in which the U.S.