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How Smart Buildings Combat Health Concerns

How Smart Buildings Combat Health Concerns

Brief Sensors, advanced filtration technology and preventive maintenance can help buildings address health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Tim King and Ray Mans write. Sensors and analytics can be used to monitor building occupancy, provide contact...

Better Video Presentations: Own the Virtual Room in Your Next Presentation

Better Video Presentations: Own the Virtual Room in Your Next Presentation

Brief  Practice and preparation still apply with video-based presentations, but there are added considerations in terms of understanding the technology, having help with interactive features and knowing that things sometimes go wrong, writes Stephanie Scotti. "Use all...

It’s Time to Rise to the Standard You Set for Yourself

It’s Time to Rise to the Standard You Set for Yourself

Brief  Leaders must constantly check that what they do is aligned with their declared values, then help others do the same, writes Kristin Hendrix, who shares her story and offers a framework. "Internal check-ins, and ones with our support network, can help us in...

How many dams can be built on a river?

How many dams can be built on a river?

Have you ever asked yourself “Why are dams built?” Beavers build dams to form a beaver lodge to live in and protect themselves against predators.Similar to beavers, we, humans, have also been building dams. But unlike beavers, we build them to harness the power of...

Why Ggreat Leaders Speak Last

Why Ggreat Leaders Speak Last

Brief Leaders can encourage better meeting participation and idea exploration by saying less and asking better questions, writes BTS Associate Director Luba Koziy. "There's certainly a place for adding ideas and information yourself, but leaders are best positioned to...

How to Balance Workplace Friendship with Professionalism

How to Balance Workplace Friendship with Professionalism

Brief Managers don't have to forgo workplace friendships, but they do need to have boundaries, avoid cliques and rely on "structured social time" such as monthly conversations, writes Brit Booth. "Care about the people you manage, and you'll find out that it's a...

Avoid Getting Blindsided: Turn Your Anagers into Leaders

Avoid Getting Blindsided: Turn Your Anagers into Leaders

Brief Some leaders are good at managing up, which obscures the awful ways they're treating their reports, writes Marlene Chism. She offers three areas for executives to monitor, both for the well-being of their organizations and to avoid legal liability.  ...

Construction Connections Go Real-time with 5G

Construction Connections Go Real-time with 5G

Brief The nearly instantaneous speeds offered by 5G technology can be transformative for construction sites, offering real-time, cable-free digital connections and access to highly data-intensive applications. Cradlepoint's James Bristow explores how Taylor...

Old Habits Die Hard, But Good Leaders Can Change

Old Habits Die Hard, But Good Leaders Can Change

Brief Replace old habits of relentless work, thinking you know more than others, relying on your authority and avoiding risk with new habits of reflection, collaboration, shared power and experimentation, writes leadership development CEO Dede Henley. "To keep up and...