Here’s a story I’ve heard too often: A young professional has finally arrived at a leadership position because of their relentless pursuit of achievement. To their surprise, the moment is bittersweet. While they alone bear the responsibility for their team’s success, they find that they’re unable to control what determines it. The realization hits them that they finally have authority, but they can’t seem to use it to move their team in the right direction. Not to mention, they are impacting people’s lives – both positively and negatively based on the decisions they make every day.
Six years ago, when I heard Justin Uberti of Google announce (*) that Real Time Communications could be executed in the Chrome Browser, I had a vision. This new technology would allow users to communicate from one browser to another; a new form of business communication was possible. Stand-alone voice and video would be a thing of the past; the Skype’s of this world would be used for social chitchat. Old heavyweight legacy videoconferencing systems, from companies such as Polycom and Cisco, would die away.
The Dark Side of Creativity
There are some books that plunge into your heart, take hold of your still-beating vital muscle, and rips it out whilst living on a yacht, raising kids with scholarships to Oxford University, and curing cancer on the side.
From Floppy Disks to VHS, Twitter went down memory lane to fondly reminisce about the things that modern tech has killed that our kids will never understand.
When I moved into a leadership position, I was amazed at the overwhelming sense of responsibility that I felt to develop my team. Suddenly, a huge part of someone else’s well being and happiness at work was largely affected by my choices and actions. Any leader, regardless of experience, needs to be aware of how his or her actions and choices impact people. Those who aren’t tuned in to this will inevitably hurt their team members, their company and ultimately themselves.
Whoever said men’s fashion world isn’t as expansive as that of women’s clearly knew nothing of the vast variety of men’s shoe styles. Women, despite having a room-full of shoes, can find none appropriate for any events. Men, on the other hand, just need a few specific ones that will complement their look for every event in their life. Here goes a list of 5 types of shoes every man must have in his closet.