The growing deficit of trust in different institutions and increasing number of reported integrity infractions by people in the position of leadership, across the globe in different arenas over the years, makes me ask myself: ‘What kind of leaders do we need?’ And as I prod on this question, immediately another question pops up: ‘What are some of the fundamental principles on which the foundation of authentic and integrated leadership development rests?’ If the foundation is flawed or lopsided, it cannot create long-term value; instead, it grooms leaders that leave behind a wake of distrust, devastation and disaster. … [Read more...] about Leaders are made, not born: 10 leadership development principles that help create long-term value
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Germany: Interrupted adoption Germany had to stop and restart its digital contact tracing effort. The government launched a contact tracing app based on technology developed by a European initiative. However, a highly critical open letter from multiple experts raised fears of state surveillance because the data were stored centrally, and Apple refused to allow its iPhone operating system to work with it. As a result, the German government abandoned the centralized model for an Apple-Google-compliant decentralized alternative. … [Read more...] about Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19
When it comes to the “work smarter, not harder” mantra, automation is king. Never before has it been easier to put in a little upfront effort to pay big, big dividends down the line. While these services run the gamut from simple to powerful—and from free to kinda pricey—all roads lead to making your workday much more efficient. … [Read more...] about These 5 services will automate all your most tedious tasks
“The app was introduced in what you might call a warlike situation,” said Simen Sommerfeldt, chief technology officer of Bouvet, an information technology consulting company in Norway and one of the organizers of the group statement on Medium. But now that the pandemic seems less like a short-term war against a disease and more like a long-term “new normal,” he said, “we can’t have an app that is so invasive of privacy.” … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them
“Once students come back to classes, whenever that be, I wonder whether parents’ number one concern will go from ‘Is my child paying attention?’ to ‘Did my child touch anyone else?,’ Ranganathan says.Reopening of schools and colleges, however, will not put paid to online learning now. In fact, many ed-tech firms believe that online learning is here to stay in some form or the other hereon. … [Read more...] about Online teaching is hot skill now, but what does it take to get there?