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I am a simple, straight-forward operations guy. I’ve read about leadership. It’s of no use to me.

It might be OK for army officers and expedition leaders and even chief executives. They need to create a vision, inspire trust and take people to a place they never thought they would get to. They have it within their gift to define strategies and move organizations to new places.[…] Continue Reading »

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Stanford and Harvard universities teamed up to create The Stanford Election Atlas, which gives users a precinct-by-precinct view of the results from the 2008 presidential election. The interactive data visualization tool presents the election outcome at individual polling places, compared with the old maps that only went as far as presenting election outcomes at the county level.[…] Continue Reading »

The majority of investment professionals think the presidential election will affect both the U.S. and global economic recovery, the CFA Institute reported in a recent survey. According to the results, 80% of the more than 2,600 members who responded think the outcome of the election will affect the U.S. recovery, while 63% of respondents said they think the election will affect the global economic recovery.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Social Media — tracks feedback from leading marketers about social media practices and issues.

This week, we asked: Do you believe that the candidates’ social media outreach efforts will have an effect on the presidential election?

  • Yes: 68.99%
  • No: 31.01%

During the 2012 election season, candidates for president from both major parties have been pulling out the stops to engage voters on a variety of social platforms.[…] Continue Reading »

It’s autumn in the Rockies and a season for debate and confrontation. In nature, the bugle call of the male elk woos mates and incites challengers for control of the harem. In politics, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney return again and again to the West to assert their positions. Why fight it? This month, let’s take a look at the argument for adding an “A” to STEM to create STEAM and acknowledge the role of the arts in 21st century learning.[…] Continue Reading »