Learning to be Inspirational: new research shows that with awareness, good feedback, and a plan of development, leaders are able to improve this most important of all leadership competencies
[Reproduced from Harvard Business Review]
What Inspiring Leaders Do
[by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman | 06.20.13]
What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.
Our own extensive 360° feedback data, which we've gathered from just under 50,000 leaders who have been assessed by approximately a half-million colleagues, strongly confirms the importance of inspiring leadership. Of the 16 leadership competencies we most frequently measure, it is clearly the one that stands out. In our data, the ability to inspire creates the highest levels of employee engagement and commitment. It is what most powerfully separates the most effective leaders from the average and least-effective leaders. And it is the factor most subordinates identify when asked what they would most like to have in their leader.
Yet, when you talk with leaders who want to be more inspiring, you often get a deer-in-the-headlights reaction. They simply do not know what to do.
Because of big data, 100Gig ethernet and virtualization, server payloads are changing and so is their architecture. I have posted in the past a few pointers to this new reality, mainly psuhed by Google’s enormous server appetite (as well as creativity) as well as Facebook Open Compute project. Can Intel compete with ARM licencees around power consumption, cost, and integration (communications, on-board storage, and board management controller) ? AMD is making a big bet that could pay off in the very near term – not sure ARM’s organization will be able to fx their mobile myopia on time though.
[Reproduced from GigaOM]
AMD executive: The data center is changing and ARM will be the compute
[by Stacey Higginbotham 06.19.13]
AMD is betting big on ARM chips in the data center because the demands of client computing have changed the way computing and data centers are built and designed.
There has been a complete transformation of the client side of computing, and because of that the infrastructure on the back end is changing. As part of that change, the new chip architecture inside the servers in the data center will use the ARM architecture, said Andrew Feldman, GM and corporate VP at AMD.
In his presentation at GigaOM’s Structure conference on Wednesday, Feldman explained that the data center is not only the cloud, it’s providing the value for most of the phones, tablets and myriad devices we carry every day.
“The demand for compute has left the client side and moved into the data center,” said Feldman. “Over a three-year period we went from 3 percent to a third of the U.S. population owning a tablet … We now spend hours and hours a day in the cloud where before, we were on the couch.”
The post Waze world: New M2M startups that solve problems in the connected car, from Automatic’s all-in-one digital mechanic, to effortless parking, smartphone integration and driving assistance. Here are the very simple yet positive and powerful thoughts at Telefonica.
[Reproduced from VentureBeat]
After Google’s Waze buy, here’s what’s next for connected cars
[By Alex Salkever 06.18.13]
Intelligent cars are a hot topic in Silicon Valley. Around here, rather than ogle at celebrities, we ogle at Google’s self-driving cars.
And it’s not Google. Many car companies, including Toyota, BMW, and Honda, are actually working on self-driving cars, and the future looks to be playing out faster than anyone imagined.
Most of the connected-car news over the past couple weeks has focused on Google’s buy-up of social driving app Waze, but here are a few other innovations worth keeping an eye on:
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