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February 22, 2018

Mapping the Risk of Wolf Attacks on Livestock in Central Italy

An increasing wolf population has caused worries and protests from local communities, alarmed at possible predation against domestic livestock and the economic impact on their livelihoods. A new multi-criteria sorting method for organizing and analyzing complex decisions, based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) was used to solve the wolf attacks on livestock farms.
February 20, 2018

8 Essential Qualities That Define Great Leadership

It’s clear that many leaders are failing to foster a sense of trust and loyalty in their employees. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case. Managers who show great leadership qualities can inspire their teams to accomplish amazing things.
February 15, 2018

The Most Overlooked Execution Blind Spot

Cross-functional collaboration is essential to success: “Everyone gets so busy in their own silo that they forget the inter-related and inter-dependent nature of divisional goals."
February 13, 2018

Steve Jobs’s Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say ‘No’ Is Brilliant

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.
February 8, 2018

3 Things Every Leader Should Know About Making Strong Decisions

If you're in a leadership position, decision making is part of your job. Your decisions will largely determine the type of the company you have moving forward. It doesn't matter if you were a leader in the past or today. If you want to become a better leader, manager, employee, etc., it all starts with making better decisions.
February 6, 2018

How ‘Groupthink’ Influences Decision Making

Here are 8 symptoms of groupthink, which is frequently found among tight-knit groups -- particularly those without diversity.
February 1, 2018

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

The hardest activities to automate with currently available technologies are those that involve managing and developing people (9 percent automation potential) or that apply expertise to decision making, planning, or creative work (18 percent).” Computers are great at optimizing, but not so great at goal-setting. Or even using common sense.
January 30, 2018

As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change

AI will supplant many aspects of the “hard” elements of leadership — that is, the parts responsible for the raw cognitive processing of facts and information. At the same time, our prediction is that AI will also lead to a greater emphasis on the “soft” elements of leadership — the personality traits, attitudes, and behaviors that allow individuals to help others achieve a common goal or shared purpose.
January 29, 2018

How the Science of Decision-Making Will Help Us Make Better Strategic Choices

You have to think not just about your own decisions, but you have to anticipate how other people make decisions too. So, when we set out to create the Science of Decision Making, we wanted to help people improve their own decisions and be better able to predict, understand, anticipate the decisions of others.
January 16, 2018

Plants are Capable of Complex Decision-Making

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that your houseplants know more than they're letting on? Well, your intuition might not be far off.