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So You Really Think Leaders Are Made Not Born?

Social Business, Psychology of Leadership, Leadership by Asa AaronsAsk a group of people if leadership flows from nature or nurture -- and you'll get a lot of answers. Just last week, we published a story that asked the question Are Great Leaders Made or Born? 

Author Tom Lowery suggested it's a bit of both, "with an emphasis on nurture." But to really answer the question, don't we have to define leadership?

Weekend Reads: The Psychology of Leadership + Becoming a Customer-Centric Business

Weekend Reads: The Psychology of Leadership + Becoming Customer-CentricWhether you are enjoying a crisp Saturday morning in the park or still wrapped up in your blankets, what better way to kick off your weekend then taking some time to enjoy our featured articles from this week? Our social business space heated up as we discussed nature versus nurture and whether or not great leaders are made or born that way. We also took a look at the myths preventing businesses from being customer centric, and we took a look at breaking through the content management cloud cover. Sit back, relax and enjoy our weekend reads!

This Week: Twitter's IPO...1999, Again? + How Humans Trump Big Data

Twitter's IPO is a Flashback
Twitter's IPO this week achieved a valuation among the most successful companies on earth before it has returned any capital at all -- something that hasn't happened since 1999

Humans Trump Big Data
Improving analytics skills is all good, but there's a very real danger here as well -- one that increases with big data, for big data is fueling this obsession with numbers.

Modern Intranets Come Full Circle
We're now seeing an organizational social hub where employees can collaborate like never before --and things are just getting started.

RTC to Kill Skype?
Web Real-Time Communication (RTC), when it's finalized and starts to be deployed over the next year, will affect nearly all of the technology giants, including Apple, Cisco, Google and Microsoft -- and the headline feature must have Skype worried

Big Data Getting Smarter
The latest partnership between SAS and SAP leverages the SAP very fast in-memory HANA platform and the analytics capabilities of SAS software. The goal is to broaden SAS' capabilities around big data analysis.

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Apigee Institute: 7 Effective Habits of Chief Digital Officers


The role of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is a hot topic — and a new report from the Apigee Institute identifies seven effective habits CDOs should have.

The report, “Three Keys to Successful Digital Transformation,” surveyed more than 300 executives in firms with at least a  half billion dollars in annual revenue. 


Quandora Offers Companies the Chance to Share Knowledge Internally


Organizations have more content to wrangle than ever before. And every day, we produce more data — faster. Storing and combing through that data in a question and answer format is an established online practice. Now vendors like Quandora are trying to bring that capability to businesses.

8 Features Intranets Can Steal from Customer Experience Solutions

Social Business, 8 Features Intranets Can Steal from Customer Experience"Employees will treat customers the way they themselves are treated”

It’s commonly agreed that satisfied employees lead to satisfied customers, which leads to improved business performance, completing the circle of success. So why don't companies devote the same effort to intranets that they devote to their external websites? 

What Consumerization of IT Means for SharePoint Online, SkyDrive Pro

mobile enterprise,What the Consumerization of IT Means for SharePoint Online, SkyDrive ProBYOD has taken over the enterprise, whether the enterprise likes it or not. But it’s not just BYOD. Employees are turning to consumer versions of file sharing cloud solutions like DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive (not to be confused with SkyDrive Pro) and others to access their documents no matter where they are. IT needs to resolve this problem, and it won’t be done by banning the use of these devices and apps. There’s a smarter way.

Modern Intranets and the Technological Circle of Life

Social Business, Modern Intranets in the Technological Circle of LifeUpdates and improvements are commonplace in the enterprise technology world. Business needs change, demands pop up for different functionality and the technology must be amended to meet requirements or risk being rendered useless. This evolution is part of the technological circle of life, and things either survive and thrive or die off completely. 

Which brings us to corporate intranets.

Q4 Planning: Top Customer Experience, Social Business Conferences & Events (06-Nov-13)

Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we've missed something, don't hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can also view the full calendar here.)

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CMSWire Tweet Jam: Defining the Modern Intranet #SocBizChat

Social Business, CMSWire Tweet Jam: Defining the Modern Intranet #SocBizChatAs we close the door on October and gear up for the upcoming holiday season -- yes, I said it -- what better way to spend some time then attending our approaching Tweet Jam? This time around we'll be exploring the state of the intranet -- what role does it fill in internal communications, are social features a given at this point and is it time to retire them?

Three Ways to Drive Business Innovation, Every Day

Social Business, Three Ways to Drive Business Innovation, Every DayWhere do great ideas come from? The kind that drive innovation -- original ideas with purpose that can transform a person, a business or even an entire industry?

It often seems that there is a random creativity to innovation and a dependence on the unexpected, perhaps even the accidental. We cannot simply say, “go forth and innovate.” Or can we?

Are Intranets Becoming Irrelevant?

Social Business, Are Intranets Becoming Irrelevant?Let’s dispense with the hype and marketing speak; an intranet is an internally focused, private website. And like all websites they’re meant to hand out information like a Pez dispenser. They are corporate brochureware and their time has come and gone.

Are Great Leaders Made or Born?

Social Business, Leadership and Psychology: Are Great Leaders Made or Born?Ask experts what the most asked question about leadership is, and they’ll usually answer "are they made or born?" There are dozens of books, decade’s worth of debates and many well-documented studies on the subject of leadership. Nevertheless, the debate rages on.

How Do You Define a Modern Intranet? It's Simple

Social Business, How Do You Define a Modern Intranet? It's SimpleIt's possible to dress up intranets with a lot of bells and whistles, but at the end of the day an intranet should do three high level things and do them well.

Weekend Reads: Preventing Chaos with Content Governance + Defining Social Business (Again)

Weekend Reads: Content Strategy with Content Governance + Defining Social BusinessAnother month has come to a close. The holiday season -- and all the rushing around that comes with it -- will soon be upon us. So while you are still able to relax, why not take some time for yourself to catch up on our featured articles? This week, we talked about what a strong content governance plan provides content strategy. We took another look at defining social business and found out about the potential the Internet of Things has for collaboration.

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