"The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
Lead yourself whenever your boss' leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn't praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn't make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count.
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Four kinds of behaviour account for 89 percent of leadership effectiveness
Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends 2018- Predictiv
Evidence is becoming increasingly important in policy-making. However, the policy-making process itself is not always conducive to producing or making use of evidence. Predictiv is a tool released by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) in the U.K. government to address this.
Predictiv is an online platform for behavioural experiments. It enables governments to run randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with an online population of participants, and to test whether these work before they are deployed in the real world. As these tests take only one to two weeks to complete, policy makers can obtain responses to questions that would have otherwise taken months or years to answer.
More than 30 trials have been conducted via the Predictiv platform to date, and the results are already shaping government policy. For example, the Government Equalities Office and the Department for Work and Pensions are using the results of one trial to change government communications around shared parental leave. OECD, Predictiv – United Kingdom (2018)
MEdia Dragon and Google on project Dragonfly
Engadget – “The trend of blundering into the void of adopting new tech, damn the consequences, full speed ahead, continues this week. The Telegraph tells us about “a number of UK legal and financial firms” are in talks with a chip company to implant their employees with RFID microchips for security purposes. Ah, security purposes, our favorite road to hell paved with some kind of intentions. Is it like when Facebook took people’s phone numbers for security purposesand handed them to advertisers? Sorry, I’m just a little cynical right now. The report explained the purpose of corporate bosses chipping their workers like a beloved Pekinese is to set restrictions on areas they can access within the companies. “One prospective client,” The Telegraph wrote, “which cannot be named, is a major financial services firm with “hundreds of thousands of employees.”
We know that surveillance has a chilling effect on freedom. People change their behavior when they live their lives under surveillance. They are less likely to speak freely and act individually. They self-censor. They become conformist. This is obviously true for government surveillance, but is true for corporate surveillance as well. We simply aren’t as willing to be our individual selves when others are watching.
More reasons why libraries and librarians will continue to play a critical role as we confront the rising tide of communications’ disconnect:
“We may sleep with our smartphones and spend multiple hours a day staring at device screens, but almost of half of American adults say they prefer in-person communication, per a poll by SurveyMonkey for “Axios on HBO.”
- Why it matters, from Axios managing editor Kim Hart: The rapid rise of social media and smartphones led some experts to worry that digital communication would replace face-to-face interaction, potentially leading to weaker relationships and less productivity.
- The results show that adults still value the human connection of an in-person conversation over text messages by a 21-point margin.
- 54% of teens agree that using social media often distracts them when they are with people, and 44% say they get frustrated when their friends are using their phones while hanging out.
- Yet 55% say they hardly ever or never put their devices away when hanging out with friends…”