Issue Number - 14
Month - November 2014
Developing Senior Leadership
Senior leaders are the visible faces of any organization. These leaders are responsible for building, communicating and retaining the vision and strategic direction of the company. Employees’ belief in senior leadership is a critical ingredient for successful and sustainable employee engagement. When employees believe in and trust their senior leaders, companies are more likely to have a higher level of organizational engagement. We know that leaders who keep learning and growing are ultimate source of sustainable competitive advantage. Too often, leadership programs are viewed as irrelevant, too theoretical and disconnected from the leader's job and the whole experience is often very poorly designed and executed.
In order for senior leadership to be effective, they must possess some key qualities.
Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, great food, travel and shopping. Let’s explore some really interesting facts about Thanksgiving!!
- National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 mil turkeys about 1/5th of the annual total of 235 mil were eaten at Thanksgiving.
- Three towns in the U.S. take their name from the traditional Thanksgiving bird, namely; Turkey, Texas; Turkey Creek, Louisiana; and Turkey, North Carolina.
- The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City in 1924 and was launched by Macy’s employees featuring animals from the Central Park Zoo.
- 91% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
Are we ready for Internet of Things?
Wikipedia defines Internet of Things (IoT) as the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. Gartner predicts that there will be ~26 billion devices on Internet of Things (IoT). Every one of us thinks about being connected in universal terms to physical computing devices such as computers, tablets and smartphones. Internet of Things (IoT) focusses and revolves around increased machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. It is on the idea of cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors talking with each other.
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