3 geheimen van beste TED-sprekers (en 10 andere topartikelen)

In dit overzicht van topartikelen uit internationale media aandacht voor o.a. AI, het brein van de leider en geheimen van de beste TED-sprekers.

1. In a Stunning Announcement, KFC Just Admitted That It's Run Out of Chicken
Fast food relies on the speedy part. It also relies on the food part. Things can go wrong. As I recently mentioned, McDonald's claims it has a real health problem with some of its restaurants and can't guarantee the food is safe. Now KFC has made an even more troubling admission. It's run out of chicken.

2. How AI is Transforming Business Intelligence
Today, businesses are entering into a new era ruled by data. AI, specifically, is gradually evolving into a key driver that shapes day-to- day business processes and Business Intelligence decision-making.  Thanks to advances in cognitive computing and AI, companies can now use sophisticated algorithms to gain insights into consumer behavior, use the real-time insights to identify trends and make informed decisions that give them an edge over their competitors.

3. The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage
Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? What should be left out? Should there be jokes? You'll answer all these questions in the process of drafting a killer outline. Here are the three keys to mastering that outlining process.
 
4. The 4 Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience
Interest in applying neuroscience to business has been mounting for decades. One reason, according to Swart, is that leaders prefer the idea of optimizing an organ--which is tangible--to the idea of optimizing behavior--which is not. "If I say, 'You need to be more emotionally intelligent,' I have had people respond, 'I don't understand what I'm supposed to do,'" she says. "If I tell them, 'You can build a pathway in your brain that will make it easier for you,' then many are more willing to embark on that process.

5. 5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking
We all want to be fearless public speakers. We dream of confidently striding onto the stage to give a speech or presentation, breaking the ice with the perfect joke, captivating the audience with compelling stories, handling the most difficult questions with ease, and exiting to cheers and applause. But the reality is usually less than perfect. Often, our fears take over and we imagine ourselves stumbling on the stairs, forgetting our lines, drawing a blank, or losing the audience. It’s easy to interpret these fears as a warning that something will go wrong — a sign that we weren’t meant to be on the stage in the first place.

6. A Fresh Approach to Business Strategies
A remarkable new book by three McKinsey consultants, “Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick” (Wiley, 2018), is very different. The chief takeaway from the book, Bradley told CFO in an interview, is this: To beat the odds of strategy, you have to unlock “big moves.” And in order to do that, you have to confront “the social side of strategy.” The social side of strategy is the chief culprit hindering companies from making the big moves that will enable them to achieve their vision, the authors say.

7. How Happy Talk Can Ruin M&As
When mergers and acquisitions disappoint – as they do at least 50 percent of the time – a badly managed integration process is often to blame. Even deals with the greatest financial promise can be thwarted if the employees of one or both organisations aren’t on board. For leaders facing their own challenging integration, many experts emphasise the importance of a robust, persuasive communications plan.

8. Big Investors Call for Company Attention to Social Purpose: What Next?
The world’s biggest investment firm, with US$6.3 trillion assets under management, has declared that business must have a social purpose. Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, in his annual letter to CEOs, said that business needed to make “a positive contribution to society” to warrant BlackRock’s support. The letter is a call for corporate social responsibility – especially as stretched governments have given way to business.

9. Led by finance: Juggling finance challenges of a fast-growing company
Pip Spibey, FCMA, CGMA, took on the role in January 2016, when UK-based Travelport and Australian startup Locomote teamed to simplify the approval, booking, and expense management for corporate travellers worldwide. Risk management, controls, cash management, and a keen eye on profit are key to efficiency as she juggles the challenges of a fast-growing company, she said.

10. Five Things That Can Really Influence How Others Perceive You
There are several ways to make a great first impression on someone you just met. It can be as simple as being curious about the other person. Here are five proven strategies to get you started.