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Good enough is never good enough, right?

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Good enough is never good enough, right? Have you ever drawn, rehearsed, practiced, written something 1,000 times, starting over again and again, wanting something so much that everything you do becomes “never good enough?” Never good enough is a philosophy that pushes us toward choosing the riskier more original idea, right? It also encourages us to never stop learning. […]

Tapping into digital minds in the London insurance market

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Modernisation, disruption, innovation … These days you can’t move in the London insurance market without seeing the topic in the headlines or hearing it discussed. But talk is cheap, as they say, and it’s clear that the digital-savvy generation is impatient to see things happen. We launched the CSC Digital Minds programme to engage a […]

What leadership style do you prefer?

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I think we can all agree that there are a number of different leadership styles in the workplace, within families and our social circles. But perhaps the three most discussed and well defined leadership styles are these: transformational, transactional and laissez faire (a bit of French that translates “let them do [it]”). Transactional leaders are target-focused and systematic. They like to streamline processes […]

5 habits for digital leaders to adopt in 2017

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It’s common knowledge that by three weeks into the new year, most of us have already given up on those personal and professional resolutions we set in the countdown to 2017. Lose 10 pounds, exercise every day, expand your network, go for a big promotion – those sorts of goals are great to set, but […]

¿Sobrevivirán los CIOs a la evolución de las TI?

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Hace unos días, compartí un artículo interesante en LinkedIn que aseguraba que los responsables de marketing tendrán en breve mayor participación en el presupuesto de TI que los CIOs. Y me sorprendió la discusión que provocó. Los comentarios iban desde citar el famoso artículo de Nick Carr, de hace una década, “Las TI no importan” […]

Les DSI survivront-ils à l’évolution de la technologie ?

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La semaine dernière j’ai posté sur Linkedin un article qui expliquait comment les directeurs du marketing seront prochainement amenés à  contrôler une plus grande partie du budget informatique que les propres DSI. Les débats qui en ont découlé m’ont pour le moins surpris. Les commentaires, assez variés, citent le célèbre article de Nick Carr intitulé […]

Is management synonymous with leadership?

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When we hear the term “leader,” our minds instantly turn to our managers, CEOs, executives and other company higher ups. But they’re not the only leaders in our lives. What about our mothers/fathers, guardians, grandparents … friends? The concept of “leadership” usually indicates someone with power and control over another person, and it’s often attached to the workplace. But […]

Conducting your career like an orchestra

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More than 50 musicians gather on the stage and prepare their instruments for the concert: strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. The conductor steps up to the rostrum, raises her baton and the cacophony of multiple instruments stops. With another flick of her wrist, instruments are raised and beautiful music floats through the auditorium. The job […]

Finding success as a woman in FinTech

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In this post, we introduce readers to Paula Wilson, marketing director at Xchanging, a CSC company. Wilson was recently named to the 2016 Women in FinTech Powerlist, a prestigious list published by Innovate Finance that celebrates the contributions of women in the development of the global FinTech sector. She is responsible for marketing Xchanging’s software business and business […]

2017: Moving beyond the ‘post-truth’ phenomenon

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The Oxford Dictionary named “Post-Truth” the word of the year for 2016. It was a year when political rhetoric based on emotions rather than facts tapped into the social psyche across much of the Western world, a trend that drove significant decisions that surprised many. Whilst pundits will continue to examine and explain this phenomenon, as will […]