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Using technology to help refugees

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Figures released by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, in its latest Global Trends report showed that 65.3 million people — or one person in 113 — were displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015. To put that into perspective, that’s more than the population of the United Kingdom or of Canada, Australia and New Zealand combined. […]

What women in IT can learn from Shakespeare

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Over the last two years participating in Women in Leadership in CSC, I have met many women from all around the world who love technology. What brings us together is our relationship with technology and a love for what we do: We love to help our clients transform and understand how technology can make a huge difference in their organisations. On International Women’s […]

Why women leaders matter to transformation efforts

What gives companies the leading edge? Research has shown that companies do better with women on the governing boards. But considering that male counterparts are still the majority, what is it that we, as women, can bring to the table to tip the success rate over the edge? I recently read a Psychology Today article that described certain qualities both men and […]

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

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?

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?

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 ?

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 […]