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Human vs. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

By Dr. William Seidman | October 26, 2020 |

I frequently get asked: “Does your system use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML)? As soon as people hear that our technology gives people the same experience as having...

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Can technology rewire our brains?

Can technology rewire our brains?

By Michael McCauley Can the way we interact with technology alter our neural pathways? Some recent research by Dr. Gary Small, a clinical psychologist at UCLA and an expert on memory, aging, and the brain, indicates that the way we use technology today may be...
Positive leadership and organizational success

Positive leadership and organizational success

By William Seidman I'm still very excited about Kim Cameron's Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance. Cameron delivers a set of messages that are useful and true. The importance to your company or organization of positive relationships - can this be stated enough? There is...
The other side of positive deviance

The other side of positive deviance

By Michael McCauley In his new book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell looks at the other side of positive deviance. Gladwell asks, How do people become top performers? He attributes success to three factors: hard work, innate ability, and luck. We in the...
The vital role of positive leadership in organizations

The vital role of positive leadership in organizations

By William Seidman Kim Cameron is the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. In his latest book, Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance, Cameron discusses the powerful impact of a positive leader. The specifics:...
Neuroleadership's big contribution to management

Neuroleadership's big contribution to management

By William Seidman Research in neuroscience has been sucessfully utilized to improve management. David Rock and Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz's article "Why Neuroscience Matters to Executives" details important aspects of neuroscience's contribution to our understanding of how minds work. The North American NeuroLeadership Summit at the...
The technology of hope and change

The technology of hope and change

By William Seidman One of President-elect Obama's messages is about the importance of hope, and its importance to real change. Another portion of his message is about the importance of technology to governing and to communication. His campaign's use of the internet underscores this idea....
Organizational urgency vs. activity; why you want urgency

Organizational urgency vs. activity; why you want urgency

By William Seidman I recently revisited the work of Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter. He's a prolific author and his latest work, A Sense of Urgency, focuses on urgency in organizations. He discusses the difference between urgency and activity, and how creating a sense...
Persuasive technology and the microwave oven

Persuasive technology and the microwave oven

By William Seidman Last week we met with some PR folks. Like so many people we talk with, they were compelled to categorize us. We were a "training system," a "knowledge management system," a "project management system." It's human to categorize - but what we...
Why stop at positive deviance?

Why stop at positive deviance?

By William Seidman Why stop at positive deviance? Positive deviants - "star performers" - bring value to any organization. Their knowledge and, often, passion can spread to others and have a marked positive effect. But what's the value of knowledge that isn't spread around? Not...