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8 Daily Habits of Successful Leaders That Most Ignore

When you spend time with great leaders, you begin to recognize the behaviors and habits that these successful people have in common. The interesting thing is that some features are pronounced, while others are really subtle. In fact, the best leaders make leadership seem so easy that you do not even notice their attitudes.

By identifying these habits and qualities that make great leaders, you can embrace them in your daily activities. Make a list and focus on one item at a time. When surrounded by successful people, see if you can see each feature manifesting itself. This alliance of experience and focus will help you create lasting habits.

Below are 8 highly effective leaders who practice and you can apply in your own life to also become successful:

They seek to learn always

You will never find a real leader to be accommodated. They are peopl

When you spend time with great leaders, you begin to recognize the behaviors and habits that these successful people have in common. The interesting thing is that some features are pronounced, while others are really subtle. In fact, the best leaders make leadership seem so easy that you do not even notice their attitudes.

By identifying these habits and qualities that make great leaders, you can embrace them in your daily activities. Make a list and focus on one item at a time. When surrounded by successful people, see if you can see each feature manifesting itself. This alliance of experience and focus will help you create lasting habits.

Below are 8 highly effective leaders who practice and you can apply in your own life to also become successful:

They seek to learn always

You will never find a real leader to be accommodated. They are people always willing to learn and are constantly expanding their skills and knowledge through readings, their networks of contact or even trying new things.

They surround themselves with people who achieve their goals

Leaders associated with people who achieve goals and who, consequently, inspire them to have a life that brings more satisfaction. It makes sense, when one is in search of excellence, to surround oneself with people with character and ambitions similar to yours. Obviously, it is important to avoid negative people around you.

They accept that improvement is a process

Exceptional leaders are patient. They do not expect to achieve meaningful results at once. Instead, they know that step by step steps taken day after day will guide them to growth. The best leaders do not overestimate what they can do in the short term, nor do they underestimate what they can produce in the near term.

They are open to feedback

Successful people ask for directions and advice along the way as part of the process of personal growth. They take responsibility for their performances and accept criticism.

It can be feedback from colleagues, clients, and investors. It is also critical for leaders to learn from their delusions and realize that there are lessons in failure.

They resist dogmas

Great leaders have the self-confidence to challenge their own opinions and prejudices and those of the people around them. They think alone and usually do not follow other people, which is different from not listening to others.

They face their fears head high

Leaders are aware that their ambitions usually involve some level of fear or doubt. The result is that they do not always feel good, but they keep going anyway. To continue, even with fear and uncertainties, is what often distinguishes the best.

They believe in their missions

A startup is a group of personalities who aim in a future that does not yet exist. Great leaders achieve a high level of clarity about their visions and cultivate a belief strong enough to motivate others to join the company’s mission.

They think long-term

The most successful entrepreneurs make long-term plans, consistently, and visualize a future version of themselves and their businesses. They know that small steps will trigger bigger things. They also know how to take care of current priorities without losing focus on the future.

Culture and Employees As a Base For Digital Transformation

Technological innovation in companies is closely related to the most critical component of any change process: people. Digital transformation cannot ignore the culture, organization, and involvement of employees who look confidently at the Digital Workplace.

These are the words of Javier Diez-Aguirre, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Ricoh Europe, in the margins of a new study that Ricoh has realized in August 2017 involving 3,600 employees from 23 countries.

81% of respondents say that new technologies, such as automation and artificial intelligence, are changing the way they work. Employees are convinced that, for the success of a project, it is

Technological innovation in companies is closely related to the most critical component of any change process: people. Digital transformation cannot ignore the culture, organization, and involvement of employees who look confidently at the Digital Workplace.

These are the words of Javier Diez-Aguirre, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Ricoh Europe, in the margins of a new study that Ricoh has realized in August 2017 involving 3,600 employees from 23 countries.

81% of respondents say that new technologies, such as automation and artificial intelligence, are changing the way they work. Employees are convinced that, for the success of a project, it is necessary to put people at the center of attention and to consider the cultural aspects. This also applies to the Digital Workplace, an area where European employees show great optimism and confidence.

The study identified three aspects that companies should take into account in digital transformation projects.

Listen to the employees

Technologies lead to profound changes by changing the status quo. People should be encouraged to share ideas and proposals on how to work more smartly. Employees would like their company to become more agile and flexible through the digital transformation while thinking (71% of the sample) that the only top management interest concerns cost reduction.

One way to listen to employee needs and suggestions may be to open a blog or business forum that facilitates dialogue and, consequently, the adoption of technologies that are really useful in improving day-to-day activities.

Pay close attention to what’s going on around you

Companies, especially small and medium-sized companies, should analyze how market leaders are using technologies to improve their business. Understanding the strategies, as well as the role of digital culture, can help you make the first steps in Digital Transformation.

Almost half of the researcher (45%) claims to be interested in working in competing companies using innovative technologies, and a similar percentage (46%) asks whether the technologies made available by their company really boost productivity. Companies can not afford to lose the best talent just because they fail to introduce the technologies they need.

Remember that practice is better than theory

Only 27% of the employees involved in the study are satisfied with the technological training they receive from their company. The result is that most people find it difficult to use the new technologies and take advantage of it. The theory is not enough, and it is important to organize practice demos and workshops, asking the IT provider to support these activities.

How to Understand That Satellites Are Using Our Smartphone For Positioning

Almost all new Android smartphones are actually capable of supporting, in addition to the classic GPS, Glonass’s global positioning system as well.

This feature is hardware-supported and transparently managed by the Android operating system. It is not necessary to enable specific options. If the smartphone receives signals in addition to the GPS, from satellites, it uses them to make the position “fix” faster and locate more precisely.

Normally, applications do not require specific features to exploit this feature. They merely need geographic coordinates, expressed in longitude and latitude, without looking at the source of this information.

However, if you want to check the Glonass signal reception, you can install an app that explicitly provides this feature. The most popular app for analyzing location-based information is GPS Test of Chartcross Limited

Almost all new Android smartphones are actually capable of supporting, in addition to the classic GPS, Glonass’s global positioning system as well.

This feature is hardware-supported and transparently managed by the Android operating system. It is not necessary to enable specific options. If the smartphone receives signals in addition to the GPS, from satellites, it uses them to make the position “fix” faster and locate more precisely.

Normally, applications do not require specific features to exploit this feature. They merely need geographic coordinates, expressed in longitude and latitude, without looking at the source of this information.

However, if you want to check the Glonass signal reception, you can install an app that explicitly provides this feature. The most popular app for analyzing location-based information is GPS Test of Chartcross Limited, downloadable free of charge from Google Play.

With this tool, you can select which constellation of satellites to consider, in order to understand which data is used to generate your position. Once the app is started, press the icon with the three dots on the top right, and from the context menu, press the Satellite Filter item. In the window that will appear, you can enable or disable the display of various satellites, Navstar GPS, Glonass, Chinese Beidou and also the latest Galileo European positioning system.

With these tools, the smartphone’s GPS features will no longer have any secrets and it will always be possible to verify the correct reception of geo-localization signals.

Security is Fundamental, But Are We Too Underestimating it?

Do we live in a more risky world than in the past? The answer is yes, according to 72% of top business managers worldwide interviewed by BDO for the Global Risk Landscape 2017 edition, the annual report of the company’s audit firm and business advisory firm investigating business risk factors international.

What is surprising is that there is no security issue out of the top three risk factors, out of concern about compliance with regulations (35%), increasing competition in the market (30%) and the economic crisis ( 29%). If questioned about the company’s uptime about the changes in global business, only 21 percent of European business leaders point to cyber risk as a factor that will surprise their businesses over the next 10 years.

The context outlined by the BDO report seems totally inadequate to the current global scenario, where we are attending world-c

Do we live in a more risky world than in the past? The answer is yes, according to 72% of top business managers worldwide interviewed by BDO for the Global Risk Landscape 2017 edition, the annual report of the company’s audit firm and business advisory firm investigating business risk factors international.

What is surprising is that there is no security issue out of the top three risk factors, out of concern about compliance with regulations (35%), increasing competition in the market (30%) and the economic crisis ( 29%). If questioned about the company’s uptime about the changes in global business, only 21 percent of European business leaders point to cyber risk as a factor that will surprise their businesses over the next 10 years.

The context outlined by the BDO report seems totally inadequate to the current global scenario, where we are attending world-class cyberattacks such as WannaCry and Petya. If this is accompanied by Ponemon and IBM estimates, which account for $4 million in the average economic loss caused by a company by system violations in 2016, with an increase in ransomware attacks by 6,000% a year last, it is clear that the security issue is at least underestimated.

According to BDO, there are eight steps each company should take to be able to be resilient to cyber attacks. The first is to constantly update security information systems with the latest software versions available to avoid the so-called 0-day, publicly known security vulnerabilities.

The second step is to install monitoring systems that timely activate the alarm in case of violation. What’s important is to know what data are contained in their systems and how they are defended. The fourth step is to protect this data with appropriate access control systems. The fifth is the corporate culture: it is necessary to teach all employees how to recognize an ongoing hacker attack and how to take safe behaviors during daily work.

The next step is to look at the business supply chain and ensure that stakeholders and third parties are well prepared for cyber-risk by sharing good practice. Finally, we need to be able to discuss the cybernetic risk at the summit adequately, as we would address any other risk, economic or otherwise.

In the event of an attack, as always stated in the BDO report, the first thing to do is to realize that the attack is ongoing. Then, immediately shut off the parts of the attached system, to avoid contagion propagation. At the reputational and communicative level, it is also necessary for each company to prepare in advance an official standard statement that can promptly send the press and stakeholders.

Airline Wants to Conquer Millennial With VR Devices in Flight

If you have ever felt that the way we travel by plane is somewhat outdated, know that you are not alone. Apparently, Air France also finds the same and, therefore, is bringing a new arm of its company focused only on the millennials, called Joon. What does it offer otherwise? Well, what about streaming content and a USB charger, to watch what you want from your phone or tablet?

Ah? Is this common in most common flights offered by airlines? Calm down, because Joon does not just offer that. In its official announcement, the company says it also offers partnerships with services such as Airbnb and Waynabox – which means that you will be able to book places to stay near your flight tickets.

Another promise from Joon is the offering of a virtual reality glasses system called “AlloSky Virtual Reality Headset,” which promises to offer “various inno

If you have ever felt that the way we travel by plane is somewhat outdated, know that you are not alone. Apparently, Air France also finds the same and, therefore, is bringing a new arm of its company focused only on the millennials, called Joon. What does it offer otherwise? Well, what about streaming content and a USB charger, to watch what you want from your phone or tablet?

Ah? Is this common in most common flights offered by airlines? Calm down, because Joon does not just offer that. In its official announcement, the company says it also offers partnerships with services such as Airbnb and Waynabox – which means that you will be able to book places to stay near your flight tickets.

Another promise from Joon is the offering of a virtual reality glasses system called “AlloSky Virtual Reality Headset,” which promises to offer “various innovations such as a high-resolution screen and a dioptric correction to fit the eyes of the entire world” during long flights for business class customers.

Who would rather use these VR devices gadgets instead of enjoying all the comfort of business class? That’s a good question. But, as you can notice, everything for Joon is a matter of being a stylish and modern experience as the millennials want, is not it? This is a combination of organic snacks with flight attendants with clothes made out of recyclable fabric.

As you may have guessed, many of Joon’s proposals and promises remain to be explained, so we’ll have to wait and see what else the company has to offer us. And you: do you think streaming videos, USB chargers, and mysterious VR devices are what was missing from a real flight experience? Leave your opinions in our comments.

Top WordPress Visual Design Plugins For Your Site

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to highlight your company, services or even ideas without having a website. Automatically, our first reaction to everything is to get what we want in Google, be it a brand name, help with anything or someone who specializes in what you need.

Without a doubt, WordPress is the most famous service for creating web pages. It offers ready-made sites – all structural and design – for you to enter your content.

WordPress, which was originally a blogging system, has grown into a solution for publishing sites, courtesy of third-party developers. In addition to the thousands of easily interchangeable themes available for WordPress, your plugin library can turn it into anything from a dashboard engine to an e-commerce solution. Consequently, it is now considered a viable replacement for other content management and site a

Nowadays, it is almost impossible to highlight your company, services or even ideas without having a website. Automatically, our first reaction to everything is to get what we want in Google, be it a brand name, help with anything or someone who specializes in what you need.

Without a doubt, WordPress is the most famous service for creating web pages. It offers ready-made sites – all structural and design – for you to enter your content.

WordPress, which was originally a blogging system, has grown into a solution for publishing sites, courtesy of third-party developers. In addition to the thousands of easily interchangeable themes available for WordPress, your plugin library can turn it into anything from a dashboard engine to an e-commerce solution. Consequently, it is now considered a viable replacement for other content management and site architecture solutions, from Zen Cart to Drupal.

Visme, the company specializes in translating your ideas into the professional report, presentation, and infographics and used by over 750,000 marketers, communicators, executives, and educators from over 100 countries, compiled a custom best WordPress Plugins infographic to improve user experience and design of the WordPress website.

The infographics titled “Top WordPress Visual Design Plugins” provides you insights into the top WordPress Plugins including best image editing, web design, social, optimization, visual effects and much more.

Check out the infographic:

Visme-36-WordPress-Visual-Design-Plugins

Source: Visme

More Than 7,000 IoT Malware Have Been Discovered in 2017 Alone

A greater number of devices connected to the Internet and each other also means a significant increase in the number of malware that reaches these devices. This is the conclusion of Kaspersky Lab’s five-month study of threats involving the Internet of Things (IoT).

Only from January to May 2017, researchers detected 7,242 samples of malware on those devices. The number is 74% more than the total number of samples detected in the period between 2013 and 2016.

According to the scientists, the attacks already existed a few years ago, but they even boomed in 2016 with the emergence of the Mirai botnet. And there is no lack of devices to be targeted: according to Gartner data, there are more than 6 billion devices connected to the Internet on the planet.

Size is not document

Whether they are thermostats, sensors, refrigerators, garage doors, smart

A greater number of devices connected to the Internet and each other also means a significant increase in the number of malware that reaches these devices. This is the conclusion of Kaspersky Lab’s five-month study of threats involving the Internet of Things (IoT).

Only from January to May 2017, researchers detected 7,242 samples of malware on those devices. The number is 74% more than the total number of samples detected in the period between 2013 and 2016.

According to the scientists, the attacks already existed a few years ago, but they even boomed in 2016 with the emergence of the Mirai botnet. And there is no lack of devices to be targeted: according to Gartner data, there are more than 6 billion devices connected to the Internet on the planet.

Size is not document

Whether they are thermostats, sensors, refrigerators, garage doors, smart wristbands or even toys, these products are especially vulnerable because the firmware of each product usually does not receive as many security updates. It has standard passwords and does not receive the user’s due attention. And, once controlled, they can not only receive commands remotely but also serve as the gateway to the invasion of other electronics in the house.

On the other hand, hackers find several advantages when attacking such devices because they have low power consumption, are portable, low cost, are available on the Internet and can be configured with open source tools available for free.

The number of connected device installations in the healthcare industry is increasing consistently. According to a report by Grand View, it is estimated that globally the healthcare industry will invest about $ 410 billion in IoT devices, services and software by 2022. Along with this trend, emerged from some procedures like Medjack, in which attackers seek to compromise equipment that connects to medical devices.

In August of this year, one of the leading manufacturers of pacemakers issued a call alert to upgrade firmware to about 465,000 patients after discovering a vulnerability that gives the attacker the ability to perform different attack vectors that would have a direct health impact of patients.

It’s a trend that is far from reversible and increasing every day. This leads us to the urgency of thinking about what security measures should be taken for this type of technology.