Top Ten Digitalist Magazine Posts Of The Week [February 22, 2016]

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We cover hot topics and thought leadership on mobile applications, cloud computing, Big Data, real-time analytics, and the top challenges facing executives and leaders in sales and marketing, finance, human resources, and much, much more.

Each week on the Digitalist Magazine site, we curate and publish the top ten posts of the week from across our content categories. We hope you find these articles valuable, informative, and interesting.

Is Technology Outpacing The Workforce?
By Meaghan Sullivan@MeaghanSV

In January, the world’s top politicians and business leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference to discuss the issues and challenges around what has been defined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Find out why the forum declared that we are living in the midst of it right now.

Next-Generation CIOs: Effective Leadership For Digital Transformation
By Carsten Linz@CarstenLinz

Digital transformation is foremost a business and leadership challenge. Plus, it is giving CIOs a unique opportunity to become their company’s visionary by instilling an entrepreneurial spirit and leading digital transformation. What are the skills and competences a CIO needs to succeed?

How To Attract And Retain The Best Employees In 2016
By Andrew Heikkila

Finding and hiring the right talent are paramount to any business strategy, especially because the pool is diluted with mediocre to average prospective hires. Here are some ideas that can help you improve your strategies for attracting and retaining the best employees in 2016.

4 Keys To Turning Your Small Business Into Reality
By April Crichlow@aprilcrichlow

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people go back and forth on a very important, potentially life-changing decision: Should they chase their dream of becoming a business owner? The good news is that many people go for it. The bad news is that they often don’t understand how to start a successful company. Take this advice and memorize it as you journey down the path from dreamer to entrepreneur.

State Of Digital Marketing: 9 Key Trends You’ll Need To Know In 2016
By Michael Brenner@BrennerMichael

If 2015 was the year of video marketing, then 2016 is the year of digital marketing. Even Gartner agrees: 98% of marketers no longer see digital as a distinct approach from other marketing practices. Digital marketing is now the context for all marketing. Make sense of this new landscape with these nine key trends.

5 Reasons To Kill The Work-Life Balance Myth
By Meghan M. Biro@MeghanMBiro

Work or life? Nope. There’s no such thing as either/or. The work-life duality is a fallacy. One way or another, we all know, deep down, that it’s simply not a functional construct, particularly in 2016. Here are five reasons why.

Employee Engagement Myths And Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]
By Tracy Maylett@TracyMaylett

Employee engagement seems to be top of mind these days, especially as it affects the bottom line of almost every organization. But how are you going to create it if you don’t know what it is? Check out these common myths and find how you can engage your employees better.

Why Invest In Predictive Analytics?
By Richard Mooney

Why should your CMO invest in predictive analytics? Because it makes all other investments run better and deliver clear and quantifiable margin improvement and ROI across the entire business. Get the information you need to create a business case.

What To Do When A Key Employee Quits
By Jacob Shriar@JacobShriar

One of your best employees comes into your office to tell you that they’re quitting. Imagine that painful feeling as your heart sinks to your stomach. A natural first response might involve getting angry, emotional, and maybe even letting a few expletives fly – but you can’t do that. What separates great leaders from mediocre managers is how they react to the situation.

How Under Armour’s Digital Transformation Will Improve Your Health
By David Trites@davidtrites

Many great companies are born by solving a singular, widespread problem. For Under Armour, that singular problem was sweat. And now the company is innovating digitally to solve a health data problem and improve the way people live.