Harriet Green

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Goodbye, but not farewell IBM

January 8, 2020 - By Luan Wise - Leadership

“Sometimes the hardest things and the right things are the same.”--Anonymous-- After an amazing four and a half years at IBM, I've made the hard decision to take some time out of my career to be with my family. One of the things that sets IBM apart is its compassion, especially in supporting people ...

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The last few months have been challenging. Concerns around the well-being of my Mum, family health issues, distressing news about a former employer and the impact on friends and colleagues I care deeply about. Challenges in life often seem to converge at the same time and test our internal fortitude and resilience. I know I’...

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Have you ever experienced a moment when you think – ‘oh, I’m never going to get there, it’s too difficult’, or ‘I am afraid it’s not going to work, I’d rather not try it’? If yes, I suggest you take a step back and look to others who faced problems and dilemmas ...

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It’s clear that driving digital reinvention and becoming a true cognitive enterprise – one that is combining AI with data and applying this to customer journeys, core processes and workflows – is as much about people with the right skills as it is about technology. If the Cognitive Enterprise is the destination IBM Garage is the ...

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“The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” – Sigmund Freud As a lifelong champion of diversity and inclusion, although we’ve come so far, I believe there is still a long journey ahead to create workplaces where everyone – regardless of gender or any other personal characteristic – feels they ...

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Building a new team? Try volunteering

May 2, 2018 - By Luan Wise - Leadership

One of the most interesting challenges you can face as a leader is how you bind people from diverse backgrounds together as a team. What makes people from different cultures, spanning different generations, and with profoundly different life experiences work together as a well-oiled machine to achieve great missions? Last week when I held my ...

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Lily Tomlin is a comedic genius. She makes being funny look effortless. I saw her on a US talk show recently with Jane Fonda and I felt like she continues to get funnier with age. Like most comedians, she has a sharp mind and is a keen observer of human behaviour. She once said that, “...

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Last fall I posted an article titled, “What Makes a Great Leader?” I mention this article not to re-hash what traits I believe make for a great leader but to touch on something I wrote at the conclusion of that piece about careers. Here’s what I said “Your career is yours – and it’s ...

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My personal highlights from the growing ecosystem of our Watson IoT Center The end of a year always offers a great opportunity for reflection and gratitude. This year, I’m looking back to what we have created in Munich with the launch of our Watson IoT Center. I’ve been thinking back to all the ...

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Why Marketing Leadership Matters

October 23, 2017 - By Luan Wise - Leadership

I recently returned from a week of climbing in the mountains at 2500 ft. It was exhilarating! My experience got me thinking about leadership and a trend I’m seeing emerge in the business world. Increasingly more marketers are transitioning into mainstream management roles – it’s an exciting development and I applaud every one of you ...

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