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Education

November 7, 2018
Education

Critical Thinking: I’m struggling a bit with my thoughts on how to prepare people, especially our young people, for the work world ahead of us. Certainly some basic skills will be required. But which ones? It is next to impossible to predict what “jobs” will exist, let alone what skills will be needed. Surely, we […]

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In Praise of Experts

December 20, 2017 0 Comments
In Praise of Experts

Expert On Every Thing: There was a time, I’m told, when it was possible for one person to know just about everything about everything. Now to be sure, that so-called “knowledge” had to be incomplete and even incorrect in many cases. Nevertheless, one could be a “Renaissance Man” (a term which may refer to a […]

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At the Top of the Skills Ladder

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
At the Top of the Skills Ladder

Skills I found some interesting information from the US Census Bureau. It seems that, according to their 2015 data, about 88% of adults have at least a high school diploma. For the purposes of this report, the adult population comprises those 25 years old and older. “We have already eliminated all jobs several times in […]

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Curbing My Enthusiasm

April 26, 2017 0 Comments
Curbing My Enthusiasm

My Enthusiasm Can Be a Bit Much! I get excited about things—perhaps you do too. I find, however, that my enthusiasm can sometimes be received by others as “preaching.” I truly don’t mean it to be that way, but, well, that’s how it is sometimes (often?) received. What to do? Aware It’s a tough cycle […]

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Leadership: Competency

April 2, 2014
Leadership: Competency

It is our responsibility as leaders to make sure our employees have the tools and training to accomplish the tasks we set for them. Sometimes, if we have come up through the ranks, we believe that it’s faster if we just “do it.” That’s a critical mistake. We quickly become the bottleneck in the organization […]

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The MOOCs are here Part II

September 7, 2013
The MOOCs are here Part II

Some time ago, I wrote about how I believe that the Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs) are here. Others feel the same way. And the Online Schools Organization has been gathering information on what’s available. This is a great resource! Now your job (and mine) of finding more information for continuous learning  just got a […]

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I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

March 20, 2013
I Wonder What Ray Kurzweil is Thinking Now . . .

So, here we go. I was listening to one of my podcasts yesterday and the breathless announcer was peppering his guest with questions about the President’s directive to begin mapping the human brain. We don’t even know what that means, really, at this point, but we need to get started. And I couldn’t help wonder why the […]

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The MOOCs Are Here!

September 3, 2012
The MOOCs Are Here!

I consider myself a life-long learner. I have no particular interest in another advanced degree, but I love to continue learning about what interests me. So I am excited that the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are beginning to show up. But not just for me. University courses are becoming outrageously expensive. There are grave […]

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Education in the U.S.A. – How do we measure success?

December 11, 2011
Education in the U.S.A. –  How do we measure success?

A friend started a conversation over on Google+ about standardized testing in education. What prompted her to do so was a Washington Post Local blog post about when an adult took the standardized tests and failed miserably. Her point is that nobody should be surprised at this – on several fronts. To me, the most […]

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More college, more dumb . . .

January 28, 2010
More college, more dumb . . .

College degrees are only really useful as an indicator of employee potential if we’re hiring them right out of school. After five years in the workforce, they provide almost no insight, instead, it’s workplace successes in which I’m interested.

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