Tag Archives: Education

Classes Every Employee Should Take

Were I advising aspiring top-tier universities — or their students on what they should expect from their high-priced education — the following classes would represent excellent starting points for fundamental curricular reform.

These classes strive to balance the transmission of knowledge in classroom environments with the cultivation of real-world skills. Coursework here demands an appreciation of how to collaborate; interact with more data and analytics; generate and communicate testable results; and improvise and innovate if things don’t go as planned. Students are not simply studying for tests; they’re testing their own ingenuity and intuition. Students achieving competence — let alone mastery — in their coursework would be both cognitively enriched and more economically desirable to potential employers. It wouldn’t hurt their ability to be entrepreneurial either.

Acquiring the skills you need to stay relevant shouldn’t be a chore.

Six Classes Your Employer Wishes You Could Take

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Not All Goals Are Created Equal

Managers, teachers, and parents need to gain goal setting skills that prompt intrinsic goals based on optimally motivated, higher-level values. Individuals will benefit, but more importantly, it is a way to immediately begin shifting the values practiced in our organizations, educational systems, and communities.

If you find yourself challenging these notions, it is probably because most of us are conditioned to believe that setting goals for things we want (or think we need)–such as obtaining more money and the stuff we can buy with it–are part of “the secret” to success. #goalsetting

I’ve just returned from the 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory.  The remarkable and often mind-blowing research on motivation that was shared and debated by 500 scholars from…

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Qualities Of Truly Confident People

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.

Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

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The Need for Business English in an Increasingly Global Workforce

Two recent groundbreaking studies — the 2013 Business English Index (BEI) and the Globalization of English (GOE) report—confirm the primacy of Business English as the de facto language of business. #businessenglish

A look at the 2013 Business English Index & Globalization of English Research

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