Category Archives: Megatrends

Public-Private Partnerships in Education Go Viral

When we began the Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) at the Georgia Department of Education, we thought our biggest challenge would be convincing businesses to get involved with the K-12 education community. Although the “skills gap” in our workforce is universally … Continue reading

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Educators Without Zip Codes

At the recent Plywood Presents social entrepreneurship event in Atlanta, Sajan George of Matchbook Learning captivated the audience with the description of his work on the daunting task of reforming the Detroit public schools. At first glance, this project seems … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

Amazingly, a couple of months have passed since the Zambia trip. You may recall that the graduation at the Helen De Vos School was a smashing success, attended by two Cabinet Ministers and a number of other dignitaries, the computer … Continue reading

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Let’s Build Some Stuff (Again)

If you maintain the right perspective, it’s an exciting (although rollicking) time for American business. The combination of dramatically disruptive technologies (and their ever-escalating effects), uncertainty in overseas markets, and – ironically – the looming threat of the removal of … Continue reading

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Transactional vs.Transformational Leadership

Later in the morning of Day Two at the Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg we explored the concept of Transactional vs. Transformational leadership, using the battle of the Left Flank at Little Round Top as a framework. According to Dr. … Continue reading

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The High Ground

Day Two at Gettysburg brought a total immersion into core concepts of leadership, long, in-depth discussions of the examples of those concepts displayed by the leaders during critical points in the battle, and illuminating (and muddy) up close & personal … Continue reading

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Van Halen and the Brave New World of Business Communications

Last week I dragged my wife to an 80’s extravaganza: a Van Halen concert with Kool & the Gang as the opener! The dancing displays of the crowd of forty- and fifty-somethings must have been a sight to behold. The … Continue reading

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