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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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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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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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Lincoln’s Challenge

Day One at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg was overwhelming. Even if there was no battlefield here, coming from the concrete jungle of urban America to rural, green, agrarian western Pennsylvania is shocking to the system of a city … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … Continue reading

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Day One in Zambia

Overview: Our first day of “boots on the ground” was an exercise in contrasting experiences and the wide range of attendant emotions. Overall, my first impressions of Zambia are favorable: the people are very friendly and undeterred by the difficult … Continue reading

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