The Production Skill – Still Critical for Your Success! It’s the “Make It Happen” Skill!

he “Production” skill is often referred to as “making it happen.”

Simply put, it is the ability to convert an idea into reality . . . to convert a concept or idea into a product. To hear about the Production Skill, CLICK HERE to go to “It’s All About Skills” for the podcast episode about that skill.

A simple example is a group of high school freshmen having an idea about a float for the homecoming parade – and then creating the float and using it successfully. A more complicated example is the challenge of getting Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait . . . and then, through some massive efforts over time, actually accomplishing that complex task.

The “Production” skill most often involves converting ideas into reality through leadership of other people. Accordingly, the “Leadership” skill, while not one of the “Critical Skills,” is a subset of the “Production” skill. Leadership is often defined as the “art of accomplishing tasks through people.” It’s “production” – pure and simple.

Great ideas often reside in the heads of smart people. The ones who have the “Production” skill can actually turn those ideas into reality.

Read More…

Sowing Disruptive Seeds – – Communicating Trash to Populate False Information to Draw Desired Conclusions!

What if someone wants his supporters to draw the conclusion that the election of another to high office is illegitimate. How should he proceed using the “Critical Skills?” I suppose he could do the following: Initiate lawsuits (legitimate or otherwise) challenging some part of the electoral process for inaccuracies, fraud, or whatever. It makes no […]

Read More…

Competency-Based Learning or Personalized Learning

Competency-Based Learning transitions students away from seat time in favor of a structure that creates flexibility, allowing them to progress as they demonstrate mastery of academic content, regardless of time, place, or pace of learning. Competency-based strategies provide flexibility in the way that credit can be earned or awarded, and provide students with personalized learning […]

Read More…