From the Business Perspective . . .

Much has been written and discussed about core competencies and how they are used to define the uniqueness of a company or organization.  Core competencies, however, are not critical skills – even though a particular company will have its own set of critical skills that are similar to or even congruent with the definitions provided […]

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A Brave New World

At the middle of the twentieth century at the end of World War II, the United States was near full employment, Europe, Japan and China were devastated, and the US had virtually no competition in the world. Whatever the US made would sell – domestically and internationally. As the decades passed, Europe, Japan and China […]

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Commencement Address . . . Some Time Ago . . .

I gave a few high school commencement addresses – typically they were as follows The student body president was eloquent in her remarks reflecting on the students’ experiences in high school and her call for her classmates to become active and productive citizens as they prepare to enter the real world.  The class had listened […]

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For Teachers – How to Teach the Critical Skills

My admiration for those who have chosen a teaching career is high. Many of my own teachers – K-12 and through college have been lifetime role models for me. Nearly all were very good and dedicated to their profession. The challenges faced by teachers these days are enormous, • The hours are long; • The […]

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