Federalist Papers – The “Production Skill” in Action

It should be pretty clear by now that the authors of the Federalist Papers were quite well-grounded in the “Critical Skills.” One of those skills – the “Production Skill” – rather simple in concept, but sometimes hard to actually do. The Production Skill, as you may recall, is often referred to as “making it happen.” […]

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When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming

A recent posting by David DeLong in the Harvard Business Review titled “When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming” addresses the problem of employee education in a world where technology is advancing at a rapid pace. DeLong points out that MIT economists insist we’re now in a race between education and technology, if workers’ skills are […]

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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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