Bosses Believe Your Work Skills Will Soon Be Useless

This article, written by Danielle Paquette in the Washington Post, points directly at the challenges schools in the United States face in teaching the kind of skills necessary for a healthy workforce. (Here’s a hint about what she says: Teaching to the Standardized Test just isn’t going to do the trick!) If you’re not worried […]

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Whatever Happened to Corporate Loyalty?

This is an article I wrote for Chief Executive Magazine way back in the 1980’s. “Whatever Happened to Corporate Loyalty?” Maybe relevant today? Maybe there should be an article written such as “Whatever Happened to Employee Loyalty?”  . . . . and Why?

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Marlaine’s Spaghetti

This has NOTHING to do with critical skills – except that it may be a critical skill to serve something delicious and easy to make when you have guests. So give this a try – it’s called “Marlaine’s Spaghetti” (although I use Fettuccine) Marlaine’s Spaghetti This recipe will serve four people generously. The important thing […]

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The “Scrapper” on TED Talks

This is an excellent talk by human resource professional Regina Hartley on TED Talks.  “Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume.” She explains why those who often find difficulty and adversity in their careers might just be the ones to hire — over the ones with the “Silver Spoons.” It reminds me […]

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Film Offers Another Thought of School

Kyle Wingfield, a blogger, posted an excellent referral to a film documentary called, “Most Likely to Succeed.” As Wingfield points out, the pathway that the creators of the documentary suggest includes a “shift from drilling kids on content, a readily available commodity, toward developing “soft skills” [appropriately, the film prefers “critical skills”] such as written […]

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