Asking the Right Question

Consider common workplace issues – a project that has been pending for too long, a problem now considered standard or a problem ready to explode. Over time, stakeholders can acquire the mindset that problems will never be resolved and that doing so requires too much investment. At some point, leadership must ask or delegate responsibility to […]
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Filthy Profit

Twitter was all abuzz following a recent BBC interview with the noted economist, Russell Brand, because of his declaration that, “Profit is a filthy word”.  Check that – Russell Brand is a wealthy celebrity, not a noted economist. Why wealthy celebrities so often seem passionately opposed to profit has long seemed paradoxically puzzling to me, […]
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Optimizing Student Teams

  Optimizing student teams began with a school-wide policy that 30% of each student’s grade was to be derived from the students teaching each other. I, like most of my colleagues, implemented a program of individual and group presentations. Immediately, student cynicism became obvious. “Why,” I asked. “Why don’t you tune in to the other […]
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