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Growing Talent – The Role of Public Education

Growing Talent – The Role of Public Education

Jim Collins, in his book Good to Great, identifies key factors for why some organizations achieve greatness and others do not. His third chapter entitled First Who, Then What is about getting the right people in play or as he puts it “on the bus.” This idea is great when you have just one organization […]

The How

The How

Note: This post follows on a series that began here So, how do we go from “clueless” to “clued in”? Unfortunately, thirty years after my less than circuitous journey to my career destination, I still hear the same thing from students in my community (and probably yours too). There are essentially four jobs: teacher, nurse, […]

Clueless

Clueless

Clueless… …it’s how I felt in high school. And I’ll bet you did too. The swirling hormones, roller coaster mood swings, excitement, friends-related drama. The frequent inability to focus. And somewhere, in the background, the constant pressure of looming tests and homework deadlines. Science tells us the brain doesn’t fully mature until age 25. And […]

Growing Talent – Understanding the Student Experience

As an experience designer, research that involves understanding and communicating the student journey is my favorite. In that journey are the key motivators and insights into student behavior. Surprisingly many tend to skip this research phase. I think this happens for a few reasons. One, we think we already know. Why ask when I can just assume? […]