Rapid Learning Tips from Tim Ferriss
Mar20

Rapid Learning Tips from Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is a writer, investor, podcaster, and martial arts master. But above all else, he says he considers himself a teacher. When speaking with long-time friend and DonorsChoose founder Charles Best at SXSWedu, he was quick to brag about the many skills, languages, and behaviours he has learned that help him to stay at the top of his game. Tim has written a number of guidebooks for being awesome, including Tools of Titans and...

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Team Building with the Bard
Feb06

Team Building with the Bard

Michael Kelly never set out to be a corporate trainer. He founded Shakespeare in Action (SIA) with a mandate to help youth connect with Shakespeare in innovative ways, and the organization’s 30-year history is a testament to his success. Through SIA’s workshops and residencies, which include a hip hop performance reminiscent of Hamilton, students approach content in a way that resonates with them. So they can finally understand...

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3 Ways to Generate Buy-in for Workplace Learning
Aug02

3 Ways to Generate Buy-in for Workplace Learning

We know that education without motivation doesn’t amount to much, so how can we generate some excitement for learning opportunities in the workplace?

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Essential Skills for Developing Leaders
Jun07

Essential Skills for Developing Leaders

HR professionals love to joke about kids these days who come out of school thinking they’re ready to be a CEO, but what’s wrong with that I ask you?

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Getting Off the Merry Go Round of Conflict

The peak of a conflict is easy to recognize, but pinpointing how it starts and progresses is not so easy.

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How to Make your Organization Irresistible to Millennials

At the Millennial Leadership Summit I attended in April, Bill Pallett and Jose Bansil of WJ Pallet & Associates talked about how to attract and retain millennial talent. Human resources administrators often talk about how difficult it is to find the right people for the job, and yet many millennials are underemployed. How can we connect these two often disparate factions? According to the report What Millennials Want From Work by...

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AND not OR: Vass Bednar on Millennials in the Workplace

“We know that within ten years, The Millennial Generation will represent 75% of the global workforce.”

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Rethinking Recruitment

One of the hottest topics at SXSWedu has been how to prepare students for the workplace. Or, in the case of one panel I went to, how to prepare employers for the next generation of students. In a panel called “Diplomas Optional: Jobs of the New Century,” employment experts from LinkedIn, the Markle Foundation, and Maricopa County Community Colleges weighed in on the current gap between education and recruitment. The Markle Foundation...

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