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Leadership 4.0: Embracing the weQ trend

Christina Bösenberg | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Christina Bösenberg

The sharing economy, weQ, cooperation, co-creation, and community are key principles of weQuality trends. In the midst of a social cultural change, ne...

2017: The Year To Take Charge of Your Leadership Development

Sara Canaday | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Sara Canaday

Many people greet the new year with a renewed commitment to professional growth. But what about existing leaders? They often feel overwhelmed and put ...

The Relationship Between Risk and Faith

David B. Nast | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
David B. Nast

When setting goals for the New Year, how much risk are you willing to take to achieve them? If you're not taking risks, you're not stepping outside o...

Love, Hope, and Evidence in Secondary Reading

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.05.2017 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I am pleased to announce that our article reviewing research on effective secondary reading programs has just been posted on the Best Evidence Encyclo...

Unlock 18 questions to reveal your professional worth in 2017

Carla Deter | Posted 12.31.2016 | Impact
Carla Deter

It's almost 2017 and I'm giving this away to you for free. I feel like I'm giving away a 'secret' but truly it is a 'gift.' Yes, it's the questions I ...

Millennials vs The Old Guard: A Sales Story...

David B. Nast | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

There once was a family-owned business challenged to grow sales in an industry where profit margins continue to shrink. They redesigned their process...

Have you HUGGED your professional brand lately? 10 Must-Do's!

Carla Deter | Posted 12.19.2016 | Technology
Carla Deter

The new year is almost here and with it, a chance to have the best of your career. Whether you're self-employed or work for a small or large company, ...

5 Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Personal Brand in 2017

Mel Carson | Posted 12.16.2016 | Business
Mel Carson

How unfortunate would it be if, despite all of your good intentions and efforts to build and improve your personal brand, you were actually doing it d...

Education Policy In The Age Of Proven School And Classroom Approaches

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 12.13.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

There is good research on policy, but because so many individual policies are in play at any given moment, it is very difficult for policy researchers or policy makers to figure out the effects of anything.

How To Select The Best Assessment

David B. Nast | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Assessments can help you evaluate candidates, develop employees, and give you confidence and accuracy in the selection and development of talent that ...

Sculpting Fog: Managing Change via Innovation

David B. Nast | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

The workplace is rapidly changing. Globalization, millennials, mergers, acquisitions, regime changes, hyper growth, massive turnover, and technology...

9 Soft Skills Needed for Promotion and Hiring

Jared Buckley | Posted 11.19.2016 | Business
Jared Buckley

You have taken the classes. You have learned all that you believe you need. Your abilities and competencies are a mile high, but you are still just 1 ...

The Global Search for Education: Have you Heard About the TeachUps?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.17.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"With TeachUps, educators will fully reap the benefits of the 21st century's most touted model of instruction, 'blended learning', and seamlessly navi...

Shoot, I Did It Again: 3 More Ways to Implement Video in Professional Learning

Adam J. Geller | Posted 11.08.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by DANIEL MOORE, manager of partner success at Edthena. A version of this post originally appeared in the Professional Development News of...

The Need For People Data

David B. Nast | Posted 11.07.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

People-related issues can tear apart a company, eroding even the most solid foundation built on the best products or services. On the talent acquisit...

Grit Defines Achievement in Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Grit is defined as firmness of mind or spirit - an unyielding courage in the face of hardship. The career world is changing so fast that grit has also...

Leadership Lessons from the Presidential Election

Daniel Horgan | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Daniel Horgan

As someone who studies leadership and looks for tangible examples of it in action, I have certainly had plenty to digest over the past several months ...

Hire The Workforce That Works For You

David B. Nast | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

I placed 523 CEOs in my career. I've hired and trained 43 recruiters. As a Certified Interview Architect, I've designed countless interviews and sel...

Growing and Refining Your Business

David B. Nast | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

The economy is up and so is job-hopping. How can you attract superior talent to grow and improve your business while holding onto your top performers to refine your business?

Why Empathy and Educators Deliver the Best Edtech Products: A Chat with Jeremy Rogoff, CEO of KickUp

Robyn Shulman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

Education technology is quickly growing into a loud, crowded and even confusing space. However, with thousands of startups coming on board every day, how do we break through all the noise? As any teacher would tell you, the bottom line for any educational product must answer one fundamental question: Does the tool or resource help teachers make learning more effective for their students?

Lights, Camera, Action: 3 Video Coaching Ideas You Can Implement Next Week

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by DANIEL MOORE, manager of partner success at Edthena. A version of this post originally appeared in the Professional Development News of...

Change Management

David B. Nast | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Change happens. New products, markets, technologies, and trends emerge. Mergers, acquisitions, new regimes, and new directions take over. We've discussed mastering change and how best to respond and prepare as an individual. But how can we prepare an entire organization to respond?

Communication Strategies for Professional Women

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Leaders need to be more aware of bias and follow through with action that addresses it. However, professional women need to take action, too.

Mastering Change

David B. Nast | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

Change is constant, inevitable, and can be relentless. You can choose to be a victim of change or you can use it to your advantage and become a maste...

5 Business Lessons From the Escape Room

Kira Callahan | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Kira Callahan

When I heard about the Escape Room about a year ago, being slightly claustrophobic, my first thought was - Nope, not spending my leisure time doing th...