While competency and proficiency are undoubtedly required and an essential part of overall success, such an approach to learning will never give students all of the skills or emotional intelligence that it takes to be ready for a career.
If policymakers were to spend time listening to contractors on the ground they would learn that some of the operating procedures that onlookers assume are standard are, in fact, the source of great debate and controversy.
Throughout the years, tattoos have gotten a bad rap within the workplace -- they simply shouldn't be seen. As times change and new generations take the place of the old, the line regarding tattoos as inappropriate could be shifting.
We want to use our talents to contribute to an organization that aligns with our deepest values and purpose in life - even if we're not exactly sure what that purpose is just yet. Unfortunately, innovative and mission-driven companies aren't exactly lining up at the career fair. So where to start?
Fashion designers must cover the art world; it's our job. My latest trip to Paris, the "City of Love," was all about art. I met my blog partner, Sue Bloomberg, who came prepared with a list of must see galleries.
I'm sure you know the kind of business I'm talking about. It's that place that has an innovative or high-quality product or service, is cute and charming, is obviously run with love and passion, has lovely well-intentioned staff -- but just doesn't have its act together. Sound familiar?
Private military and security contractors are the military's equivalent of the American Express card: it cannot go to war without them. Of course, as anyone who has ever used one knows, every credit card is a problem if you use it too much.