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The Global Talent Crunch

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To begin with, globalization is generating increased competition among companies not only in the traditional centers of business and finance in the developed world, but from emerging countries as well.

Improving Education With 17,000 Youth Voices

Gordon Ching | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Gordon Ching

Flashback to when you were just starting university, completely lost and confused about what to do with your life and trying to answer always burning "what are you going to do after graduation" question.

How to Make Time to Read

Lauren Jessen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Books
Lauren Jessen

Reading is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Taking the time to read improves your ability to focus, enhances your vocabulary, strengthens your empathy, and provides new experiences through a variety of characters.

The Sweet Spot for Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Successful startup founders are fueled by passion, a willingness to take risk and do whatever is necessary to make things happen. What they initia...

Don't Just Follow Your Passion

Ashley Stahl | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Ashley Stahl

I've worked with hundreds of Millennials who were sorely misled into believing that following their passion is the key to a happy professional life. If you get caught up in "following your passion," it's possible that you're overlooking a much more profound journey.

#Made in India: Go Kolhapuri

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 10.30.2014 | Style
Sriya Chakravarti

The Kolhapuris are comfortable, stylish and quite durable and are available in a variety of designs, patterns and colors. They can be easily used for any occasion, and can cater to a large genre of audience. Almost every age group can find something that may strike their fancy.

Develop Your Competitive Edge by Increasing Your Value

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

In its simplest terms, your job is as secure as your ability to render value in excess of your cost. If you want to earn more, you have to find a way to increase your value.

High Maintenance? Your Days Might Be Numbered!

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

We have an obligation, a business plan to deliver. We hire people to achieve and lead certain pieces of that plan. It is the only reason we hire people -- to help us achieve the goals to which we have committed.

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

Christie Garton | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Christie Garton

With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who have turned their tassels and entered the workforce. That's why college isn't all about what happens in the classroom.

Partnerships That Put America Back to Work

Fred Dedrick | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Fred Dedrick

At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce development issues.

Celebrating One Year and Many Victories

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Here at Schools for Sustainability (S4S), we are jumping for joy as we celebrate the first anniversary of our organization. In merely one year, what b...

You Have Chosen Your Current Income

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

What if you were told you are earning today exactly the amount you have chosen to earn, no more and no less -- that you are where you are financially because you have chosen to be right there. Would you agree with that? Most would adamantly disagree.

Woman at Work: Your Personal Brand and the Irrelevancy of Gender

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

You're committed, engaged, hard-working and loyal: so why do incompetents rise to the top while you stay trapped in your current role at a low-level t...

Develop an Acute Ability to Listen

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

What if your point of difference was an acute ability to listen? What would that look like?

A Career Is More Than the Perfect Job

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Remember this recipe -- take equal parts of fit, passion, creativity and tenacity, then blend together well and marinate for a few years or a few companies, whichever comes first. Once complete, you should have yourself what we all know as a career. But is it really this simple?

Doing vs. Thinking: Valuable PhD Transferable Skills

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Education
Sabine Kobayter

PhD graduates come in different shapes and sizes; those passionate about an academic career, and those that are not. As it becomes clear that an academic career is not the ultimate goal - panic, dread and feelings of lack of accomplishment may start to reign.

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

Nicholas Enna | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Enna

I find myself averse to writing predictions of the future as most predictions fail. Nevertheless, I sat down at my keyboard and whipped up a list of 10 skills that I think the workforce of the future will need to have.

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Alyson Gounden Rock | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alyson Gounden Rock

This Mother's Day, we can all do three things that will bolster mom's value and support gender equality. We can stop making throwaway negative comments about mothers. We can acknowledge that mothers do real work, and we can value that work more highly.

A Plan For Education

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
OECD

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Jobs Are Key For Inclusive Growth

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Stefano Scarpetta Despite repeated signals that growth is resuming, unemployment or under-employment in low-paid jobs remain stubbornly high in ...

Investing in Skills to Build a Secure Middle Class

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Thomas E. Perez

The good news is that we have an invaluable resource that can help deliver the world-class job training that prepares workers for the jobs that need to be filled: our community college system.

The Internet of Everything is Changing the Education Landscape

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The explosive growth of the Internet of Everything is driving a sweeping wave of transformation across the world. Education is among the many sectors ...

Dressed the Skill, Not the Part

Career Wardrobe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Every time I looked in my closet, that dream seemed further away -- how could I make a jump like that, all decked out in ratty food-stained clothes?

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.