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Dyslexia Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Donna Flagg | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Donna Flagg

My success today is directly tied to my ostensible failures of the past, not because of the scars, but because of what I had to learn in order to survive a system that did not recognize me as a legitimate member.

With Apologies To Hillary It Does Take a Village

John M. Eger | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

The new thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace demand creativity and innovation, for these are the ingredients to success and survival in the new global economy.

Dave Jamieson

After Long Delay, White House Moves On Child Labor Rule | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After much delay, the White House has finally released a proposed rule that would update child labor regulations in agricultural work. P...

Is It Time to Turn Government Over to Gen Y?

Steve Ressler | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

What if Congress' super committee was run by a bunch of 20-somethings instead of 12 seasoned politicians?

Dave Jamieson

Goofing Around On Internet Boosts Worker Productivity, Researchers Find | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living

Bosses may have it all wrong when they assume that funny cat videos and FAIL slideshows are a drain on the workplace. Some new research finds that a m...

Dave Jamieson

Despite Teen Deaths On Farms, Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job. Responders ha...

Undermined at Work by a "Friend"

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 10.11.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Friendships carry risks when they unravel and this is particularly true in the workplace. Yet, we spend so much of our lives at work that it's natural we would develop close friendships there.

A Wisconsin Centennial Worth Celebrating

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the news yesterday was a bit depressing for progressives, I thought it was time to mark an important upcoming centennial: on the first of September in 1911, the first constitutional workers' compensation law took full effect in Wisconsin.

The Debate Continues: Do You Prefer Superstar Individuals or Effective Teams?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Research indicates that when there is a critical mass of women in the senior management team, companies are more profitable, share prices are higher and new ventures are less likely to fail.

Beating the Sunday Night Blues

Adele Scheele | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business
Adele Scheele

As a former labor negotiator, I know that a trade of five bad days of work for two good days off is a bad deal, no matter the price.

Co-Worker Conundrum: How To Deal With The Odd (Wo)Man Out

The Grindstone | Posted 09.19.2011 | Women

Every company has one. He tries so hard to feel like part of the cool crowd, yet he still seems like the high school kid who got pantsed in gym class ...

Deaths and safety violations found within OSHA's 'model' workplaces

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsPart of a series,"Model Workplaces, Imperiled Workers,"by the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News. The first article ...

The Lowdown on Abusive Bosses and Unhealthy Management

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Douglas LaBier

A senior executive of a large corporation once told me, "This is a paranoid culture. We want people to feel that someone's always looking over their shoulder, ready to catch them on something. That's what keeps them sharp." But does it?

To the Class of 2011 -- Welcome to the Old World

Brett Caine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business
Brett Caine

We've all heard a lot about how the Millennials are changing the world of work: introducing flexibility, dynamism, collaboration and a healthy disregard for the status quo. If only that were the reality!

Working While Transgender: An Occupational Hazard?

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Ilene H. Lang

As a group within the LGBT community, transgender women face unique barriers, and they're part of a group that's typically left out of the conversation.

Two Studies on Gays Coming Out... or Not

Alex Blaze | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Alex Blaze

Two recent studies that have gotten mainstream press attention point out something that gay people have known for decades: coming out isn't a light-switch.

What Great Bosses Have in Common

Donna Flagg | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

In the grand scheme of things, there is a lot of information out there about what it takes to be a great boss. The problem is that much of it gets los...

Inside Ford Finance Staff

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business
Steve Mariotti

My employment at a corporate giant gave me the tools to bring entrepreneurship education to at-risk youth around the world by focusing on the value of teamwork and courtesy. My transition from fast-track entrepreneur and later teaching was not easy, but it was worth it.

National Science Foundation Slowly Turning STEM to STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

The data points for moving STEM to STEAM are becoming clearer, and the urgency of revisiting the current pedagogy used in pre-schools, K-12, and our universities, obvious.

Business and Education Need to Talk

John M. Eger | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Our schools and our businesses need to rethink the needs of the nation, and rethink the important roles of creativity and innovation.

Dave Jamieson

Call-Center Workers Take Heaps Of Abuse, Show Great Restraint: Study | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

The next time you find calling technical support to be a brutally frustrating experience, just be glad you're not on the other end of the line. A n...

Are Students Prepared For 21st Century Jobs?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.18.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

If President Obama is right about the importance of education for improving national competitiveness, you would expect teaching to be a 21st century growth industry.

Multitasking is Out, Single Tasking is In

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Delegating is win-win. You are freed to focus on really important work, thus elevating your productivity and efficiency. You are less stressed and more creative. Your team wins even more.

There Is a Serious Flaw in College Admissions

John M. Eger | Posted 05.28.2011 | College
John M. Eger

Is who gets admitted to one of America's coveted universities each year mostly a numbers process that is badly flawed? You are more likely to have suc...

Merging C.P. Snow's Two Cultures

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

In an age where we are discovering that everything is connected to everything else, what we really need to do is create the interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes creativity and innovation.