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Where Does Culture Come From?

November 29, 2011

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”     — Red Adair I have never considered the origin and evolution of the culture of my workplace, not even the one that I created as a small business upstart.  I guess I just accepted that ‘it’ […]

Discovering the Layers of Culture

November 12, 2011

“The universe is true for all of us and different for each one.”     Marcel Proust When I was in elementary school, a lesson each year in geography had to do with contour maps.  The maps were in 2D on a textbook page, and I never understood the concept that these maps represented elevation. Years […]

Committed Sardine

October 21, 2011

“Changing the attitudes and behavior or hundreds of thousands of people is very, very hard to accomplish…what you can do is create conditions for transformation.” – Lou Gerstner What does it take to change attitudes and behaviors about teaching and learning?  Why does it seem so easy to accomplish within other settings and so difficult […]

Is Collective Learning Dependent on the Individual?

October 6, 2011

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”  — Vince Lombardi One of my favorite things about this program is the diversity of backgrounds/career experience of the students.  I enjoy content discussions from the perspective of training experts in the corporate world, teachers in prisons, non-profit staff, literacy […]

The Power of OPT(other people’s thinking)

September 1, 2011

 “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”     — Steve Jobs   On the first day of class, Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple.  A tweet entitled “Why Steve Jobs’ resignation is a (relative) non-event […]