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What Changed in Higher Education?

Higher education is undergoing a number transformative changes, much as the banking, entertainment and travel industries have been doing in recent years. In those sectors, new technology and lower barriers to entry led to new players and increased competition.<p>The same forces are affecting education …

Yes, Gypsies lag in education, but the reasons are complex and cultural

"The mental age of an average adult Gypsy is thought to be about that of a child of 10," said the 1959 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 14 years after the end of the Nazi genocide of Romany Gypsies. This week new analysis of the 2011 census has been released by the Office for National …

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Eight Ways to See Higher Education Management Differently

Six years after the financial crisis, the economy is improving, but higher education institutions are still in jeopardy. The environment seems …

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West Wing Week 05/09/14 or, “Reach Higher”

This week, the First Lady launched her new Reach Higher education initiative, while the President hosted two bilateral meetings and a press conference, let loose some humor at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and traveled to Arkansas and California.<p><b>Friday, May 2nd</b><p>On Friday, the President …

University leaders have serious concerns about higher education plan

University leaders have raised serious concerns that the Abbott government's higher education overhaul will saddle graduates with crippling levels of debt, deter mature-aged students from enrolling and involve big cuts to skilled disciplines.<p>A Guardian Australia survey of 17 university …

New Study Explores Why Change Management Fails - And How To (Perhaps) Succeed

A new study by Towers Watson has found that only 25% of change management initiatives are successful over the long term. While this may come as no shock – substantive change in organizations with entrenched cultures is always difficult – the study adds new data to an ongoing discussion.<p>Some …

What’s Your Commitment to Management Change?

By Terry Betker<p>This is a fantastic time to be entering (or be in) the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years …

Remember to use common sense when communicating change

This year's Third Sector and Birdsong Charity Pulse survey suggests that the third sector is experiencing the worst of times, with respondents indicating that staff morale has plummeted from 43% in 2011 to 29% this year.<p>Given this difficult working environment and the need to deliver more with …

Tips for Implementing Change and Successfully Managing the Transition

In today’s organizations, the rate of change has never been more rapid or more constant. Whether the change is a small one, like the implementation …

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Zero Dark Thirty and Organizational Culture

A handful of controversies have sprung up around the movie <i>Zero Dark Thirty</i>, a fictionalized depiction of the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden. Criticisms range from the argument that it served as pre-election boosterism for the Obama Administration to accusations of leaked sensitive or …

5 Ways To Break Down The Generational Walls In Your Workplace Culture

Those of us in HR and Leadership roles have seen too many walls go up between the different generations. There’s mistrust and unease all around. The …

Employee Engagement

Being an entrepreneur is rewarding and a low risk career option

Most people regard entrepreneurs as adrenaline junkie risk takers but in today's difficult economic environment it may be that the entrepreneurial path is one of the lower risk strategies available.<p>I've been involved in 14 startups in the past 20 years. Yes, some of them have vanished without …

New Incubator Aimed At Social Entrepreneurs Launches In Washington D.C.

The S&R Foundation is launching a new Washington, D.C- based incubator program aimed at social entrepreneurs called Halcyon Incubator. Successful applicants will live rent-free in a multimillion dollar newly- renovated 18th century townhouse in the center of Georgetown for four months. The …

Young entrepreneurs take to the web to boost development

Like many young adults today, 23-year-old Gordon Swaby spent a sizeable proportion of his childhood playing computer games. In his early teens, his parents tried to curb his habit by refusing to buy him any new releases. Undeterred, the enterprising teenager from Kingston, Jamaica, set up his own …

Do You Have What It Takes to Make It as an Entrepreneur?

This story appears in the March 2014 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>"Entrepreneurs, generally, are more about doing than talking about doing, and if that's not in your nature, I think you're going to struggle as an entrepreneur," says Benjamin Yoskovitz, a Halifax, Nova Scotia-based angel investor …

5 Acronyms Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford To Forget

Shares 3<p><i>Keep these five acronyms in mind when doing business and you’ll be sure to stay in business.</i><p>—<p>Entrepreneurs have a lot on their brains, but …

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want

The hiring picture is improving for the college class of 2014. According to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are planning to hire 8.6% more graduates for their U.S. operations than they did from the class of 2013. It’s a big jump from the spring …

How to Build the Right Team for Your Growing Startup

I’ve been spoiled throughout my career of building teams in large tech companies. I’ve had all the luxuries: infinite resources, time, and large pools of qualified candidates. At Google, we always had a steady stream of graduates from top schools flowing into the organization in entry-level …