Category: Business & Industry

Soft Skills…Are You Kidding Me?

Are soft skills important in the age of the technical skills gap? Yes, they are—more than ever. In 2016, The Wall Street Journal surveyed over 900 executives to discover the relative importance they placed on technical and soft skills. Fully 92% reported that soft skills like communication, curiosity, and critical thinking were equally important as… Read more »

My Answer Why

Today, my first book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, officially releases nationwide. It’s been an extraordinary journey to reach this point! Answering Why was born of my desire to truly make a bigger difference in the lives of the younger generations. They need a competitive advantage in today’s shifting education… Read more »

Founder’s Perspective: Are You Being Disruptive? That’s a Good Thing.

Disruptive—it’s the new buzzword for success and innovation in the business world.  Being called a “disruptor” is a badge of honor, but what does it really mean? And how does it play out in the arena of education and workforce development? One of my favorite authors and speakers Tony Robbins has a great article on… Read more »

Why Organizations Need a Rally Point

What’s a rally point? It’s the common ground an organization stands on, the one destination that everyone in the organization wants to reach. A powerful rally point brings people together—even people with different priorities and agendas—in support of a common goal. In the military, during a mission a rally point is an actual physical location… Read more »

Do We Have a Growth Mindset?

What we believe affects our performance—a fact that advances in neuroscience are confirming. The various studies on what is called “growth mindset” provide a fascinating look at why some people are able to learn faster, rebound from mistakes, and achieve at a higher level than others. Dr. Carol Dweck, who coined the term, defines growth… Read more »

The Entrepreneurs: Generation Z and Employers

Generation Z, born roughly starting in 1996, is shaping up to become one of the most entrepreneurial generational cohorts in our history. With a recent Gallup poll indicating that nearly 80% want to be their own boss someday, we’re going to see massive shifts in the workplace, the training market, and the way young people… Read more »