Category: Founder’s Perspective

Founder’s Perspective: The Skill of How to Learn

The 2019–20 school year is upon us, and it’s a busy time. Everyone is prepping and planning and putting together the framework of the coming year. Amidst the busyness, it can be hard to think past next week. And yet the reality is that what we are teaching young people today will have an impact… Read more »

TFS Founder’s Perspective: We Should Be Making Students Career Ready, Period.

“College and Career Ready.” It’s a great promise. It inspires confidence. It makes me want to get behind the organizations that are delivering this for students. But are we really living up to what it means? According to the College & Career Readiness & Success Center, “College and career ready means that students graduate from… Read more »

TFS Founder’s Perspective: From Passive to Proactive in 2019

It’s January, and we’ve all made (or at least thought about making) New Year’s resolutions. There are always things we want to change, things that we could do better—whether they be in our personal or professional lives. I don’t want to give you another New Year’s resolution to take on, but rather a way to… Read more »

Founder’s Perspective: Challenges or Assets? Your View of Young People Changes Everything

Your perspective on the younger generations is powerful. It determines the underlying attitude and approach you bring into every conversation and interaction. It can predict your level of success in engaging, motivating, and empowering them. And your view of their generation is something you communicate to those young people every day, whether you mean to… Read more »

TFS Founder’s Perspective: Passion for our Profession

Are you passionate for your profession? In my upcoming book Answering Why, I share that when it comes to making a living, we only do one of three things. Number one, we have a job. This describes the type of work that feels like drudgery or a dead end. We don’t love it, we may… 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 »

Founder’s Perspective: Crafting a Powerful Instructional Narrative

Every class, every program, every pathway has a story. Whether we realize it or not, there is an unspoken narrative and expectation underlying the concepts and lessons we’re teaching. That narrative is what we communicate about the value and relevance of our subject, whether it’s a technical field or a traditional academic discipline. The narrative… Read more »

TFS Founder’s Perspective: Do You Celebrate Excellence?

When was the last time someone recognized the excellence of your work? Maybe it was a simple compliment made in passing or maybe it was something bigger. Whatever form that praise came in, it felt great, didn’t it? And far from causing you to rest on your laurels, it most likely inspired you to redouble… Read more »