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Consider this: Few of the 500 largest corporations from 50 years ago exist today. They failed to change and became irrelevant, left behind by emerging competitors more in tune with the market.

How is it possible that so many top companies made this same fatal mistake? The answer may lie in a simple explanation. Humans run corporations, and humans have a biological aversion to change.[…] Continue Reading »

They did it! Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson climbed a rock that everyone thought was impossible to climb. Much has been written and more will be written about their extraordinary feat.

One view of their climbing that has struck me is that there are many lessons for leaders that we can glean from what they did. So as I continue to share vicariously in this ultimate event, I can’t help but think about the extraordinary examples of leadership that we have learned from the two men.[…] Continue Reading »

So 2015 is here.

What is different? Not much.

What is the same? Quite a bit.

That being said, we have the opportunity to make a difference this year in a number of areas, one being our approach to assessment.

Let’s face it, when it comes to assessment, especially standardized tests, we’ve gotten into the habit of playing the assessment blame game.[…] Continue Reading »

“Next generation student assessment.” I’ve defined it elsewhere as the integration of new technology and better assessment techniques that allow teachers to know more about their students. Still, that is such an amorphous term. There is no consensus on the structure or form of next generation student assessment. Irrespective of the lack of clear definition, there is agreement on its benefits.[…] Continue Reading »

The start of a new year is a popular time to reflect on the trends that will affect the coming seasons. One trend hitting the restaurant industry is pizza concept franchisees expanding into the sub sandwich segment. This is a recipe for success as sub and pizza makers discover operating efficiencies, which bring the two businesses together as perfectly as lettuce and tomato.[…] Continue Reading »