Our results suggest that in terms of college quality, there is not only no direct effect on mid- and late-career attainment, but no significant effect at all. Brand and Halaby, 2006.
Students who attended more selective colleges do not earn more than oth
I did a very shallow search for existing initiatives and found one: the Boston Stolen Bikes Community Alert. It is (or maybe was) run through the City of Boston’s website, using Twitter and Facebook to take in reports of stolen bikes and then distribute a
Because culture is slow to change I would recommend starting with the simplest tool-set possible. Turn off most functions and only enable new ones when people start asking for more. As with tools, the same minimization principle goes for content. It is mo
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Contribution, collaboration, co-creation, hosted. No one model is better than the others. Nor should they even be seen as progressive steps towards a model of “maximal participation.” They each imply different levels of institutional control and participa
(7) In the first wave, management innovations were concerned with accommodating process innovation and control. Only then processes were largely contained, constrained, tangible and visible.
(8) This new wave is also about process innovation and control /
1. An abundance of ideas is less important than a refinement process
2. Ideas are everywhere, and abundant. Processes are much less proficient
3. Many people are prospecting the same needs and opportunities as you are
4. Since many people are prospecting
The professor's findings that 90% of leaders are ineffective comes from studying business leaders in many Western European countries and in the USA. "Most leaders under-attain on 'vision and development-based' as well as 'expert-based' leadership." The evidence, says Antonakis, also shows that leaders are still too quick to rely on ‘contingent rewards and punishments' – the bonus culture is a good example of the former. "Despite the mass of hard evidence showing that sticks and carrots are weak predictors of future performance, leaders are still too quick to resort to these limited methods. Carrots certainly work where the task is very simple and the numbers cannot be easily fudged. But in complex organisations with interdependencies, the effectiveness of bonuses is very weak (if at all). Experimental evidence clearly shows that incentives can mess-up performance, creativity and other outcomes, particularly in high stakes situations. Incentives and performance are simply not correlated in many performance settings." The professor's contention is that in the business world weak and pseudoscientific-based leadership development models and practices have meant that talent does not rise to the top.
As a nonscientist, it's daunting for me to work thru the huge volume of information on global climate change.
I've found that the most reliable scientific information comes from respected peer reviewed science journals .
But journals have lots of big wor
One cyclist is dead and five others are injured after being hit by a pickup truck just south of Montreal.
The gruesome scene played out this morning on a highway and left scraps of twisted metal scattered along the pavement, with speed bikes, helmets, su
WWOOF is a world wide network - It started in the UK in 1971 and has since become an international movement that is helping people share more sustainable ways of living.
WWOOF is an exchange - In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommo
My posting last Thursday explained how I was in Athlone, Ireland to deliver a keynote to the Irish Learning Technology Association's EdTech10 conference. As my presentation was to be about social learning, I didn't want to present in the traditional way,
It's not clear to me why business plans are the way they are, but they're often misused to obfuscate, bore and show an ability to comply with expectations. If I want the real truth about a business and where it's going, I'd rather see something else. I'd
A corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance. Unlike a person, a corporation does not age. It does not arrive, as most persons finally do, at a realization of the shortness and smallness of h