I had the fortune and opportunity this morning to sit in on a presentation about sports and leadership for parents of high school students, given by Greg Dale, sports psychologist for Duke University. What may be odd about this, as my blog readers know, is that I have a second grader, making him still five years removed from high school. My biggest take-away from the presentation – all of the rules of high school sports psychology and parenting very much still apply to lower school! Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the possibility of an online degree plus experience being more valuable than a traditional college degree by itself.
I’d like to take that one step further and touch on a second quality that employers are thirsting for in their new recruits…LEADERSHIP SKILLS. Continue reading
Some thoughts and opinions based on the Webucator.com blog To College or Not to College – the Million Dollar Question, written by Dave Dunn
In the 1990’s, MBA’s were all the rage, costing upwards of $100,000 in promise of guaranteed job placement and higher earnings. Fast forward 15 years and those who invested likely made no significant gain up the corporate ladder, nor are financially more well off than a well experience bachelor degree-earning employee. Why? Corporations are looking for real-life experience and skill, not something learned in a lecture hall based on theory. Yes, theory is a good basis, but it is not practical application.