Chicago residents support Cruz victory in Iowa

[This article was first published in ChicagoTalks. You can view the original article here!]

Des Moines — On the Thursday before the Iowa caucuses, Carl Miller, 17, from Downers Grove made the five-hour, 311 mile trip to Iowa missing three days of school to volunteer for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Continue reading →

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Curriculum redesign may be just what higher education needs

[This article was first published in Chief Learning Officer. You can view the original article here!]

After graduation, students have to use their classroom knowledge to build a career, but many professionals say students lack the intangible skills they need to transition into a professional setting. Charles Fadel, founder and chairman of The Center for Curriculum Redesign, and chair of the Education Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee, said the goal of education should be to teach students how to navigate the professional world. Continue reading →

Rethinking leadership development

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Last year, companies spent almost $31 billion on leadership development programs according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Despite so much capital being invested into leadership, programs were dominated by superficial, ineffective solutions. Continue reading →

Women still on the outside looking into the C-Suite

[This article was first published in Workforce. You can view the original article here!]

A new study of the top 1,000 U.S. companies showed women continue to lag in holding C-suite positions.

Just 24 percent of the top leaders are women, according to the analysis by global executive search firm Korn Ferry. The study analyzed all C-suite positions, including chief human resources officer, across such industries as consumer, energy, financial, industrial, life science and technology. Continue reading →