How Competency Based Education Will Drive Improvements in Assessment

With a simple change of routine, my third-grade teacher transformed my understanding of school. Each day, Miss Meloche listed the required work on the blackboard. The pace, sequence, and method for getting through these activities was up to us. And when we were done: free time! (Well, not completely free. But burrowing into a book […]

How to Cultivate a Portfolio of Leaders: What Any Manager Can Do

Two simple reasons to cultivate a diverse portfolio of leadership styles: plenty of great leaders don’t fit the picture of the charismatic and assertive natural leader, and diverse leadership teams perform better. So, how do we move beyond “admiring the problem” of the implicit biases (against women, minorities, etc.) in hiring and promotions?  At the company […]

A Portfolio of Leaders: Why Embracing Variety Makes Sense

Our culture has a fairly consistent view of the natural leader. He’s self-confident, outgoing, assertive, even charismatic. His voice dominates, and because he’s the best at everything, he calls the shots. And he’s a guy. This picture certainly matches the current reality. White men comprise about 70% of executive teams and boards of directors in […]