Early Adopters: Cognitive or Affective?

Several years ago, a clothing store which used the slogan, “An educated consumer is our best customer,” filed for bankruptcy.  An “off-price” retailer, Syms began in 1958, incorporated in 1983, and, in November of 2011, it filed for bankruptcy and all stores were closed at the end of that year.  The Sy Syms Foundation, however,…

Assessing Your Multiple Intelligences

Some thought-provoking articles are lined up for the weeks ahead, and today’s kicks it off! Multiple intelligence assessment has changed over the years.  Interestingly while other assessments don’t change much over time (like the Myers-Briggs profile), it’s been recognized that multiple intelligence assessments were being used in ways that Howard Gardner never intended: https://www.edutopia.org/article/multiple-intelligences-theory-widely-used-yet-misunderstood Multiple…

“The Advantage”

Consultant Patrick Lencioni published a book about three years ago called, “The Advantage.”  In it, he speaks about what gives an organization or business an “advantage” over another.  In a nutshell, the advantage is “Organizational Health.”  It’s all those things that can’t be measured. Business leaders like when they can share positive new with “the…

The Problem is the Wrong Solution

Take a look at the graphic that accompanies this text.  At first glance, you may think that just by rearranging the shapes, the “whole” now has a “hole.”  But if you look very, very closely, you’ll see that the hypotenuse lines are not the same.  Superimposing the two triangles shows a difference in the lines. …

Privacy v. Security v. Technology

Most people believe there are two paths to follow – the stairway to heaven or the highway to hell; the high road or the low road; life or death.  In many cases, this can be true.  However, it’s important to realize that sometimes, there may be only one correct choice amid a number of paths…