The Breakfast Club

  I recently watched the breakfast club again.  Man, I love that movie!  Lately, however, I have been seeing things through a different lens.  As I was watching Alison, Claire, Bender, Brian, and Andrew painfully sacrificing their Saturday for detention, I began thinking about expectations.  Specifically, lowered expectations.  Of course, this theme is reinforced at the end of the movie when Brian agrees to write the essay that the school’s disciplinary principal, Mr. Vernon, Mr....

What is your Moonshot Idea

  I love this video blog (vlog) post about having a seemingly impossible idea, and then working to make it happen.  The best part of having a Moonshot idea is not in the fulfillment of the idea, although that would be amazing!), but in the process of working toward something challenging.  Innovating against the tide of conformity and complacency.  The company Solve for X has embedded this philosophy into their company:   We’re a moonshot...

The Zax (Change and Innovation)

I recently read The Zax by Dr. Seuss with my 5-year old daughter.  I’ve probably read this story, as well as many other Seuss classics, dozens of times with my older boys.  For some reason, when revisited The Zax, I was struck by the metaphor for change and innovation.  If you are not familiar with this story, read it now before continuing on.  Don’t have a handy copy?  No worries!  You can watch the video...

7 Steps to Becoming a Change Agent

NOUN A change agent is a person from inside or outside the organization who helps an organization transform itself by focusing on such matters as organizational effectiveness, improvement, and development.   Whenever anyone wants to find information, especially to “What is” questions, they Google it.  When you Google “change agent” or “what is a change agent”, you get a ridiculous amount of entries.  There are a lot of good definitions out there regarding agents of...

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Open Letter to Students

Dear Students: What do you know about the world you are going to enter when you finish school? What challenges and problems will we face? What jobs will be out there? What skills and learning will graduates need? We don’t actually know all the answers to those questions, but one thing we do know: businesses and industry are already experiencing shortages in STEM workers – the workers who know how to tackle the tough problems...

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