20 Simple Ways to Increase Motivation in the Workplace

Everyone has weeks where you check off everything on your to-do list with pleasure, and weeks where you’d really rather be anywhere but at work.  A little daydreaming never hurt anyone. 🌴🍹 It’s totally normal for employees to face dips in motivation, but it becomes a problem when your colleagues are consistently disengaged. That’s why […]

A Fresh Take on Concentrated Privilege From ‘Jackpot’

Blog: Learning Innovation Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us All by Michael Mechanic Published in April of 2021. Is higher education an engine of opportunity or a system designed to concentrate privilege? The problematic but accurate answer to this question is, of course, “yes.” As Fitzgerald noted in 1936, “The test […]

Why Is 2U Spending $800 Million to Buy edX?

Blog: Learning Innovation Higher ed is trying to wrap its collective head around the announcement of 2U's $800 million acquisition of edX.  There is much to chew on regarding what this deal means for current edX and 2U partners, global learners, and the broader postsecondary ecosystem. In our first (and admittedly raw) take on this deal, […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

“More often than not, fear doesn’t emerge as nail-biting, cold-feet terror. It surfaces instead as anger, perfectionism, pessimism, low-level anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation. It poisons each moment it touches.” — Dan Baker, Ph.D. You may think your moods just come out of nowhere. But scientists now believe that moods are usually a response […]

‘Coach your employees by asking powerful questions, and finding answers together’ – author Ruchira Chaudhary on leadership

Ruchira Chaudhary is the author of Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership (see my book review here). The book’s lessons are particularly useful for organisations in turbulent times like the pandemic era. Conventional command-and-control practices are yielding to more agile, collaborative and emergent models. See also YourStory’s Book Review section with takeaways from over […]

Why your business should have a promotion policy

There may come a day when it’s time to develop a formal employee promotion policy for your growing business.  After all, taking on more customers or expanding your business offerings often requires key managers who can take on more advanced responsibilities. It’s helpful if they have existing core knowledge about your business. But what exactly does […]