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Create Your Own Story

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We are always creating our own stories- – mostly it’s about things that aren’t working out. So since we are good at creating the yuck stuff, why not create a really great story. Like – this year I exceeded my enrollment goals by 30% by just putting a really great referral program in place. It cost nothing. Or this year I got my staff to work as a cohesive creative unit and all I had to do was have regular and impactful staff training sessions on the basics – listening and dealing with conflict. Ah – a perfect world.

2008-10-01

300 Plagiarized Essays To Watch Out For

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Someone uploaded 340 college and high school essays onto Mininova, one
of the more popular peer-to-peer bittorent download sites. I am
bringing this to your attention along with the titles of all the essays
so you and all our educational colleagues might be aware that they are
out there for free download and passing on as a student’s work. I have
put the three pages of essays in alpha title order by page to make it a
bit easier to check against.

Yes, I am 100% pro-student and academic customer service is what I
preach and teach to colleges and universities. But as I keep telling
everyone, academic customer service does not in any way mean pandering
to or coddling students. As I discuss in

A True Leader …

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A true leader wants to be surpassed in knowledge and ability.

A true leader …

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A true leader fails again and again and again and again and…

 

Don’t Burn Those Bridges

Since I joined Hudson Consulting Group almost 6 years ago there has been one consistent piece of advice that I prefer to call words to live by when it comes to any of my staff that interacts in the Education arena with either clients or candidates…Don’t Burn a Bridge! My father gave that advice to me very early in life and meant it for both personal and professional relationships.

I started my career in education over 20 years ago and even though supervisors, peers and subordinates did not always see eye to eye – I’m proud to say that I’ve always left the door open to work through differences. We don’t always have to agree, and if things every got heated, I’d always want to be …

Say My Name, Say My Name

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I just walked by five people in this building and did not know their names. I hate that. There was a time here at PForm where everybody knew everybody … by name, rank AND serial number. But since PForm continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it’s become increasingly difficult to get to know people on a first name basis.

But I’m gonna try – as God as my witness. Why? Because – like Cheers – I want to go where everybody knows my name. And vice versa.

I love visiting schools where everyone knows your name. Career colleges pride themselves on making students feel like a person and NOT a number. And, believe me, students eat that up. When I went to college and sat …

A true leader …

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A true leader Motivates, Educates, Navigates, Translates, Orchestrates and Recreates…the delivery is in the acronym.

A true leader knows that you can:

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a) Tell someone what to do and how to do it

b) Hold someone accountable for results

……but NOT BOTH.

Choosing a Recession Proof Career

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It’s becoming more of a reality with each passing day even if politicians are averse to use the proper term.

We are in a recession.

Leadership

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How can we get staff to be really productive? Does it take hand holding or empowering?

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