Every year since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy first made it official, the Small Business Administration has saluted the nation’s top business owners during National Small Business Week, usually held in Washington D.C.
Unemployment rates for railroad conductors, logging workers and metalworkers fell sharply—seven percentage points or more—in 2010 while jobless rates among construction laborers and roofers rose, according to new data from the Labor Department. (Manufacturing, Logistics See Job Gains http://bit.ly/f66n5P #manufacturing)
Is any relationship ever completely reciprocal? Not really, because one party always wields more power over the other. This is a human behavior dynamic that is tough to ignore, especially when we look deeper at workplace culture and team dynamics. There are leaders and followers, loved ones and lovers, employers and employees. We might like to think equality, common goals and unquestioned commitment are the norm but it simply doesn’t happen. It’s true in personal life and in the workplace.
I recently spent a weekend at a high school graduation where teachers glowingly described the fairly small class as a group of leaders. Although parents and kids basked in the glow of achievement and praise, it was clear that some in the group were more equal than others, more accomplished, more confident and composed. While the speeches were heartwarming they seemed insufficiently realistic: clearly not all in that class are destined for success, and not all will be leaders. Despite what we say as a society about equality, the best we can offer is what seems like a cop out: the promise of equal opportunity.
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A computer programmer gives us a new view of the city's transit system, a rush hour compressed into fifty-seven seconds (RT @BobLalonde1: Watching Transit in Action: Rush Hour Squeezed Into Less Than A Minute