The difference between winners and losers how they handle losing. No one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and bounce back.
In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen–year–old boy dropped out of school.
With the help of a friend, he started a magazine for students and made money by selling advertisements to local businesses.
Zach Ong's insight:
An audacious recommendation for leaders, but one worth reading through and reflecting over. Our current operating environment has become more unstable and volatile, so one really can't wait too long and think that it is possible to be totally ready. What is needed is loads of flexibility and creativity (thinking on one's feet) to handle the uncertainties along the way.
The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader social communities are currently realizing. The authors describe strategies for educational leaders to prepare their stakeholder groups for a digital future, as well as take actions to reduce technology misuse or abuse. Educational institutions should consider this Digital Citizenship model as a potential new tool to for students, faculty and staff—both on-site and online.
Peter Drucker knew that as the nature of work transformed and the pace of change increased, existing management practices, not to mention worker skill sets, would quickly become outdated. Welcome change!
Corporate culture is an incredibly powerful factor in a company’s long-term success. No matter how good your strategy is, when it comes down to it, people always make the difference. Strategy is rational and culture is emotional.
For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in every decision, two forces are loudly asserting their dominance: creativity and profitability.