Last week, I had an absolutely wonderful, unexpected, fabulous, and all other superlatives, visit from my cousin and her family, three kids aged 11, 14 and 15 (or there abouts). Catching up on all of their activities and interests, at some point I realized I they were expressing a large dose of what I call the ‘neggies’ (I don’t wanna, I’m too tired, that’s wrong, you shouldn’t, I’m/it’s not good enough). Addressing one particular incident they were telling me about, I suggested that good coaches will work on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses.
Lo and behold, this week’s HBR conveniently reinforced this. Positive serendipity in action – don’t you love it!.
Three Myths About Your Strengths
by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman | 8:00 AM July 10, 2013 Continue reading
Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s Chief Technology Officer, states in her recent article: Women Have The Skills To Stand Out In STEM Fields., Huffington Post. Posted: 06/20/2013 9:24 am
“In the United States and around the world, there are far more technology-oriented jobs than candidates to fill them.”
I was first introduced to this reality in 2010 by Kennan Kellaris Salinero’s at her “Science ‘UnSummit’ Conference” in Washington, DC. Kennan has a non-profit Yamana Science and Technology “that envisions a science culture where both people and ideas flourish in the presence of effective support, balanced lifestyles, and thriving workplaces.” The decline in science candidates in general posed a troubling issue for her science colleagues too.
Here are some stats, from the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI),
- The U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skills workers by 2018. Continue reading
Update: June 24, 2013
We’re back on and it’s available.
I added a few tweaks also.
That’s the beauty of digital self-publishing!
Last week I announced that “The Book” was AVAILABLE! This week I announce it is not, well, not for prime time anyway. Not because the book isn’t finished, but because the delivery system failed. Yes, I picked it. I own up to that. But the promises of wealth and ease a plenty didn’t emerge. So what else is new? Well, I tried a new delivery system… Continue reading