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What Worries CEOs Now?

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Pat Galagan

IBM's CEO Sam Palmisano sets the context this way: "In a very short time, we've become aware of global climate change; of the geopolitical issues surrounding energy and water supplies; of the vulnerabilities of supply chains for food, medicine, and even talent; and of s... More »

The Biggest Losers: The Perils of Extreme Downsizing

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Pat Galagan

Extreme downsizing is what management professor Wayne Cascio says companies engage in when they cut their workforce by more than 20 percent. To date, almost 40 percent of the United States's largest companies practiced extreme downsizing during the Great Recession. Down... More »

Unformal, the New Normal?

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Pat Galagan

As the incoming tide of informal learning advances on the tiny beach blanket of formal learning and seems likely to engulf it, learning professionals are raising many questions, including the most basic: what is informal learning anyway, and how does it fit into a big p... More »

Burp, Chatter, Tweet: New Sounds in the Classroom

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Pat Galagan

Classroom decorum has gone the way of the schoolmarm and the dunce cap, and "good riddance," some say. Behavior such as eating in class, arriving late, and challenging the teacher has become commonplace in high school and college classrooms, and increasingly so in corpo... More »

Ready or Not?

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Pat Galagan

George Orwell was dead wrong. Big Brother is not watching us as much as we are watching each other. Not only are more people using social media tools more often to communicate and collaborate, but their use is changing us. Instead of losing privacy to the government or ... More »