Monthly Archives: October, 2018

No Man is an Iceberg

Thoughts on John P. Kotter’s What Leaders Really Do by Stephen Hudak   “Management is about coping with complexity; Leadership is about coping with change” (Leaders 53).  Harvard Professor John P. Kotter has built a life and career around that concept.  His fifteen books including such titles as Leading Change and The Heart of Change …

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eLearning Delivery Methods

Originally posted on vpuniversity:
eLearning Delivery Methods Stephen Hudak As we have been discussing, students have a learning preference and by using Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Socratic Method we can enhance the student’s learning experience. Using a variety of methods that match the message we are intending to convey adds to the joy of learning.  …

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I Will Fight No More Forever

“I Will Fight No More Forever” by Stephen Hudak     Chief Joseph   Two years after heartbreakingly declaring “I will fight no more forever,” Chief Joseph tried to explain the differences between the Indian and White Man.  A proud, yet defeated, man, he must have been quite humbled to have been asked in 1879 (perhaps as …

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Playful Innovation

Playful Innovation by Stephen Hudak   Work is a dirty four-letter word…or so many feel.  Play is another four-letter word…better accepted.  Innovation has, well, it doesn’t matter how many letters it has, what’s important is that Work + Play = Innovation. How does a company get the work done while allowing time for play?  The …

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#PSR Personal Social Responsibility

PSR (Personal Social Responsibility) by Stephen Hudak   Much has been written about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  However, a corporation is just a thing.  It takes driven, personally responsible people to make the service vision of a company come alive.  Each person must believe the corporate vision and it is up to leadership to present …

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs – Building TRUST

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs – Building TRUST by Stephen Hudak Within our own company, one of our taglines is “Our Communities Are Our Homes”.  We are encouraged to volunteer.  Our corporate headquarters does Christmas programs for local children, they support local animal shelters, help in local assisted living facilities.  These are all great things …

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Three-Pipe Problem

Three-Pipe Problem by Stephen Hudak Before pondering a particularly tough mystery, Sherlock Holmes tells Doctor Watson: “It is quite a three-pipe problem, and I beg that you won’t speak to me for fifty minutes.”[1]  Holmes is a master thinker.  He thinks before he speaks.  He reflects before acting.  Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, but …

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