Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Few Words of Wisdom on Management

Going to silence:
When you do nothing about wrongs or injustice, you are part of the problem.

Top down management fosters silence. Silence breeds dysfunction. Dysfunction destroys organizations.

On Selfishness:
If you sacrifice someone just to save your behind, keep looking over your shoulder because you will probably be next.

On Managing:
Want to get somewhere in your career without sacrificing your principles?
• Take the time to listen. When you do speak, communicate with a caring attitude.
• Remember to give timely praise for a job well done and mentor those under you.
• As a manager your main job is to run interference and remove roadblocks for your employees. This makes their jobs do-able, boosts morale, fosters cooperation, increases productivity, and creates allies.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Do schools today kill creativity? (Ken Robinson, TEDTalks)

Are we educating people out of creativity? This video is a must-see for every parent and teacher. Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is author of "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative," and a leading expert on innovation in education and business. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Online Video: A great resource

Video plays a major role now and in the future of ubiquitious devices in education.Vvideo can help faculty to convey hard to grasp concepts, engage students and enhance the educational experience. Meeting the varied learning styles of students can aid in the assimilation and retention of information.
This website covers video compression size, copyright, sharing, and hosting to name a few.

Follow this link to find out more:

It covers the following:

- Video Sharing
- Intermediaries
- Video Search
- Video eCommerce
- Video Editing & Creation
- Rich Media Advertising
- P2P (Peer To Peer)
- Video Streaming
- Vlogosphere

Monday, January 08, 2007