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The Cost of Education

by Rob Shomaker

Since President Obama's State of the Union speech last week it's hard not to see commentary on his challenge to higher education. There are certainly a lot of questions to be answered still colleges were put "on notice" which has caused a bit of a stir - not necessarily a bad thing.

Tuition is up, no one can refute that and more often than not, state funding is down. In a lot of cases, enrollment is up too - indicative of the economic state we're currently in.  Jobs are a bit harder to come by these days and while I know I shouldn't be,

I'm a bit shocked about how many graduates are moving back in with mom and dad because they can't find a job - it's a very competitive market these days.

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New Leadership Imperative: Finding Future Leaders While Managing Change

by Andy Brantley

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John F. Kennedy

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

These quotes and this paragraph begin the chapter that I recently wrote for the newest book published by The Workforce Institute at Kronos, Elements of Successful Organizations: Achieving Strong Leadership, Smart Management and an Engaged Workforce.

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