By Dr. Alice Waagen
Ladies: You must convey that you are a competent professional at a job interview, so you need to look the part. Whether you are hip or tend to be a tad more conservative, opt for conservative when preparing for that all-important meeting.
by Alice Waagen, Ph.D.
Owner, Workforce Learning
As the owner of a small consulting business that has weathered more than 11 years of good and bad economies, I know one thing to be certain: this recession / depression shall pass.
But since cash flow can get a little rocky, history has also shown me to be mindful of expenses. I’m willing to admit that my business has dropped off about 30% since September and, like almost everyone I know, I am feeling the pinch. Sure it seems logical — instinctive even — to cut back on every nonessential expense, but I know from personal experience this isn’t always the case.
Interview by Alice Waagen
Photo by Tom Kochel
I recently interviewed futurist Andy Hines, who since 2006 has been director of custom projects at the DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies. He also currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston MS Program in Future Studies, a program from which he graduated in 1990. Previously, he established the Global Trends Program for Kellogg Company, and served as futurist and senior ideation leader at Dow Chemical.
By Alice Waagen, PhD
President, Workforce Learning
Photo of MerceRodoreda by art_es_anna, flickr.com
Perhaps the most glaring result of the economic downturn that began in 2008 is that predictions about looming labor shortages may not come to fruition. Why? Boomers who once planned to retire in their early 60s are changing their plans because their invested savings have lost up to 30% of their value in the stockmarket. Consequently, I believe we will need to extend the upper range of the age of the workforce by about a decade.
An interview with leadership development expert Alice Waagen, Workforce Learning, and Bob Corlett, president of Staffing Advisors
Photo courtesy of Bob Corlett, www.staffingadvisors.com
Bob Corlett has been in the staffing business for years, but in 2006 the president of Staffing Advisors (www.staffingadvisors.com) took a good look at his small, successful firm and realized he was struggling with some of the same symptoms his clients were: He knew he could help his clients better if he had a larger staff that could handle more of their needs.
An interview with leadership development expert Alice Waagen, Workforce Learning, and executive coach Suzi Pomerantz
Photo courtesy of Suzi Pomerantz, www.innovativeleader.com
I recently interviewed master executive coach Suzi Pomerantz, CEO of Innovative Leadership International, LLC, and author of 20 publications including her most recent book, Seal the Deal: The Essential Mindsets for Growing Your Professional Services Business (HRD Press, 2006). I recently saw an article she wrote entitled, “Powerful Conversations Generate Powerful Results,” and wanted to talk to her more about this topic. Following is our discussion.
Compiled from Training & Development Magazine, May 1994 and other ASTD publications
1906: The National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education is formed
1911: Frederick W. Taylor publishes The Principles of Scientific Management
1913: The first cars roll off the Ford Motor Company assembly line
1914-1918: World War I
1916: Henri Fayol declares that the work of mangers is to plan, organize,
coordinate, and control
ASTD interviews Alice Waagen, PhD
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Transcript of interview with ASTD, July 2000
ASTD: Your PhD was in art education. Was it a long step from there to gas and electric and transportation?
Alice Waagen: In a way, yes, and in a way no. Art education has a lot to do with skill-based training. You’re trying to teach people how to create art, and for me it wasn’t as big a jump conceptually as it might sound.
By Alice Waagen, PhD
Photo by Sebastian Bergmann, www.flickr.com
This article was published in the Loundounclear, January 2003, a publication of the Loundoun County Chamber of Commerce
One minute you are confidently and competently managing projects, tasks and assignments, and the next minute your are rewarded with a promotion into management. Congratulations are in order. Right?
by Alice Waagen, PhD
Photo by akeg, www.flickr.com
This article was published in the September 2000 issue of InPractice, an ASTD publication.
Some of the most damning words a harried executive can level at a leadership development program are: “It wasn’t relevant. It didn’t teach me what I need to know to make my business succeed.” Those of us who develop and deliver leadership programs have struggled for years to try to make this connection between theoretical concepts and real-world applications.