Archive | November, 2016

The Children’s Machine

“This is not just a matter of giving a laptop to each child, as if bestowing on them some magical charm. The magic lies within — within each child, within each scientist, scholar, or just plain citizen in the making. This initiative is meant to bring it forth into the light of day.” —Kofi Annan […]

U05: Leaders BEWARE – Your teams culture will create itself if you don’t!

As a consultant who specializes working with teams and helping them reach their potential, I have found that many teams don’t spend enough if any time discussing their culture.  This is sometimes a result of leaders not seeing the need to define their culture or not prioritizing it and therefore culture doesn’t get discussed.  Some […]

Unit 5: Careful What You Incentivize

Throughout this semester, I have given a lot of thought to the ethics of the foreign language incentive pay (FLIP) implemented within my organization.  In short, FLIP is provided to analysts who are able to maintain a prescribed proficiency in a foreign language that they use within their mission as certified by their management chain. […]

U05 Pearson: Globalizing Education

Pearson is a name synonymous with education. Whether that thought is positive or negative, chances are that you’ve learned about Pearson through any number of facets both in business and education. From standardized testing and textbooks to the expansion of online education, Pearson has found a way to turn a simple education-based company into one […]

Unit 5 – When Ethics and Theology Collide – Heather Casey

Dignity Health is the fifth largest hospital system in the nation, providing care to California and other West Coast states. Founded in 1986 as Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) as an official ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, Dignity changed its name and affiliation with the church in 2012, after controversy struck through an ethics patient […]

U 05: The Dark Side of Cohesion. Small Groups and the Veterans Administration.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently faced controversy surrounding the timeliness of care to veterans, the misuse of money, and the mistreatment of employees who provide alternate views on ethical dilemmas. Meanwhile, the overall goal to care for our country’s injured service members is failing as thousands go untreated, mistreated, and homeless. In 2012 […]

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