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What’s Dennis Reading? – 12/3/14

21st-Century Talent Spotting Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, Harvard Business Review  In past decades, organizations have emphasized competencies in hiring and developing talent. Today those responsible for hiring and promotion decisions must focus on potential by assessing five key indicators in current and prospective employees: the right motivation, curiosity, insight, engagement and determination  How Netflix Reinvented HR by…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 11/19/2014

Public Universities at Risk: 7 Damaging Myths by Christopher Newfield, The Chronicle of Higher Education The cuts that have been made in public financial support have affected both public colleges and the students that attend them. Christopher Newfield contends that many administrators of public universities are unable to convince political and business leaders that there…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 11/5/2014

Surviving Anxiety by Scott Stossel, The Atlantic Debilitating anxiety is the most common form of mental illness, afflicting one in four people at some point in their lives. Scott Stossel, the Atlantic’s editor, is one of them. Paralyzing fears of failure, public speaking, flying, heights and more have overrun him since childhood. He’s used therapy, drugs and…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 10/22/2014

Student Affairs, Boards, and Rebuilding the Public Trust by Kevin Kruger, Trusteeship Gallup survey results released in April of this year showed that 89 percent of those polled feel that higher education institutions need to change to better serve the needs of today’s students, with only 49 percents of U.S. adults seeing evidence that such change…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 10/8/2014

Is It Finally Time to Kill the Credit Hour? by Carol Geary Schneider, Liberal Education It has been proposed by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to reimagine the credit hour as it is currently being used in higher education and find a way to measure competency more accurately. Even though an alternative to the…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 8/27/14

In praise of laziness The Economist Contrary to business tycoons’ beliefs that we are not doing enough, the biggest problem in the business world seems that we are doing too much. There are too many distractions and tasks that keep us from actually being our most productive selves. The Dutch seem to believe that an excess…

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What’s Dennis Reading? – 8/13/14

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Atlantic A former policy planner from the State Department in New York declared that “women still can’t have it all” after she found that her desire to be with her family trumped trying to juggle a high-level government job, despite her feminist values she previously…