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The Power of Perceiving - The Secret of Entrepreneurship

Perception is a powerful way to create opportunities . It is so powerful that it can change lives and spark opportunities in abundance . Entrepreneurship is about perceiving differences and then capitalizing on those differences through applicable market solutions . Perception is created by years of hard work that culminates into a moment of clarity and innovative inspiration . Entrepreneurial insight is derived from connecting lots of information together in a way that creates new products or services . This development relies on experience with the product , exploring uses of the product , and finding ways to improve the product . When education , experience , motivation come together , a new perception is created that leads to innovation . Perception is not a passive process and requires the full engagement of the individual . Finding innovative market solutions relies on gathering and interpretin

The Benefits of Hiring Practitioner Scholars in Business Colleges

Academic life is something inquisitive people hope to someday achieve in their efforts to grow and develop as a person. Eventually they make their way through college to obtain a terminal degree, and with some experience, they apply to universities in anticipation of achieving their dreams. With a tough market for professors, not everyone will find their way into a college position. Despite the competitive market, ensuring that universities hire more practitioner-scholars with "real life" experience is important for university development. In business programs this is even more important than other fields. The difference between a person with only academic experience and one with both academic and professional experience is profound. One understands focuses on theory while the other may also have experience with using theories in practice. Their industry experience helps them understand how theories operate in real life scenarios outside the higher education vacuum. Havin

Emotional Intelligence's Influence on Military and Company Management

Emotional intelligence is as important in the business world as it is in the military battlefield. When times get tough, it is emotional intelligence that keeps the team moving forward to accomplish goals. Executives and officers who show empathy and self-reflection have higher levels of emotional intelligence that can garner support when times are tough. Whether you are at war on the battlefield or the boardroom emotional intelligence can make all the difference. Emotional intelligence is that which stops us from making quick and irrational judgments without engaging our more rational processes. A surge of feeling can lead to outbursts of anger, berating employees, or a poor decision that impacts the rest of the department/company. Those with emotional intelligence can gain influence through their ability to deal effectively with others. Emotional intelligence can be dividing into four core competencies that include (Goleman, Byatzis & McKee, 2013): -Knowing one’s emotion

Online Education Encourages Stronger Scholarship Cultures

One of the greatest advantages of traditional education is its ability to create knowledge based cultures through face-to-face communication.  It is believed that on-campus social interaction creates norms, values, and expectations that lead people to higher forms of scholarship.  This is not always the case when negative cultural influences restrict the ability of students to be successful.  New research shows that online courses help to enhance the scholastic nature of colleges by countering some of the destructive norms in society that limit intellectual growth. When people interact and socialize with each other they create social expectations that can either lead to more scholastic behavior or lessen that behavior. For example, cultural norms can encourage greater research and knowledge sharing or it can socially restrict the transference of knowledge. When negative cultures are developed in face-to-face environments they can be extremely difficult to reverse. Online education

Business Schools that Exceed Market Expectations

Meeting and exceeding standards are two different things. Fostering business schools requires meeting expectations and then moving beyond these expectations to create higher levels of performance. According to a paper in the Journal of Business Studies Quarterly there are 10 things business colleges can do to enhance their performance. Look beyond today’s practices and standards and move toward future trends in business education. Applying knowledge management practices to create value. Acting in practice and philosophy. Accept risk when moving beyond theory and practice. Hire faculty and deans who think outside the box. Follow Kaizen philosophy. Understand the educational needs of the market. Stay ahead of the market and be read to change as needed. Develop a unique value proposition. Listen to the needs of stakeholders. It matters little if you are discussing a business school or any other type of school. Many of the ideas would apply to almost

Call for Papers: 2015 International Education Conference in London

Type: Conference Date: June 7 th & 11 th , 2015 London, United Kingdom Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 8th May 2015 Website: Please join The Clute Institute for our 2015 International Education Conference in London, June 7-11, 2015 at the Kensington Close Hotel. The Education Conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. Topics include, but are not limited to: Accreditation Arts & Humanities Blended Education Business Education Contemporary Issues in Education Curriculum Distance Education E-Learning Early Education Engineering Education ESL Health Education International Education K-12 Education Language Education Professional Development Science Education Secondary Education Special Education Social Sciences Teacher Education Teachin

Communication Skills Improve Employment Opportunities

Communication is an important skill that college graduates should develop to enhance their opportunities in the workplace and life. The benefits of strong communication skills reach across employment fields and social demographics to improve graduates employment prospects and chances for future promotion.   Learning to effectively speak and write is a skill highly sought after employers and is generally rewarded in the market.  Because communication opens doors to a number of different opportunities that wouldn’t have been available otherwise it is important for college students to pay attention when professors provide feedback on papers or comment on speaking abilities. Before getting bent out of shape students should understand that feedback is used for improvement and not for criticism. Employers want students who communicate well in verbal and written form. Employers seldom find the proper amount of oral communication skills among college graduates (Gray & Murray