Women are one segment of society benefitting from the #GigEconomy. They are taking advantage of being globally connected in a big way! Women are selling products on Etsy, Amazon and their own stores. They are using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites to grow their online presence while supporting their businesses and families. In 2015, I co-published an article, Become a Future-Focused … Read More The Future of Women: Globally Connecting in the #GigEconomy
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Status Update: I will be on from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM today, and Clint will be taking callers! In addition to the topics I listed in the original blog post below, we will be discussing the 3 Mega-Trends I recently wrote about and presented on: 1) The Rise of the #GigEconomy, 2) Living with Purpose and Meaning and the 3) Decentralized Global Marketplace. … Read More Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!
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Distance learning is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer-Learner” who has a buffet of educational choices. The empowered consumer-learner decides what educational experiences and knowledge they need, when they need it and how they want to experience it. The wide-array of non-credit and for credit choices makes for a very competitive marketplace but also a field of new opportunities. Venture capitalists continue to … Read More Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace
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Our society is quickly evolving into an era characterized by shared purpose and meaning. Leaders must be willing to create an atmosphere of sustainable innovation designed to continuously move organizations forward while connecting employees and clientele to meaningful experiences and their definitions of personal fulfillment. How many distance-learning leaders are adding value to the lives of learners, faculty and staff from a holistic perspective? … Read More Megatrend 2: Living with Purpose and Meaning
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The rise of the entrepreneurial individual, and what is currently referred to as the Gig Economy, will create new challenges and opportunities for distance learning administrators. How can institutions of education help learners create value for traditional employers and for their individual brands? If not as many people are investing in education to land a full-time job, what does this mean for higher education? … Read More Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy
When life is good, most of us have the tendency to become very complacent. We are happy and don’t have the desire to change things. When life presents us with challenges, we find ourselves thinking of new ways to do things. In 2010, many of us will begin to take a good look at our personal situations. Many of us have taken a strong … Read More Dr Connie’s 2010 Prediction #3. Innovation will Explode
Prediction #1. The Economy will still be in Flux (I know…big shocker!!): There is a lot of speculation on what the economy will do this year; however, there is no doubt that it will still be in a constant state of flux. We will see some good times, yet we are also going to struggle. People talk a lot about 2009’s high unemployment rate. … Read More The First in a series of Dr. Connie’s Top 5 Predictions for 2010:
How do we lift ourselves out of the current economic situation? We become more entrepreneurial and focus on innovation (notice I did not mention getting in line for a check). Entrepreneurial individuals and continuous innovation are vital components of successful organizations. Therefore, the public and private sectors must develop the entrepreneurial characteristics and actions of individuals with a focus on innovation. Institutions of higher … Read More How do We Turn the Economy Around? With Entrepreneurial People and Innovation of Course!