Business is in the age of the “Empowered Consumer” who has a buffet of buying choices. Empowered consumers decide how they want to purchase goods and services. Big Data [collecting information (data) from multiple sources to detect trends, identify patterns and make decisions] is one tool that can be used to develop marketing campaigns, study human behaviors and determine patterns. It is also being … Read More The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace
This is AWESOME!! I received the press release for the InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE on March 26 and had to share it with all of you. Go Wild with Your Creativity and Ideas, Support Women and Go For It! Be You & Do Something Cool! -Dr. Connie OMAHA–The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Nebraska District Office invites … Read More InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge in Lincoln, NE March 26
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!
Memorial Weekend is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us. Their lives and experiences have helped shape the world. I think of my own Mom who raised six kids and always reminded us to cherish and protect our freedom. She loved her country and taught all of us to do the same. I miss hearing her talk about … Read More Thank You for The Gift of Freedom: Part 2
Interestingly enough, the hottest jobs at Facebook require a “human touch.” Why? They are looking for people who can close sales because their revenue relies heavily on ads (Anders, 2014). Perhaps the most future-focused distance learning administrators should consider blending “high-human touch” with “high-tech” in new and interesting ways that holistically add value to the lives of learners. Future-focused leaders in distance learning are … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Cooperation, Creativity and Purpose
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
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
My most recent paper, Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, will be published in the conference proceedings of the 2014 Distance Learning Administration Conference (Woo Hoo!). I am also preparing a keynote for the North Central Leadership Conference (to be held in Omaha, NE next month). Both the paper and the keynote will focus on the future, so I am going to publish … Read More Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning
According to Dictionary.com, a megatrend is, “a large-scale change in circumstances or fashion.” The next series of blog posts will focus on megatrends in distance and online learning. Why? Education, like all industries, is undergoing a dramatic shift. It is really important to study the megatrends, or large shifts, to plan for, anticipate and even create change. Megatrends can help us decide which road … Read More What Exactly is a Megatrend?
Received this great email today… “Congratulations! The Conference Committee of the DLA2014 Distance Learning Administration Conference has reviewed your proposal “Future-Focused Leadership: Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning Administration” and accepted it for presentation. We received a record number of quality proposals for this conference, and are most pleased that you are among our presenters.” Yes!!! Now, I have to get to work and write a smashing paper!! This … Read More Future-Focused Leadership Paper Accepted!
I am EXTREMELY EXCITED about my guest appearance on Clint Bellow’s radio show again today. He is a tremendously talented individual! Clint and I have talked about leadership, coaching and life on his shows before. Today we are going to focus on the upcoming WowBiz Success Summit on October 30 at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. The focus of the conversation will be the topic of … Read More Join Me on the Mighty 1290 Today!