Category: Trends

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The Future Leadership and Women on Pure Nebraska

I had the wonderful opportunity to stretch myself yesterday on Pure Nebraska with Jon and Taryn Vanderford.  I was all set to discuss the future of leadership with a focus on women.  My goal was to point out the important contributions women have been making for a long time in the area of leadership.  I also wanted to note that their contributions have often … Read More The Future Leadership and Women on Pure Nebraska

The Future of Women & Megatrend 3: The Decentralized Global Marketplace

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

The Future of Women: Globally Connecting in the #GigEconomy

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

At current trends, it will take 70 years to close the gender wage gap

Welcome to “The Future of Women” blog series.  The Future of Women focus on AskDrConnie.com will highlight current and future trends impacting women around the world.   The first part of this series highlights a recent publication by the International Labour Office (ILO).   Women at Work:  Trends 2016, focused on examining gender equity globally.  As ILO mentions in their report, gender equity and women’s … Read More At current trends, it will take 70 years to close the gender wage gap

Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?

As creative entrepreneurs and innovators continue to embrace the “natural ingredients and fewer chemicals” trend, we may be soon be talking about using shampoo “way back when”…. Growing trends changing the future and our daily routines: The end of shampoo and the rise of good bacteria! #trends…http://t.co/Jl9ySeWWYc — Dr. Connie (@askdrconnie) August 15, 2014   I just love it when people embrace, “Be You … Read More Growing Trends: The Rise of Good Bacteria and the Demise of Shampoo?

Join Me Today on 1110 KFAB Radio!

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!

Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!

My radio connection, Clint Bellows, invited me to “appear” on 1110 KFAB this Wednesday afternoon!  Tune in after 2:30 PM and join the conversation about leading your own life with purpose, passion and fun! You can listen live by going to KFAB.com.  Looking forward to having a great conversation on Wednesday! Go Wild with KFAB! -Dr. Connie   Clint Bellows invited me to be … Read More Tune in to 1110 KFAB this Wednesday!

Megatrend 3: Decentralized Global Marketplace

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

Megatrend 1: The Rise of the #GigEconomy

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

Future-Focused Leadership Paper Accepted!

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!

The Spirituality of Innovation with WasteCap Nebraska!

Join me for a Spirituality of Innovation workshop at WasteCap Nebraska’s 2013 Sustainability Summit on Wednesday, November 6. The biological, social and spiritual worlds are all greatly intertwined.  As leaders, we can use this information to create a culture of sustainable innovation for others and ourselves. One of the keys of tapping into the Spirituality of Innovation is self-confidence.  Self-confident individuals filled with passion and purpose … Read More The Spirituality of Innovation with WasteCap Nebraska!

The Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City, NE was a huge success despite the cold and rain, which was great news for the economy here.  Several of our Nebraska businesses sold their arts and crafts while making some tremendous presentations!  The University of Nebraska planted many seeds of innovation over the weekend!  We had a number of great programs and demonstrations ranging from birding … Read More

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