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A fascinating paper by Winograd and Hais, and published by the Brookings Institution this morning, discusses some striking differences in what appeals to Millenials, compared to earlier birth cohorts, and it got me thinking. http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/05/millenials-upend-wall-street-corporate-america-winograd-hais
The authors' focus is…Continue
I was reminded the other day, at a symposium our agency put on for HR staff across government, how important what I like to call “the epistemological challenge” can be. What do I mean by “the epistemological challenge”? Essentially, all the obstacles that exist to knowing, in a deep sense, what one wishes to know. Those obstacles could be with respect to the recency of some type of information, the comprehensiveness, integratedness, or scope of that information, the validity or…Continue
A recent spate of suicides in Canadian vets from the Afghanistan campaign has drawn attention to the role and challenge of PTSD in vets. Canadian Senator Romeo Dallaire, former head of UN troops during the Rwandan genocide, and the subject of the film/book "Shake Hands With the Devil", crashed his car the other day, after having his own PTSD aggravated by news of these suicides, and spending several days without sleep as a result.
It is within this context that I have to doff my cap…Continue