1. The pursuit of decent work in changing times

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    The current employment scenario for young people, worsened by the global economic crisis, poses an urgent challenge with long-term implications for both young people and society as a whole. Young people themselves are crucial stakeholders in the pursuit of decent and productive work for all. Yet, too frequently, their voices...
  2. Bring on the learning revolution

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      In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions...
  3. Can Talent be “Manufactured”?

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    In a recent research report by Manpower, the central theme is the “under-supply of qualified talent” which makes that we are “on the brink of a global employability crisis”. I think they’re right. Business leaders wordwide are grappling with new demands for productivity and innovation, and in this challenging environment...
  4. The context

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    Sometimes I notice a leadership expert or guru preaching about “the only right” kind of leadership. I don’t believe such leadership exists. I don’t like thinking about leadership that way. Leadership itself should not be the goal, it is a means to reach a goal. It has a function, and...