If you’re a college basketball fan like me, you’ll need something to do in between conference tournament games this weekend. What better way to break away from basketball than with these top five stories from CLOmedia.com for the week of March 10.
1. Creating a Text-Like Leadership Language: In today’s fast-paced business environment, leaders need a faster, more efficient way to provide direction and support to their people. David Witt, a researcher and program director with The Ken Blanchard Cos., has more.
2. What’s Your Development Level?: Identifying skill levels can determine the appropriate leadership style, writes CLO columnist Ken Blanchard.
3. Learning to Read Their Minds: New insights into how the brain works are changing how learning leaders structure programs and how the corporate learning industry thinks about knowledge retention and study habits. Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, a learning platform, has the story.
4. Colleges Make Efforts to Prove Value | Video: Editors Ladan Nikravan and Frank Kalman discuss the efforts some colleges are making to prove students improve in critical skill areas in their four years, including making test results public.
5. Why This Year’s Grads Won’t Be Prepared: Millennials may have a solid understanding of some of the skills and concepts covered during degree programs, but many lack the competencies necessary for success in the workforce. CLO Ask A Gen Y blogger Ladan Nikravan has more.
On Another Note …
IBM is using its supercomputer, Watson, and its new workspace to solve problems by crunching big data. Fast Company has more here.
You’re going to like the way you look, but it might end up costing a little bit more. On Tuesday, after months of bids and counter bids, Men’s Wearhouse finally struck a deal to buy its suiting retail rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers. Read in the New York Times here how the deal finally came to fruition.
Also, Business Insider on what successful people eat for breakfast. Read here.