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Top Recruiting Tips: “Top Grading” Summary for Entrepreneurs, Educators, and Recruits

Now is final call for recruiting time: For internships, jobs, and maybe you want to start your own business. “Top Grading” has proven – over time in elite entrepreneur circles – to be a standard reference for recruiting because of its focus on how to recruit A Players….”Top Grade first–once you do this, your organization can do anything.”

Continue Reading May 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

Can’t Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work? Bring the Workplace to Them!

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day doesn’t work for everyone. Between missing school, company policies, and the nature of what you do, it may be downright impossible. This post offers some ideas for how to start planning now to do that so when Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day rolls around, everyone can participate.

Continue Reading March 12, 2013 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Teaching Entrepreneurship in 30 Minutes or Less Part 2: (Free Award Winning Syllabus and Lesson Plan)

As mentioned in the last post in this series, we’ve recently updated this entrepreneurship curriculum, and here’s a post to give you a quick 30 minute exercise in each module that is one of my personal favorites as an intro. I am the curriculum author, Kathy Korman Frey, and teach a nationally award-winning entrepreneurship course at the George Washington University School of Business. So scroll down, dig in, and have fun.

Continue Reading September 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm 2 comments

Mentoring and Reverse Mentoring: The Key to Entrepreneurial Self-Confidence. 10 steps for Parents, Teens, and Gen Y at Work and at Home

Quick mentoring steps we can all take whether we’re parents, teens, in the workplace, or Gen Y Millenials being mentored, or mentoring, or somewhere in between.

Continue Reading January 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm 3 comments

Free and Simple Financial Literacy for Kids, Families, Educators – The National Financial Capabilty Challenge

Simple and free exercises to teach financial literacy at home and in the classroom.

Continue Reading March 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Barack and Michelle Obama: Making Education Cool

Barack and Michelle Obama were set forth as examples of what can be accomplished with a good education at a January 19 rally held by the Education Equality Project at Cardoza High School in Washington, DC. The rally turned into a who’s who of education when big names like John McCain, incoming Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Michael Bloomberg, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, and UNCF President Michael Lomax showed up to explain why our educational system is in a state of crisis. Presenter remarks can be found at the bottom of this post.

Continue Reading January 20, 2009 at 9:59 am 5 comments

Teaching Dr. Martin Luther King in the Clasroom, At Home, At Work

The birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King is a wonderful time to explore what is possible. Dr. King was a social entrepreneur in the field of civil rights winning a Nobel Prize at age 35.

Suggested activities are included in this post.

Continue Reading January 19, 2009 at 9:14 am 3 comments

Finding Role Models for People Young and Old

Many parents, employers, and young entrepreneurs are looking for role models for their kids, staff and themselves.  Where to start? Here is one idea:  Role Models on Paper from the new beta site: The Hot Mommas Project free case study library. Below you will find more on the project, as well as suggested exercise for parents, educators, and young entrepreneurs.

The Hot Mommas® Project produces curricula for dynamic female leaders. However, as you will see below that the cases are appropriate for both young men and women seeking role models.  On of the main reasons is the  award-winning case studies  showcase not only successful business practices, but also successful personal practices including the identification of leadership abilities and work-life balance strategies. The project is  housed at the George Washington University School of Business.  The project is popular in the social media community – hence the edgy name – and allows instructors the opportunity to connect with case protagonists on their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other pages.

Suggested Exercise:

Need a student or young adult to tap into their potential? As  a creative extra credit assignment or family book club, have your young role model write their own mini case study (500-1500 words). Use the case study wizard at www.HotMommasProject.org beta site (About). Here is what to do:

  1. Prep the student with the template at the bottom of this page.
  2. Have students choose “Create a new case” at www.HotMommasProject.org (must be 18 or older).
  3. Women choose “F” and men choose “M” in their profile.
  4. Move through the case wizard steps, click “publish at the end.”
  5. Go to “Case Library”, click “View” and send you the link as proof they have completed their case study.

Bonus: If their case study is good enough, they could be published in a top Prentice Hall textbook, other media outlets, plus receive thousands of dollars in  prizes as part of the case study competition through January 31.  See judging criteria.

For more information, click this post.

To nominate your young role model, click this post.

For virtual coaching, click here.

Here are two examples of case studies by students/young adults.

http://www.hotmommasproject.org/caseview.aspx?id=81

http://www.hotmommasproject.org/caseview.aspx?id=80

Alternative exercise:

Sign in at www.HotMommasProject.org and select 5 cases to read.  Answer the following questions:

1. Which is your favorite, and why?

2. Which person is the strongest professional role model, and why?

3. Which person is the strongest personal role model, and why?

4. Do you think it’s possible for someone to be both a personal and a professional role model? Discuss.

December 6, 2008 at 6:04 pm 1 comment

Favorites roundup: Top 5 Free Teaching Tools for Educators, Entrepreneurs, Parents

A top 5 list of free business resources for educators, entrepreneurs, and parents.

Continue Reading November 13, 2008 at 11:05 am 4 comments


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