Internships: WhatILearned By Adina Bedenova & Edited by Isabella Johnston
November 20, 2018
Internships: #WhatILearned? By Adina Bedenova & Edited by Isabella Johnston
College is time in life for many young adults full of moments that provide learning opportunities with choices that can produce good or poor results. We meet new people, experience fun and interesting activities, and have the opportunity to join organizations. I can definitely relate to these moments. Most graduates will agree, this a rite of passage.
Tags: Management, Leadership
5 Reasons Why Design Thinking Is Important In Every Part of Your Business
September 19, 2018
I attended a phenomenal training session previously with my professional association (GOOD Network) on design thinking, facilitated by mastermind Karen Tilstra and her staff with FHIL, (Florida Hospital Innovation Lab). It got me thinking about how I did this everyday when I was a public classroom teacher teaching English to middle and high school students and also teaching Sunday school at my church (Grace Orlando). Everything was hands on, asking why, and solving problems collaboratively and in teams. I was brainstorming with two of my valued team members, Catrina Davidson and Andi Earle about Design Thinking Series I am facilitating for entrepreneurs. I am so fortunate to have these two women on my team - Catrina works from Alabama remotely and we employ it as if we are in the room together. Andi is a new team member and rapidly learning how Design Thinking is used in event management, marketing, social media creation, promotion, and engagement. I digress though, back on track.
Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation
Innovation: The Future of HR is Change
March 04, 2018
Fear is a common human emotion when we hear that the "current trend could lead to a net unemployment impact of more than 5.2 million jobs lost to disruptive labour market changes over the 2015-2020" (World Economic Forum, 2017). The World Economic Forum (WEF) published a report in January 2016 entitled The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills, and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I highly recommend reading the literature on this topic. I was introduced to this concept and believe it is spot on as a predictor of our future.
Tags: AI, HR, Future of Work
How to Build an Innovative High Performing Culture - Start with First Principle Thinking
July 10, 2017
I am listening to a number of podcasts lately. Some are by entrepreneurs I know personally like Brad Post with Create the Movement, Belinda Brown with Planting the Seeds of Change and Royce Gomez who has a Blog radio show called Thrive: A Woman's Journey. These relatively young entrepreneurial shows have great insight to share as much as the well-known hosts and shows. Check them out and share your thoughts with me or with these hosts.
Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership
Rollins College - Academic Partner
July 09, 2017
Rollins College is my alma mater. I love my school. I chose Rollins because of its stellar reputation as the best liberal arts college in our state, outstanding faculty, student to professor ratio (no more than 20:1), and beautiful campus grounds. In Florida, when a person mentions they graduated from Rollins College, it opens doors. People know the school provides an education that delivers on multiple levels.