Celebrate World Thinking Day by Thinking Collaboration

In today's post, Workforce Institute board member Ruth Bramson discusses World Thinking Day, a Girl Scouts of America program.  Ruth is the former CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, so this cause is near and dear to her heart.  Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with … Continue reading Celebrate World Thinking Day by Thinking Collaboration

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Board members Ruth Bramson, David Creelman and I recently met to talk about the opportunities and challenges presented by the increasingly multi-generational workforce.  The picture here makes fun of one particular cliche about Millennials, but there are differences between the generations in terms of their assumptions, preferences and beliefs about how work gets done. When … Continue reading Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

Ruth Bramson on Developing Women Leaders

THE GIRL SCOUT LAW I will do my best to be: honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl … Continue reading Ruth Bramson on Developing Women Leaders

Life Skills 101 from the Girl Scouts

In her Wall Street Journal blog (The Juggle) yesterday, Sue Shellenbarger questioned whether fundraisers like Girl Scout cookie sales are helpful developmental experiences for kids or just one more responsibility for working parents to shoulder.  The comments following this blog are running about 50/50 pro and con regarding fundraisers and whether they teach kids responsibility … Continue reading Life Skills 101 from the Girl Scouts