What Business Schools Should Really Be Teaching. I was recently invited to speak to graduate students at a very large Midwestern university. It soon became clear that a great deal was missing from their coursework. A key element for reaching agreement and negotiation wasn’t even discussed in their classes: conscious and systematic thinking skills. I see this every day in corporate America, but it was astonishing and troubling to see it firsthand in one of America’s top business schools. Read more at forbes.com.
To ‘Immunize’ Kids Against Illiteracy: Break Out A Book In Infancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents begin reading to their children early, even to newborns. Professor Susan Neuman, an expert on early literacy development, explains. Now parents with infants will start hearing it officially from pediatricians starting from birth. The American Academy of Pediatrics announced new guidance today for parents to quote, “immunize their children against illiteracy.” Read more at npr.org.
Many Recent College Graduates Have Found Employment. College graduates who entered the labor market during the Great Recession in 2008 are doing fine finding employment, a government study shows. Four years out of college, 85 percent of graduates had one full-time job, 8 percent had multiple jobs, and 6.7 percent were unemployed and looking for work, according to the study by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. Among those with a full-time job, the average salary was $52,200. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.