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Organization Chart Collapses

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Photo: Local citizen at organization meeting with outline of one of two proposed structures Then someone else drew a network on the white board.

Leading Your Organization

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Today I am thinking that leadership is sometimes about moving forward, even if others are not following you yet.

Will Boomers Ever Retire?

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Gen Xer leaders will move organizations towards telework faster, and install other highly needed changes in the work place.

STEM Industry Invested in the War Against Boys

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Here''s why the war against boys will get worse in 2014. 1.Immigration Act The U.S. The effort has not worked of course. 

Gen Y Already Overwhelming Gen X in Leadership

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She compares Gen X again to the Silent Generation, a smaller generation that retired as early as it could. Happy 2014.

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Wisconsin Protests: A Day to Celebrate

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There were no paid organizers in our county.  So there must have been over 100 volunteers throughout the senate district.  One day of celebration and victory. At an outdoor rally locally, volunteers announced that they had collected 24,000 signatures to recall State Senator Sheila Harsdorf in this rural conservative part of the state. 

Another Sign the Organization Chart is Collapsing

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Another sign this month that the Organization Chart is collapsing: the food pyramid has been replaced by a plate. But powerful nevertheless. 

Even our local union organizers have a college degree

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Over a beer, I asked six or seven young union organizers, I mean thugs, whether they had a college degree. All of them did.

Bring NineShift to your organization!

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Bring NineShift to your organization! "I'd trample my grandma to hear Draves speak."  Phil Housel, Kerrville, Texas.

I'm a Card Carrying Member of the Revolution

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Today I am now a MasterCard carrying member of the Bernie Sanders revolution, his follow-up or next progressive organization I am now a card carrying member of the revolution.  My Uncle Jack - - yes, the father of one of the Monkees - - went on a date in the 1930s.

Bikes Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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An Italian organization and (probably) millions of people are supporting 'the bicycle' to win the Nobel Peace Prize. See the story here.  .

NineShift Wins Again! College Grad Employment Up-Big

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The National Association of Colleges and Employers, an organization that tracks college hiring, reported that U.S. NineShift wins again! Our prediction that employment would rise for college grads has come true. year ago supposedly smart people, such as the Univ. Here's just one quote from the story: . employers expect to hire 5.2%

Is Office Space Shrinking?

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Locally, we have eliminated two large office buildings and moved into re-purposed mill buildings shared with other organizations. Maybe not, but maybe office space is starting to get smaller as more people work from home. Here's a comment from a participant in my Executive Leadership online course about what she is seeing with her bank. ".the

Can Gen Y Be Trained - - In Time?

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Can Gen Y be trained in time to take over organizations from the Boomers? The young woman asking about managing Gen Y was herself a Gen Yer.

Generation Gap Blows Wide Open

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By 2020 both political parties will try to appeal and serve the needs of Gen Y.   And in education, where the generation gap is equally pronounced, your organization now also needs to appeal to and serve the needs of Gen Y. This month the generation gap blew wide open. To be clear, the generation gap is not about politics.

Cities Have More in Common Than Countries

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Thanks to Peter Day for the brilliant insight, and his reporting for the best news organization in the world, the BBC. Peter Day, Global Business Reporter for the BBC, provided me with a great 21st century insight in our email conversation this month.  He said cities have more in common now than countries. .

What I Don't Like About Gen Y

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Generally, Gen Y is leading society in the 21st century.  2.They don''t get gender differences in education. Good for you/them.

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Huff Post Flunks Own "Why The World is Changing" Test

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Healthy and organic living."  YES , for awhile at least. The Huffington Post and its blogger Gustavo Tanaka get 4 of their 8 reasons why the world is changing correct. That's 50%, an 'F.' Thanks to NineShifter Cem Erdem for sending me this link to Tanaka's article. This week we address all 8 reasons. Here's the 4 he gets right. 1."No

Economy: Now a critical time for business organizations

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Now is a critical time for business organizations to position themselves for success in the 21st century.  We know this because it happened 100 years ago, in 1909.  Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. Before 1909, Edison's company was the leading seller of phonograph machines and recorded music. and a recession hit the country.

The Changing Workplace: Telework

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Telework is the silent revolution in the workplace.  No doubt, telework is still growing.  Photo of Trout River in northern Wisconsin.

The Changing Workplace: Locate Near Light Rail

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Gen Y is the future of your workplace and your organization. Now businesses and work organizations have to make a decision: stay or move.

The Changing Workplace: Succession Planning

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Succession planning is virtually a necessity for almost every work organization that wants to remain relevant and vital in the 21st Century.

Foreign train companies look to invest in U.S.

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"The United States and Canada are the only two industrialized nations in the world without high speed trains," train expert Dave Christianson told a gathering organized by NineShift last week. . And the high speed T-bone train planned for Texas is to be run by the private sector. .

Gen Y Landslide: Unions

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Here''s another societal issue where Gen Y may very well triumph: unions. Source. There''s a ways to go, of course.

The Changing Workplace: Networks

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Thus the people are more productive, the organization more profitable (or efficient in the case of a government agency). What do you think? .

'Fair Testing' Advocates for Unfair Testing

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The organization Fair Testing is advocating for unfair testing. This rather stunned me. Specifically, Fair Testing wants tests to be rigged so girls score higher than boys.  . Boys and girls currently score about the same on tests overall. Because males and females are equal in intelligence. Because girls get better grades than boys.

Reasons for Hope and Optimism for Train Advocates

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Nona Hill of All Aboard Wisconsin said the organization would like to support other groups interested in bringing me in to speak on trains, a most gracious offer. Here they are: 1.Recent events in the last two months illustrate that while change is very very slow, it comes all at once. in this century.

Will Boomers Ever Retire?

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Gen Xer leaders will move organizations towards telework faster, and install other highly needed changes in the work place.

The Feminists' Final Frenzy

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Instead of bluster and blame, organizations and the media reports about them were devoid of emotion and focused on just solving the problem.  It''s not over. One of the top stories of 2015 has to be the big, and positive, turn in the gender war. The year began with third wave anti-male feminists continuing to get a favorable reception.

Great Debate: Does Location Matter?

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Does where you live, and where your company is headquartered, matter economically for both your work organization and for you? 

Profile of Average Teleworker

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Non-union organizations are more likely to offer telecommuting than those with unions. ? Here's a profile of the average teleworker.

Nine Shift for 2013 Gets Rave Reviews!

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Don't forget to tell your organization or state/national association about Nine Shift. So thanks to you all ! Just email Tammy at info@lern.org.

The Top Ten Stories of the Year 2012

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Bring NineShift to your organization or association's next conference with a 'Wow' keynote. TWO NINESHIFT ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1.

New Voter Turnout Method Inspired by Nine Shift

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Union organizer Miles Barton created it after reading Nine Shift and listening to Julie Coates. It may be coming to your state soon.

Are Continuing Education and Training Dead in America?

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LERN has tracked 28 member continuing education organizations that have simply been shut down in the last two years, more we are sure are gone. 

LERN Celebrates Record Setting Year!

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It's Fiscal New Year's Eve for LERN. And we have just hit an all time record income. We've waited 40 years to hit $3,000,000 income. 

Now try "Collaborative Consumption"

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young man in our community asked Julie and TAP, our local progressive organization, about working with young people on creating a rental store. 

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Has NineShift Changed Elections?

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Union organizer Miles Campbell read NineShift.  Has NineShift changed elections? . And those friends contact 20 others. 

Fighting the Tea Party

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NineShift brilliant co-author Julie Coates organizes a rally of women against the anti-women campaign by the far right.

Wisconsin Elections Update

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Many of the volunteers and organizers are young, under 30. Here's another chalk on sidewalk message outside their office.