Education in the 21st century: Technology is a means, not the ends

Education in the 21st century: Technology is a means, not the ends

Posted On March 28, 2019

Many of the jobs in today’s workplace wouldn’t have been fathomable a decade ago. How are our schools preparing today’s students for them? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston” is on the front lines of that battle. Blair Fisher, head of school at St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, says that incorporating technology into the classroom, while important, is only part of the solution. “There are definite ways where technology, if thoughtfully deployed, can help learning, but I far too often see it where the technology becomes and end in itself, and it’s whatever… Read More

Categories: Education, Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston

Are we correctly educating kids today for the jobs of tomorrow?

Posted On March 25, 2019

Blair Fisher’s resume clearly shows that he’s tracking the learning trends shaping today’s students as well as tracking the workplace’s needs of the future. Blair is communicating both these trends to the St Paul’s faculty to help them amend their teaching methods to best serve the students. But teachers are notoriously change averse, so Blair, like anyone in his position, must emphasize the urgency to change to his faculty regularly. Blair is also keenly aware of social media’s impact on the self esteem and confidence of today’s students and has helpful insight into the plight of boys – why they’re… Read More

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Why “coaching is coaching” is a myth

Posted On March 20, 2019

You don’t need me to tell you that women are a force in today’s workplace – just look around. Women are established at all levels of management, from corporate boardrooms to main street entrepreneurs, even in industries that were once completely male-dominated. But are they motivated in the same ways as men? Should managers coach or mentor them in the same ways? Or are there mentoring approaches that work with men that might not be as effective with women, and vice versa? In the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” I asked these questions to two women who… Read More

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston, Women, Workplace

Coaching Women in the Workplace: Different than Coaching Men?

Posted On March 18, 2019

Lisa Marston has won at every level of volleyball she’s coached and she’s been at it over twenty years. She’s found a method for working with her players that has proven repeatedly successful. I ask her about coaching women, what lessons we can take to the workplace, and what would surprise people in the workplace who have females on their team. Full Disclosure: Lisa’s my wife. We then meet Karen Novak, the Chief Operating Officer of Advisor Solutions at BNY Mellon | Pershing who has been a mentor and role model of women for years. Karen offers her insight on… Read More

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Succession Plans for Family Business: “An epidemic of cowardice”

Posted On March 12, 2019

Wayne Rivers studies family businesses that succeed in passing the business to the next generation and the ones that fail. The ones that succeed have a lot in common – they communicate regularly, they have dates agreed to, and they have a true, well thought-out business plan. The ones that fail? None of that. Only a loose commitment to the next generation that “this will all be yours someday.” Listen as Wayne diagnoses the deep, personal, and emotional challenges of passing the family business to the next generation. Check out this episode!

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Creating significance: How to sell young people on hard work

Posted On March 8, 2019

Have you ever heard that kids these days don’t really want to work? Do you often feel that way yourself? Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” would disagree. Sid Sexton, founder and president of Daphne, Alabama-based Sexton Lawn & Landscape, has made a living – and a thriving business – off selling young people on the benefits of hard work, and watching them succeed at it. Lazy millennials? “That has not been my experience,” Sexton says. Sexton, a former college soccer player and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, started his landscape business 15 years ago… Read More

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work, Workplace

Women are fueling a resurgence in millennial household incomes

Posted On March 5, 2019

We all know the economic issues with which the millennial generation has been saddled. We’ve all heard the stories of millennials moving back in with their parents and struggling to make ends meet while paying off exorbitant student loans. But there is good news: According to the Pew Research Center, incomes are rising and millennial households now earn more than young adult households of any generation in the last 50 years. The median income for a millennial household in 2017 was $69,000, less than $10,000 lower than the typical Baby Boomer household (just over $77,000). Generation X households, enjoying their… Read More

Categories: Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Wealth, Women, Work

The name may say Lawn and Landscape but it’s much much more than that.

Posted On March 4, 2019

“I offer them a plan. I offer them a future. I teach them leadership. It’s really all about service.” Sid Sexton knocked my socks off when he and I sat down for this interview. His methods for recruiting and retaining talent are some of the best I’ve seen and heard in my twenty years in my consulting business. And bear in mind, they do hard, hot, long work in the lawn maintenance and landscaping business. Sid is a smart, forward-looking, and immensely likable guy. Listen for a lesson on leadership, humility, and passion. Check out this episode!

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Keeping It Real – March 1, 209 – Why “who am I to judge” is a cop out when it comes to judging character

Posted On March 1, 2019

Keeping It Real – March 1, 2019 Why “who am I to judge” is a cop out when it comes to judging character. And why we are all worthy judges.

Categories: Keeping It Real

Creating connections: The key to a happy workplace

Posted On March 1, 2019

Is it the job of an employer, or a workplace, to ensure that its employees are happy? Many Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers would argue that most employees should be happy just to have a job. Many millennials, however, will tell you that workplace environment is an extremely important factor to them in deciding where to work. Which of them are right? I asked my guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” — Dr. Elise Labbé-Coldsmith, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of South Alabama. And the answer I got was: Probably both. Research shows people… Read More

Categories: What's Working with Cam Marston, Work, Workplace