Jason Roberts: Social Media Aren’t a Must for the Classroom

Many teachers and professors have begun to incorporate social media into their classes, but Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, isn’t one of them. He’s no Luddite, and he respects his colleagues who’ve gone down the social-media route – but for now, at least, he’ll stick with the old-fashioned ways.

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Jason Roberts: "Old-Fashioned Values Are Key"

For folks just heading out into the workforce, there’s no shortage of advice – Blog! Tweet! Network! – and all of it makes sense. But Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, thinks the old-fashioned values, like showing up on time and working hard, still count for a lot, too.

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Blocking Out Distractions

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude and Agent Maxwell Smart had his Cone of Silence, but what can the rest of us do when it comes to tuning out workplace distractions and focusing on the job at hand? Successful professionals offer their advice.

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Robert J. Allison: Social Media Have "Opened Up the World to the Classroom"

Social media have changed teaching by making education accessible to many more people, says Robert J. Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University. But no matter how much the technology may change, the essence of education – meaningful communication and human interaction – remains the same as it ever was.

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In Search of Clear Ethical Guidelines

Does your workplace set clear ethical guidelines? Most of the professionals we spoke with say that clear standards are in place where they work – but whether those standards are followed is sometimes another story.

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Rich Maltzman: Large Public Projects Are the Place for Earned Value Management

Earned Value Management is appropriate for every project, says author and project-management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP. But it can be very useful on large, publicly-funded projects – the kind that may otherwise be prone to big-ticket cost overruns.

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Tips for Holding Effective Meetings

Few things are worse than a business meeting that drones on and on, with no hope of a successful conclusion in sight. These professionals offer advice on how to avoid the droning, and actually get to Yes.

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How Do You Manage Your Time?

It’s natural to feel swamped if you don’t know how to manage your time. Successful professionals offer plenty of ideas about how you can win the battle against the clock. Spoiler alert: most of those ideas involve list-making.

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Jason Roberts: History Helps Us Better Appreciate the Present

Does history still matter? Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, argues that history helps us better appreciate the advantages of modern society, from electricity to antibiotics. And, he adds, it allows today’s leaders – if they are smart enough to take the opportunity – to learn from the mistakes of the past.

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