iBi - July 2011

Quoting Change

by Jonathan Wright

As the rate of change accelerates, the future is becoming impossible to predict. In a rapidly changing world, success—in business or otherwise—requires the firm ground of adaptation and a foundation of lifelong learning. And it never stops. But don’t take my word for it.

Publisher's Note

Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi

At the personal level, how we handle change is perhaps the key challenge of our time. The ability to maintain tranquility and balance amidst the storms of change is essential to our well-being.

Nothing Changes Unless the Culture Changes

by Dr. John F. Gilligan

Have we, too, arrived at a time when we can neither endure our excesses nor their cures? So wrote Titus Livy on the eve of the implosion of the Roman republic. Livy’s statement cleverly embraces two inextricable concepts: culture and change.

Global Education

by Richard C. Longworth
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
If the Peoria region is to thrive in the global era, it needs smart, worldly people who understand the global economy and how it works. I recently spent two weeks with some of these people—still students, but ready to lead Peoria into the future.

Successful Organizational Change

Mary Pille - Employers' Association

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You are either green and growing or ripe and rotting”?

Handling Change

by Steven A. Hamon
The Antioch Group, Inc.

As we confront change at work or in our personal lives, here are three keys for staying right-side-up in the face of it all.

Transform Yourself

by Edith Barnard
Barnard Communications

There are many people who want to change themselves and the world. If you are one of them, where do you start?

Change in the Global Neighborhood

by Angela Weck
Peoria Area World Affairs Council

U.S. citizens need to be informed and prepare to be active facilitators of change in their own communities.

Investing in District-Wide Change

by Dr. Grenita Lathan
Peoria Public Schools District 150

Peoria Public Schools seeks to ensure that every student is prepared for post-secondary education or the workplace.

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A Different Kind of Jury Duty

by Kelly Mantick

Manual High School is exploring peer juries as a way to keep youth out of juvenile detention centers.

‘Tis the Season for Sales

As summer settles in, garage sales are popping up in local neighborhoods, offering bargain hunters a great deal and sellers a chance to clear out their garages.

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