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Internships

I have been following a LinkedIn discussion initiated by Dave Willoughby in the Performance Analysis in Sport Group. Dave posted about Unpaid Internships on his blog on 16 April. I thought Dave's analysis of internship advertisements over an eighteen month period was very helpful in providing a focus for discussion. The LinkedIn discussion has had 20 responses to date. Yesterday, Josh Bryan provided a link in the discussion to the BASES position stand on graduate on internships (pdf). I think the distinction between volunteer, worker and employee is an excellent clarification of a continuum of opportunities. It took me back to my...

c-ness

I have not written many posts in the past two months. I have been a peripheral participant in many conversations and have admired from afar the insights and wisdom being shared. This week a post from Stephen Downes was a catalyst for this post about c-ness. Stephen linked to Dan Pontefract's post The Organisation as a Cycling Peloton. Dan suggested "Maybe if we were to act like a peloton in our organizations, we might see higher levels of employee engagement". Dan liked the idea that a peloton (particularly in recreational cycling): shared the load; communicated proactively; encouraged and recognised effort. For some...