The Executive 'Sweet' explores ideas about conscious business and education innovation shared by Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Education. Mike is passionate about the importance of helping people build the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for an individual's and a business' success.

Facebook’s Bug is Ours to Fix

A version of this post appeared in the New York Times Magazine, 14 May, 2017. Farhad Manjoo’s recent New York Times Magazine cover story, Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug?, begins with an architectural description. Facebook’s MPK20 building has been left purposefully unfinished, a subconscious reminder to its employees “that things are never quite Read more about Facebook’s Bug is Ours to Fix[…]

Webinar Recap: Assessment of Skills for the New Economy

Forces of technology and exponential information in the new economy have changed how businesses react to the market, putting pressure on employees at all levels to proactively learn in real time and quickly adapt. I recently shared some of my research into what skills the knowledge economy demands, and how these skills can transform the workplace and an Read more about Webinar Recap: Assessment of Skills for the New Economy[…]

A Position of Authority Does Not an Authoritative Source Make

  One of the ongoing debates in media of late has been whether news outlets should interview people with a track record of overt deception. The argument goes that on the one hand, some of these people are in positions of authority, and that title alone makes them experts of a sort whose views should Read more about A Position of Authority Does Not an Authoritative Source Make[…]

Donald Trump and Bill Belichick’s Media Strategies Should Inspire Us to Think Better

What has struck me in the past few weeks of watching both our new President and the coach of my beloved New England Patriots interact with the media is how both individuals manage the information that reaches the public. President Trump’s style, for better or worse, is more spontaneous, but he has been called out Read more about Donald Trump and Bill Belichick’s Media Strategies Should Inspire Us to Think Better[…]

Education Futurists: 3 Trends to Follow in 2017

The coming year promises to be an eventful one for the future of higher education. Current and prospective students, along with state and federal legislators are applying pressure to colleges to do more to provide an affordable education geared to meet the demands of the modern economic landscape. Here are 3 emerging trends we’re seeing Read more about Education Futurists: 3 Trends to Follow in 2017[…]

Transcripts 2.0: Why grades alone aren’t good enough in the Knowledge Economy

This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that as of October, there were 5.5 million job openings in the United States, a number that is not as promising as it appears at first glance. While it’s always a positive to see companies hiring, that high number, which has remained steady over most of the Read more about Transcripts 2.0: Why grades alone aren’t good enough in the Knowledge Economy[…]

Innovations in the Integration of Critical Thinking in the Classroom

When her university decided to bolster its general education courses with stronger critical thinking and information literacy instruction, Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes became the pilot professor for an innovative new program. In her recent webinar, she discussed the collaborative teaching approach she used to reinforce skills and create experiential learning outcomes. Through the use of Credo Education’s platform, Read more about Innovations in the Integration of Critical Thinking in the Classroom[…]

“What ‘Learning How to Think’ Really Means”: A CEO’s Response

“What ‘Learning How to Think’ Really Means,” ranks high on my list of required reading for those of us who love to debate the status of higher ed in the US. Barry Schwartz, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education argues in favor of a system that can teach students the skills required of their desired careers, Read more about “What ‘Learning How to Think’ Really Means”: A CEO’s Response[…]

What Seth Godin’s “Teaching Certainty” Tells Us About The Future of Higher Ed

In his recent blog post, “Teaching Certainty,” New York Times best-selling author Seth Godin lays out, in a few sparse lines, exactly what’s wrong with education today. In short, while we might think we’re teaching to the test, we’re actually teaching to the previous century. The certainty he speaks of are concrete skills and knowledge Read more about What Seth Godin’s “Teaching Certainty” Tells Us About The Future of Higher Ed[…]

The Four Skills Most Recent Grads Don’t Possess — But Should

Bloomberg Business surveyed recruiters at hundreds of companies to ask them what skills they sought in candidates, and whether they saw those skills in the people applying for jobs. Bloomberg used the responses to rank business schools, but there is a point worth looking at on a much broader scale: higher education has been slow to adapt Read more about The Four Skills Most Recent Grads Don’t Possess — But Should[…]