The Changing Landscape Of Education And What It Means For Your Organization With Derek Magill

Derek Magill is a college dropout. But don't let that make you think Derek doesn't know what's going on.

Derek realized something during his time in school. He was learning more outside of the classroom. His classmates were there for the credit hours. And a successful career is not made from humanities courses.

The landscape of education is changing

Then, he went on to work on a campaign for a US congressional race. To selling guns. To doing photography. Derek's been able to work with incredible businesses around the United States all without a college degree.

In episode 44 of the Answers From Leadership Podcast, Derek and I discuss what the changing landscape of education looks like and what that looks like for organizations today. Listen in and discover why apprenticeships are the next big thing in business.

 

Show Notes

What else would you like listeners to know about you?

I would say I could add to that a little. I'm the director of marketing at Praxis. Praxis is a 12-month start-up apprenticeship program for young people who want to sidestep some of the traditional barriers to entry to building a great career. One of those barriers is college.

How would you define leadership?

There are different ways I could look at it. I think, off the top of my head, something that is common in most leaders is the ability to take very abstract positions and thoughts and principles and motivate people to apply the concrete manifestations of those ideas and principles.

[Tweet "The best leaders are people who are very good at thinking abstractly and making it concrete in reality. @DerekMagill"]

To get the rest of today's show notes, head to jmlalonde.com/044.

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