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Inside Quality Digest Live for August 4, 2017

F-35s, academia-industry disconnect, anti-bribery standard, and getting the most of our employees

Published: Monday, August 7, 2017 - 12:00

The dog days of summer are here, but the Aug. 4, 2017, episode of QDL offered lots of cool content. Let’s take a closer look:

“What Went Wrong With the F-35?”

One expert calls the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet an “inherently terrible airplane.” So why does the Air Force consider it warfighter of the future? Dirk takes a look at the twists and turns in a project that began in the 1980s—one that our grandkids might still be ruing in 2070.

“Three Ways to Realign Higher Education With Today’s Workforce”

Surveys show that 96 percent of university leaders believe that their institutions effectively prepare students for the workforce. Just 11 percent of business leaders agree. Bridging this disconnect involves embracing strategies to better link academic preparations with industry demands.

Interview: Todd Begerow of DNV GL Business Assurance North America

The international standard, ISO 37001:2016—“Anti-bribery management systems—Requirements with guidance for use,” from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is intended to help registered companies demonstrates that they comply with strict procedures against bribes, corruption, and other corporate malfeasance. In the interview, we chat with Todd Begerow of DNV GL about the standard, and preview the webinar, “What Is ISO 37001 and What Are Its Benefits?” occurring on Thurs., Aug. 10, 2017, at 12 p.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific. Register here.

Interview: Kelly Graves, CEO of Internal Business Solutions

Author, trainer, and Quality Digest contributor Kelly Graves is an expert at refining management practices at forward-thinking companies, utilizing a psychology-based approach to maximize employee performance. In this interview, he talks about his latest article, “What You Don’t Know About Your Employees That Will Help You Manage Them Better,” which is an excerpt from his new book, The Management and Employee Development Review (Productivity Press, 2017).

Catch us again for another big episode of Quality Digest Live this coming Fri., Aug. 11, 2017. You can watch us either on our home page or our special player page. See you there!


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