Kaepernick and the national anthem

by Much has been made about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem prior to the start of their preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick cited the treatment of minorities in the U.S. for his refusal to take part in the pregame ceremony. “I am not going to stand up to show… Read more →

What’s your story?

by As we’ve seen throughout time, and most certainly within the last few days, race relations continue to hold a firm grip on American society and its citizens. A public forum on stories provided me with some insight and may lend a helping hand to begin to understand the growing empathy gap and polarization of opinion we see today. Most… Read more →

T. Bliss-3 points

by If you recall, last semester I offered my governance and policy class extra credit if they made a song about my class (click here—>part 1; part 2). I chose to do so again, and the first one is in! Great student and even better person, T. Bliss blesses us with with another governance and policy extra credit track! LISTEN BELOW! “3… Read more →

MLK Day: Most Memorable Quotes

by In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, here are some of his most memorable quotes. Enjoy! “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” “We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” “A riot is the language of the unheard.” “We must all learn to… Read more →

Students make catchy tunes

by Earlier this week, I detailed how I gave my students an opportunity to gain a few extra points on their final grade if they completed an Insanity workout with me OR created a song covering course content. The first group definitely set a high bar!( http://kwameagyemang.com/studentsong/) Well, there’s more. Below you’ll find the other groups’ songs. Enjoy! K “My Kwame… Read more →

Students create song about class…

by Hello, world! It’s been a while since I last posted, and I sincerely apologize for depriving you of my posts 😉 Anyhow, today’s governance and policy development class marked the end of my semester (finals are next week). Thursday’s class is dedicated to extra credit, in which some students have volunteered to: a) do an “Insanity” workout led by… Read more →

Managing Star-Performer Egos

by Below, I discuss managing star-performer egos. Modified from previous contribution to thescorecard.com How to manage workplace egos is one of the most difficult tasks a manager must take into consideration. Managers are faced with an interesting dilemma because you want these people on your team, given that they are typically self-driven, have a strong desire to win, and bring the… Read more →