In the September 2000 issue of The Leading Edge, a series of articles was published in a section dedicated to “Education and Careers” (Swanson, 2000). There was much there that was both educational and entertaining. Three points or themes stood out.

There is a powerful, rising wave of self-determination within the professional workforce in all fields. Partly this has been forced on the community by downsizings in every sector of the economy and by virtually all employers. People discover quite abruptly that there is no place for them in the corporate hierarchy any more. They are...

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