Career educationHaving lived in a society where people mostly think in problems rather than solutions, the “Data Series Evaluator’s Course” I just finished was a real breath of fresh air. It has given me a whole new look on situations I encounter in life. To give an example of how people would benefit from this a lot: A crime is committed in a neighborhood, people say the reason it happens is because it’s a bad neighborhood. This does not AT ALL lead to a handling of this. Way too often people will accept the first thing they hear from someone else, when they themselves ask “Why?” or “How come?” Whatever they hear from someone is now their reason for the crime and for them the problem seems handled. But leaving that area unhandled FOR REAL makes it escalate and ends up destroying that neighborhood. Associate degreeIn a company this would be horrible. If people aren’t looking at the real cause of things, it will grow bigger and bigger and do the organization in. Imagine yourself in the middle of a fight between friends, you say “Oh, that’s what friends do.” A week later they can’t stand each other’s face, and now they start complaining about the other to you. And you’re stuck in the middle not being able to peacefully hang out with them without complaint. Friends can fight, but talking things out can solve most things. If that doesn’t work and things persist, there is another reason why this happened. Most likely there is another party who’s spreading lies to each friend about the other. So for me this doesn’t just enable me to solve my own problems, it makes me able to solve problems in a company or a group. In fact, this data empowers me to solve pretty much all the things I’ll encounter in my life. This was part of my Consultant Training Levels, for my associate degree program, which follows the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Management and Administration at the Hubbard College of Administration. I can honestly say that it’s the most valuable tool I’ve learned to use in my career education. Jerome Garot