Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Nicole Mailhot

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 16, 2021 1:09 PM

This week, Skye Learning® is thrilled to spotlight Nicole Mailhot, Chief Business Officer at Dirigo Federal Credit Union (Dirigo FCU), where she has worked for nearly twenty years. Mailhot is responsible for the credit union’s retail operations, including business development, sales, and marketing.

In addition, Mailhot serves as a board member for Dirigo FCU as well as for the Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance (CFTEA). She has a BSBM from the University of Maine. Skye was thrilled to include her expert commentary in the online course Banking Today.

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Effective Team Leadership

Posted by Dan Picard on Apr 15, 2021 3:39 PM

As part of developing their interpersonal skills, project leaders should cultivate strong leadership skills. Project teams need sound leadership from their project leads to complete their objectives. Without robust leadership from the project leader, projects can fail or miss key deadlines.

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Effective Delegation

Posted by Dan Picard on Apr 8, 2021 12:52 PM

For some project leaders, delegating tasks is the hardest part of the job. As a project leader, it can be tempting to try to perform all project work yourself (i.e., the "if you want something done right, do it yourself" syndrome) or to micromanage when you delegate work. For better or worse, projects are often far too big for any one person to complete, and delegating work is a project management necessity.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jessica Bollotta

Posted by Katie Sica on Apr 2, 2021 12:37 PM

This week, Skye Learning® is featuring Jessica Bollotta, an E-Services Manager at Achieva Credit Union. Bollotta has over 24 years of banking experienced has specialized in Digital Experience/Call Center Management for over 13 years.

Bollotta has formerly worked for The Provident Bank, Federal Savings Bank, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and TD Bank Group in leadership roles ranging from VP to Electronic Banking Officer. She is also serves as a council member for the Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance (CFTEA). Skye was excited to feature Bollotta in the online course Quality Service, available now!

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Bob Cargill

Posted by Katie Sica on Mar 26, 2021 10:45 AM

This week, Skye Learning® is spotlighting Bob Cargill, an award-winning copywriter, social media consultant, content marketer, creative director, teacher, public speaker, contractor, freelancer, and subject matter expert. He is also President of the American Marketing Association of Boston.

Formerly, Cargill has been an adjunct professor at Suffolk University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and New England College of Business. He has also worked at various companies as Senior Copywriter, Director of Social Media, Creative Director, and more. Skye was thrilled to feature Bob Cargill in the online course Social Media Marketing.

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5 Key Soft Skills Recruiters Look For

Posted by Jen Conroy on Mar 18, 2021 12:36 PM

While education, experience, and certification are important for scoring an interview, a new study by the HR software provider iCIMS finds that recruiters place a higher value on soft skills. From an ability to communicate well to being organized, these intangible qualities can be tough to measure, but they affect everything from productivity to collaboration.

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7 Common Qualities of Leaders

Posted by Christine Vogt on Mar 12, 2021 11:26 AM

People are recognized as leaders for different reasons, but to be a leader, other people must be willing to follow you. Some people find the power to be leaders from their history of successes or their expertise. Others rely more on their personalities. Some demonstrate strong values or an ability to empathize that makes others willing to follow them. The most common bases of leadership are charisma, expertise, authority, success, commitment, values, and empathy.

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5 Ways to Lead Without Authority

Posted by Frank Connolly on Mar 5, 2021 11:39 AM

We are always making a choice, no matter what. Not only is every action you take a choice, but not doing something is also a choice. There is a great quote from Stephen Covey: "Leadership is a choice, not a position."

No matter your role—whether you're a CEO or an intern—you have the choice every day to be a leader. Especially if you're working in a startup, there are countless opportunities to step up and make a 10X impact.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Laurie LaBrie

Posted by Katie Sica on Feb 26, 2021 12:28 PM

This week, Skye Learning® is excited to spotlight Laurie LaBrie, who has been President of Integrated Human Resources for nearly 23 years. Her company functions as an outsourced human resources department, providing a full breadth of HR services to small and medium-sized organizations across the country.

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More Feedback, Please

Posted by Frank Connolly on Feb 25, 2021 2:03 PM

Serious fans of rock and roll will probably know the answer to this trivia question: When they were just starting out, the Irish band now known as U2 went by what one-word name?

The answer, of course, is "Radio X U2 History", a reference to one of the few technical terms that the fledgling rockers knew back then. The name didn’t last long, but the band certainly didand within a few short years millions of fans were enjoying the sound of “Feedback” under their new name.

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