10 Tips for Building a Positive Team Environment

Posted by Dan Picard on May 21, 2019 10:04 AM

Once you’ve assembled your team, it’s important to focus on building a positive team environment. As a project manager, you will be responsible for dealing with both the good and the bad. Positive team morale can eliminate project setbacks, issues, and miscommunication. Check out our latest infographic which covers ten tips for building a positive team environment.

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What, Exactly, Does an Emergency Manager Do?

Posted by Katie Joy on May 17, 2019 9:00 AM

They collaborate, they coordinate, and they multi-task: Emergency managers are the people on the spot in times of public crisis. It's their job to support the first responders and handle all the complex logistics involved in keeping people safe when danger strikes. Roderick Fraser, president of Professional Leadership and Management LLC and former Boston Fire Commissioner, explains in our latest Skye Learning video.

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Course Spotlight: Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.

Posted by Katie Joy on May 15, 2019 10:49 AM

Emergency managers are in high demand. Climate change has increased the rate of forest fires, hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Domestic and international terrorism are growing threats. The public, private, and nonprofit sectors are facing escalating pressures from the public and the government to prevent emergencies. These agencies are increasingly developing and investing in emergency management programs to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

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7 Tips for an Effective Marketing Strategy

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 14, 2019 10:00 AM

Creating an effective marketing strategy requires more than just putting together a plan. Evaluating your existing marketing efforts, setting clear goals, and establishing meaningful KPIs are just some of the things that you need to keep in mind. To learn more about how to develop an effective marketing strategy, check out the seven tips in our latest infographic.

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Blockchain: It’s More Than Just Bitcoin

Posted by Sonia Lelii on May 9, 2019 1:10 PM

A lot of people hear the word ”blockchain” and immediately think of “Bitcoin.” Truth be told, blockchain is more than just the technology powering today’s cryptocurrencies. It’s a decentralized, globally distributed ledger system that is streamlining the transfer of data, assets, and value between parties. Our latest Skye Learning video will tell you what you need to know.

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6 Tips for Managing Speaking Anxiety

Posted by Jen Conroy on May 8, 2019 8:00 AM

For so many of us, speaking in front of an audience can be an anxiety-inducing experience. First come the physical symptoms: excessive perspiration, blurred vision, dry mouth, rapid heartbeat, and trembling hands and knees. Then, the mental effects--including confusion and mental blocking--make their appearance, making it difficult to focus and articulate our thoughts.

Fortunately, there are a number of effective techniques to deal with the common symptoms of anxiety and nervousness caused by giving an oral presentation.

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6 Stages of Grant Writing

Posted by Frank Connolly on May 7, 2019 10:25 AM

Successful grant writing not only offers nonprofits a way to attract outside funding, but it also helps support an organization's vision and goals. Strategic grant writing looks to align identified needs of the nonprofit (and its clients) with funding sources, whether foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals. Learn more about the six stages of grant writing in our latest infographic.

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Differences between Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Posted by Jeff Flanders on Apr 30, 2019 10:15 AM

There is a difference between being an entrepreneur and running and owning a small business. While it is true that most successful businesses start small, the approach that an entrepreneur takes differs from that of a small business owner.

The following infographic summarizes some of those key differences.

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The Robots Are Coming -- How Nervous Are You?

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Apr 26, 2019 1:41 PM

MindEdge and Skye Learning’s Second Annual Future of Work survey found that more and more businesses are adopting robotics and advanced automation, leading to fears of significant job losses in the future. But the people-on-the-street that we talked to don't seem all that worried about their own jobs. Should they be? Check out our latest Skye Learning video.

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Networking: It’s an Essential Skill

Posted by Frank Connolly on Apr 25, 2019 2:35 PM

There’s no escaping the fact – in today’s business world, networking is an absolutely essential skill. But is there a secret to effective networking? Chris Colbert, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs and a world-class networker, says successful networking consists of two key ingredients: courage and content. Check out our latest Skye Learning video to find out more.

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