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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Security Requirements for Banks

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 24, 2021 11:46 AM

Every bank insured by the FDIC, and every credit union insured by the NCUA, is required to have a written security plan for each of their offices (the institution's main office and any branches it operates). For banks under the FDIC, developing and administering this plan is the responsibility of the bank's security officer, who is designated by the board of directors. The NCUA does not specify who is responsible for developing security plans for credit unions, but the chairperson of the credit union's board of directors must certify compliance with security requirements annually.

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Employee Well-being

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 19, 2021 10:42 AM

Promoting employee well-being is good for business. Research shows that employees are more productive—and organizations are more profitable—when the well-being of employees is a priority. Though wellness programs can seem taxing and expensive to implement, the pay-off is enormous. Employees are the lifeblood of an organization, so it only makes sense that businesses flourish when workers are at their healthiest.

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Top 10 Scams in the U.S.

Posted by Marco Martinez on Feb 12, 2021 11:43 AM

It is estimated that older Americans lose a staggering $2.9 billion a year to an ever-growing array of financial exploitation schemes and scams. They are being targeted by criminals who want to rob them of their hard-earned retirement savings. They are being exploited by strangers over the telephone, through the mail, and online. Worse yet, far too many seniors may also be targeted by family members or by other people in whom they trust.

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AI Tools for HR Management

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 5, 2021 1:52 PM

Automation emerged as a way to complete repetitive, simple tasks using equipment (rather than human labor). By using automation, companies can (1) save money by hiring fewer employees and (2) utilize current workforces to carry out jobs that cannot be replaced by automation, e.g., entail critical thinking skills. Then came artificial intelligence (AI), which is a field of computer science aimed at performing jobs that do require skills like problem solving, planning, learning, and language processing. Examples include virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

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Multi-Generational Workforce

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jan 29, 2021 11:24 AM

A multi-generational workforce consists of employees spanning multiple generations. Analysts have labeled generations with different names, such as Baby Boomers and Generation Y, and have highlighted characteristics shared by most members of each group. For instance, the Traditionalists are survivors of the Great Depression and World War II and therefore may tend to be more focused on patriotism, teamwork, and rules of order. Managers can better lead their employees by understanding these generational differences.

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In-Demand Jobs for the Future

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jan 22, 2021 12:22 PM

Employers, employees, and job seekers can all benefit from knowing what jobs will be in-demand in the future. Current workers and job seekers can use this information when considering a career change, continuing education opportunities, or a new position. This knowledge also helps employers looking to start a business, expand a company, or search for investors.

Check out our latest infographic to learn more about jobs that are expected to be in-demand in the future.

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Types of Banking

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jan 15, 2021 11:44 AM

Banking facilitates the transfer of wealth in an economy. In its most simple form, rather than having someone carry around all their money, they keep it in a bank. When they need that money, they write a check or use a debit card. This ensures a safe transfer of money from one person to another.

In the United States, we have a dual banking system, meaning that we have banks that are chartered nationally in addition to banks that function under a state charter and regulations.

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