Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Shelley Mitchell

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 6, 2019 9:59 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Shelley Mitchell, a subject matter expert for Skye’s Certificate in Sustainable Management.

Mitchell has an impressive academic background in natural resources management and strategic management. Dr. Mitchell is a professor of Management & Sustainability at Hult International Business School. She has also taught at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and is the former Executive Director of the Seacoast Land Trust. Dr. Mitchell holds a B.A. in Forestry and Natural Resources Management, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.

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New Manager Challenges for Women in Business

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Sep 4, 2019 11:24 AM

New managers should expect a learning-curve when transitioning into a leadership position for the first time. The process of adapting to new responsibilities, goals, and challenges takes persistence and determination, along with support from our peers, mentors, and superiors.

Moving From Peer to Boss

Moving from peer to boss can be challenging because you will need to establish a new relationship with friends who were peers and draw upon the boundaries of that new relationship when making decisions.

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10 Grant Writing Best Practices

Posted by Frank Connolly on Sep 3, 2019 9:35 AM

Successful grant writing offers nonprofits a way to attract outside funding, and it also helps to support the 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. Check out our latest infographic for ten best practices to help you while writing your next grant.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Jim Hannon

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 30, 2019 11:34 AM

Jim Hannon has an extensive background in Agile coaching and project management with diversified experience across the information technology and financial services industries.  He is currently an Agile Coach and Director of the Agile Transformation Office at Fidelity Investments. Hannon is also a subject matter expert for Skye Learning’s Agile Team Challenges and Integrating Agile and Waterfall.

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Why Do Women Have Fewer Mentors

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 28, 2019 10:21 AM

Women are increasingly claiming power in the workplace—but they still aren’t being mentored at the same rate as men. In fact, studies show that women are 54 percent less likely than men to have mentors.

There are two key reasons for this:

1. Men Are Hesitant to Mentor Women 

In many industries, there are still more senior-level men than senior-level women. Unfortunately, 60 percent of male managers report discomfort over mentoring young women, afraid their motives will be questioned—especially in the age of #MeToo and Time’s Up. In fact, this hesitancy has risen 33 percent in the last year.

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Key Moments in the History of HR

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 27, 2019 7:32 AM

With the rapid growth of large-scale businesses during the Industrial Revolution, business owners recognized the need to hire managers to handle employee relations. Thus began the evolution of HR, from Frederick Taylor’s scientific management approach in the late 1800’s to the 20th-century human resources policies that remain in practice today. Check out our latest infographic to learn more about the key moments that shaped HR.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Daniela Heppard

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 23, 2019 1:35 PM

Daniela Heppard is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) and Lead Emergency Management Specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I. She’s also a subject matter expert for Skye’s new course, Introduction to Emergency Management.

Heppard has a long background in emergency management. Her experience began at the state level, working for the Emergency Response Section of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and eventually becoming the department’s sole Emergency Management Specialist. She later transitioned to the federal level at FEMA, assisting in over 30 disasters across the country. Heppard is also a passionate scuba diver, baker, and cook.
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The Double Bind: A Leadership Challenge for Women in Business

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Aug 22, 2019 11:01 AM

Working women are often confronted with double binds caused by gender stereotypes and norms about gender roles, which can hinder women in business from successfully occupying positions of authority. A double bind is a situation in which a person making a decision receives conflicting messages that make it the case that no matter what the person does, they'll be doing something that will be thought of as wrong. The contradictory nature of these situations is not always immediately apparent, so other people may not see the dilemma caused by the double bind. Also, for a dilemma to truly be a double bind, the person making the decision must not have the ability to control the undesirable consequences that each option presents.

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Differences Between Agile and Traditional Project Management

Posted by Dan Picard on Aug 20, 2019 8:55 AM

Project managers have a number of options when considering the use of Agile project management practices. They can adopt an Agile methodology, such as Scrum, and use it "full-strength" throughout the project, or they can take a blended approach and pick-and-choose Agile tools and techniques to incorporate into a traditional project framework. Understanding the differences between an Agile approach and a traditional project management approach can help you decide if Agile should be used for your next project. Check out our latest infographic to learn more.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Israel Kloss

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 15, 2019 8:19 AM

Israel Kloss is Founding Principal of Findable Consulting, Co-Founder of Learn to Earn, and a Business Intelligence Insights Developer at Analog Devices. What’s more, Skye Learning is excited to announce that Kloss is a subject matter expert for Skye’s forthcoming Introduction to Google Analyticscourse.

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