Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Laura Althoff

Posted by Katie Sica on Aug 8, 2019 2:30 PM

Laura Althoff is a long-time subject matter expert for Skye Learning, appearing primarily in project management courses such as Principles of Scrum and Project Management Team Leadership. Skye is also excited share Althoff’s experiences as a woman leader in the workplace through its forthcoming Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business.

Althoff is a change management and agile coaching consultant with over 20 years of experience leveraging capacity, supporting transformation, and enhancing organizational performance. She is the founder of Althoff Consulting and a Project Management Council Member for MindEdge Learning. She was formerly the Executive Director for Scrum, Inc., and the Director of Account Services at the Wellness Corporation. Throughout her career, Althoff has used creativity, technology, and problem-solving to build and strengthen relationships with various business partners in diverse settings.

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Work-Life Balance Tips for Women in Business

Posted by Jen Conroy on Aug 7, 2019 10:13 AM

Achieving a satisfying work-life balance is a common struggle for professionals across all industries.At the core of work-life balance is the attempt to reconcile the tension between one's professional obligations and the activities that provide personal fulfillment outside of work. Experts agree that the lack of building personal fulfillment activities into one's daily schedule reduces feelings of overall happiness and can negatively impact one's health.

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Advantages of Starting a Nonprofit

Posted by Frank Connolly on Aug 6, 2019 10:12 AM

Starting a nonprofit can be a daunting venture, but don’t let the potential negatives overshadow the positives. There can be many social advantages to starting a nonprofit, including providing a service, protection from personal interests, sustainability, volunteer involvement, and invested employees. There are also financial benefits, including tax exemption, grant support, foundation support, and tax deduction for donors. Check out our latest infographic, which goes into more detail about the social and financial benefits of starting a nonprofit.

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6 Types of Interviews

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 30, 2019 9:33 AM

 

Not all interviews are the same. When evaluating applicants, it's important for members of the interview team to agree on a strategy and to carefully design questions to best accomplish the goals of the evaluation. Sometimes different interview strategies may be employed during the evaluation of a single applicant. Check out these six different interview types and the circumstances in which they might be used.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Rich Maltzman

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 9, 2019 12:06 PM

This week, Skye Learning would like to spotlight Rich Maltzman, PMP®, a subject matter expert who has contributed to numerous Skye courses, including our PMP® Exam Prep Course, CAPM®  Exam Prep Course, and Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Prep Course.

Maltzman is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® with decades of experience in project management. He is the Learning and Professional Advancement Leader at a major telecom supplier and the Co-founder and Principal of EarthPM, LLC. Maltzman also contributed to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide, 4th Edition, and authored the book Green Project Management, published in 2010.

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Negotiating Away the Gender Wage Gap

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 9, 2019 12:01 PM

Most of us have heard this statistic: women earn about 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, known as the raw gender wage gap. When the wage gap is adjusted to account for occupation, hours worked, experience, and more, we still see an adjusted wage gap of about 93 to 95 cents per dollar. So why does the wage gap persist, even when all factors are equal?

Negotiation is a frequent suspect, since most studies suggest that women negotiate less often than men. Even more concerning, women who do negotiate are usually less successful than men. So are men simply better negotiators than women? This doesn’t appear to be the case.

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Common Double Binds Women Face

Posted by Jennifer Ware on Jul 9, 2019 11:20 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, and no matter what the person does, they'll be doing something that will be thought of as wrong.

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7 Differences Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations

Posted by Frank Connolly on Jul 9, 2019 10:04 AM

The most significant difference between nonprofits and for-profit organizations lies in their purpose: nonprofits have a social mission, while for-profits aim to offer products and services that are valuable to consumers and generate revenue. Nonprofits also receive certain tax breaks. Check out these seven key differences between nonprofit and for-profit organizations in our latest infographic.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Julia Campbell

Posted by Katie Sica on Jul 9, 2019 9:24 AM

This week, Skye Learning would like to spotlight Julia Campbell, a subject matter expert whose commentary is featured in numerous Skye courses: Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Modern Marketing, Social Media for Nonprofits, and Principles of Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations.

Campbell is a digital marketing consultant and strategist, as well as the Founder and Principal of J Campbell Social Marketing. She is also a keynote speaker and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. Campbell is passionate about training nonprofits to use digital tools to raise money and awareness for their organizations.

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Body Language Tips for Women in Business

Posted by Jen Conroy on Jul 9, 2019 9:24 AM

At the core of strong leadership is the ability to communicate effectively. And while much focus is placed on verbal communication skills, it is often the nonverbal messages - sent through facial expressions, body movements, and gestures - that have a greater impact.

Understanding how to read and use body language to communicate can help women business leaders, in particular, establish their positions of authority and prevent feeling constrained by gender stereotypes. Certain nonverbal cues can come more naturally than others, but like verbal communication, nonverbal messages can be controlled by the individual.

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