What are the most valuable skills in today’s workplace? Jackie Fernandes, director of IT compliance and data privacy officer for a major biotechnology company, says that emotional intelligence (EI) should be near the top of the list. Without sufficient EI, she says, workers won’t have the empathy, self-awareness, and communications skills needed to excel on the job. Fernandes makes the case in our latest Skye Learning video.
Communication is an integral part of business. However, we often focus on how to communicate verbally and forget to address nonverbal communication skills, including listening. Learning how to be an active listener can help you impart empathy and fairness in your professional and personal relationships. Improve your active listening skills with these four tips.
Today, companies understand that in order to stay relevant and be successful, they must continually innovate. Companies can hire innovative individuals, but they can also inspire innovation from within. Our latest infographic covers the six “i’s” of innovation and highlights ways to foster innovation in the workplace.
Can people learn to be more innovative? Chris Colbert, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs, believes they can. In our latest Skye Learning video, Colbert argues that the key to being innovative is having the courage to embrace new ideas.
Communication comes in different forms. The most basic form of communication is the spoken word, but we communicate with unspoken messages all the time. We often use body language, which is a nonverbal form of communication. Our posture, eye contact, and hand gestures are all forms of body language. Our latest infographic covers five tips that can help you improve your body language.
All managers strive for a high-performing workforce. But without motivation, it can be difficult to get that level of commitment or excitement from staff. Our latest infographic highlights Jon Katzenbach’s Five Motivational Paths and provides real-world examples to help you discern which path might be most effective for your workforce.
Becoming a lifelong learner isn’t just good for the mind and soul. It’s good for your career as well: adding “Lifelong Learner” to your résumé will help you stand out from the competition. Watch our video to learn the five steps that will put you on the path to lifelong learning.
When someone types your name into an online search engine, what will they find? Your social media profiles--which might include your professional accomplishments, awards, charitable activities, and more--all contribute to your personal brand. Carefully marketing yourself online allows you to showcase your personality and highlight the skills and experience you have to offer. Don’t make the mistake of neglecting your online image. Answer the four branding questions to help identify and define your personal brand.
Yesterday, my three-year-old daughter didn’t know how to draw a tree. But today, she does. Yesterday, my 15-year old nephew didn’t know how to simplify an algebraic expression. But today - thanks to his high school math teacher - he does.
We all begin learning the moment we are born.