Dependability and communication are essential traits in team members. When these falter or do not exist, it can lead to a breakdown in group trust. While long-term projects typically support relationship building, short-term projects may not allow the time for personal relationships to grow. However, a commitment to shared goals and to one another allows stronger bonds to develop among team members, no matter the duration of the project.
Companies want to attract, develop, engage, and retain top talent. These employees have or are expected to yield the highest performance (as gauged by reviews, assessments, and other tools). High performers make the most valuable contributions to their companies and often have the following nine characteristics:
Sometimes working remotely means working while surrounded by family members or roommates. Maybe you don't have a private, dedicated workspace that allows you to work with no disruptions. Maybe you continuously find yourself thinking about work even during your time off. Whatever the case may be, your remote work life will benefit from setting boundaries early on.
This week, Skye Learning® is thrilled to spotlight Nicole Mailhot, Chief Business Officer at Dirigo Federal Credit Union (Dirigo FCU), where she has worked for nearly twenty years. Mailhot is responsible for the credit union’s retail operations, including business development, sales, and marketing.
In addition, Mailhot serves as a board member for Dirigo FCU as well as for the Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance (CFTEA). She has a BSBM from the University of Maine. Skye was thrilled to include her expert commentary in the online course Banking Today.
As part of developing their interpersonal skills, project leaders should cultivate strong leadership skills. Project teams need sound leadership from their project leads to complete their objectives. Without robust leadership from the project leader, projects can fail or miss key deadlines.
For some project leaders, delegating tasks is the hardest part of the job. As a project leader, it can be tempting to try to perform all project work yourself (i.e., the "if you want something done right, do it yourself" syndrome) or to micromanage when you delegate work. For better or worse, projects are often far too big for any one person to complete, and delegating work is a project management necessity.
This week, Skye Learning® is featuring Jessica Bollotta, an E-Services Manager at Achieva Credit Union. Bollotta has over 24 years of banking experienced has specialized in Digital Experience/Call Center Management for over 13 years.
Bollotta has formerly worked for The Provident Bank, Federal Savings Bank, Kennebunk Savings Bank, and TD Bank Group in leadership roles ranging from VP to Electronic Banking Officer. She is also serves as a council member for the Center for Financial Training & Education Alliance (CFTEA). Skye was excited to feature Bollotta in the online course Quality Service, available now!
This week, Skye Learning® is spotlighting Bob Cargill, an award-winning copywriter, social media consultant, content marketer, creative director, teacher, public speaker, contractor, freelancer, and subject matter expert. He is also President of the American Marketing Association of Boston.
Formerly, Cargill has been an adjunct professor at Suffolk University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and New England College of Business. He has also worked at various companies as Senior Copywriter, Director of Social Media, Creative Director, and more. Skye was thrilled to feature Bob Cargill in the online course Social Media Marketing.
While education, experience, and certification are important for scoring an interview, a new study by the HR software provider iCIMS finds that recruiters place a higher value on soft skills. From an ability to communicate well to being organized, these intangible qualities can be tough to measure, but they affect everything from productivity to collaboration.
People are recognized as leaders for different reasons, but to be a leader, other people must be willing to follow you. Some people find the power to be leaders from their history of successes or their expertise. Others rely more on their personalities. Some demonstrate strong values or an ability to empathize that makes others willing to follow them. The most common bases of leadership are charisma, expertise, authority, success, commitment, values, and empathy.