Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: CL Tian

Posted by Katie Sica on Oct 4, 2019 10:27 AM

This week, Skye Learning is spotlighting CL Tian, a subject matter expert who appears in Skye’s Conversion Rate Optimization and Digital Marketing Strategy courses.

CL Tian is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship who focuses on strategy, technology, and design for early- and growth-stage companies. She is also the founder of PINKOA, a Boston-based digital marketing firm. PINKOA helps its customers achieve their business growth goals and adapt to the latest consumer behavior using the most relevant cross-channel, multi-channel, and touch-point digital marketing strategies.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Amanda Chase

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 30, 2019 9:50 AM

Amanda Chase is a Senior Business Analyst, Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), and Six Sigma Green Belt with a master’s degree in project management. Skye Learning was thrilled to include Chase’s expert insight in its new course, Introduction to Business Analysis, launching soon on Skye!

Chase has over ten years of analysis and project management experience. She has worked “smack dab” in the middle of operations for various industries, participating on teams and initiatives from a wide range of sizes alongside subject matter experts from both IT and business.

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10 Essential Negotiation Skills

Posted by Frank Connolly on Sep 24, 2019 9:53 AM

People disagree; it's simply human nature. But learning how to settle disagreements does not come naturally to everyone. 

There are multiple avenues available to people who are seeking to settle a dispute or conflict. According to the American Bar Association, there are 22 different methods of dispute resolution commonly in use. The ABA's number may seem higher than what many other authorities cite because it includes several legal methods and strategies that would typically be grouped together under the single heading of "Sue the Bastards!"

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Is Blockchain Voting the Future? Follow My Vote’s Adam Ernest Weighs In

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 19, 2019 9:45 AM

Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s gaining traction around the world–but many people still don’t understand what blockchain is, what it can do, or what its true implications are for the future. Is Bitcoin the same thing as blockchain? Is blockchain secure and reliable? What is the purpose of blockchain? How will blockchain impact supply chains, healthcare, the government, and more? These are some of the many questions investigated within Skye Learning's new course, A Manager’s Guide to Blockchain

Adam Ernest is a subject matter expert for Skye’s blockchain course who brings a wealth of information and visionary leadership to the course. Ernest is the Director of Operations at Vital Digital Group as well as the Founder and CEO of Follow My Vote, an end-to-end verifiable, open-source, blockchain-based voting software development firm.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practices

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Sep 17, 2019 10:15 AM

As corporate social responsibility (CSR) gains widespread currency in the business world, corporate leaders are under increasing pressure to make socially responsible decisions on behalf of their companies. These decisions must adhere to legal requirements while also maximizing profits. 

Enlightened senior management perceives CSR not as a burden but as an opportunity. Yes, social responsibility exacts demands on companies that commit themselves to it, but it also introduces chances for businesses to build social value. Not all corporate good deeds get rewarded by the marketplace. That being said, companies that undertake a thoughtful approach to CSR are more likely to increase their value while creating positive outcomes for society at large.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Nathaniel Ward

Posted by Katie Sica on Sep 13, 2019 9:58 AM

Nathaniel Ward is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), an Adjunct Professor of international business at Cleveland State University, and the Director of Cleveland State University’s Export Assistance Network. Skye is excited to announce that Ward is also a subject matter expert for its Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep course.

Ward has an MBA in international business management and calls himself a “walking Wikipedia” for evaluating new markets, from Japan to Brazil to Scandinavia. Ward is well-versed in trade risk mitigation, export laws and compliance, financial management, and more. With his CGBP certification and significant experience in the field of global business, Ward’s insight will help learners prepare to pass the CGBP exam.

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Kotter’s 8-Stage Change Management Process

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Sep 10, 2019 10:07 AM

Managers are often called upon to handle change in their organizations. Some changes are small and do not require much of a manager. But many are significant, requiring a strong leader to orchestrate the details. Whether it be handling new products, new technologies, new people, or new departmental missions, managers must be able to deal with change in an efficient and non-disruptive way.

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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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