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The Career Benefits of Online Education

05/09/2018

Any time the topic of education comes up among my staff it quickly moves to the fact that I, the owner of the company and their employer, went to an online university. Most of my team went to traditional four-year schools and naturally have questions related to the comparable value of an online education. I, as the one holding the degree they like to question, find myself engaging in conversations regarding the frequently overlooked benefits of an online degree.

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Influence: It’s Not Just for Managers!

04/11/2018

Ever identify a need for improvement but think, “That’s above my pay grade,” or “I’m not the boss, who will listen to me”? Org Chart Paralysis often prevents us from stepping in and stepping up. We may not think we have the authority to make change happen. Influence is not just about job title, though, and managers do not have a monopoly on great solutions. With a little creativity and persistence, you can showcase your leadership skills while bringing solutions to the table. That’s a win-win career-building opportunity!

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The Skills Companies Need Most in 2018 - And the Courses to Get Them with Lynda.com

03/16/2018

To capitalize on the opportunities available, using a combination of LinkedIn data and survey results, Lynda.com determined the soft skills companies need most. Next, they provided courses that teach those skills, which are available on Lynda.com. 57% of leaders say soft skills are more important than hard skills. Learning these skills will help you stay ahead of change and make the most of all that opportunity in 2018. The soft skills companies need most – and how to learn them on Lynda.com

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