• The upfront close is a great technique when asking for a promotion or a raise.

    Want Something at Work, Like a Promotion or a Raise? Try the Upfront Close

    February 19, 2018

    Is there something at work you are hoping for? Perhaps a raise? A promotion? More time off? There’s a simple technique you can use that'll help you accomplish any of those goals: the upfront close. Brian Ahearn, in his LinkedIn Learning course Persuasive Selling, detailed the technique. It’s simply asking the decision-maker – who, many times, is your boss – what...

  • Here's how and why you should perfect your personal elevator pitch.

    Why You Should Have a Personal Elevator Pitch (And How to Make One)

    February 14, 2018

    Most of the time, whenever we meet someone new, there’s a pleasant exchange of names and perhaps a handshake. And then there’s usually a moment of awkward silence, as somebody searches for something to say. Usually, what’s said next is a generic question or a generic statement, which is met by a generic response. And then the conversation will either last for a...

  • See our new courses now available on LinkedIn Learning.

    The 26 New Skills You Can Now Learn on LinkedIn Learning

    February 13, 2018

    Each week presents a new opportunity for you and your team to learn the skills necessary to take on the next big challenge. And, at LinkedIn Learning, we want to do everything we can to help make that happen. So, each week, we add to our 10,000+ course library. And this past week was no different, as we added 26 new courses covering everything from Java to...

  • Learn from Benjamin Franklin how to make a work enemy into a friend.

    How to Turn an Enemy Into a Friend, According to Ben...

    February 12, 2018

    Bold prediction of the day: there might be someone at work who you don’t get along with. The problem? In your personal life, you can...

  • See how this head of L&D got the most out of his learning and development budget by smartly investing in elearning and digital learning.

    Digital Learning: How to Get the Most Bang for Your...

    February 8, 2018

    Imagine what it would cost to send employees to 101 hours of in classroom training per month. What about 250 courses per month? That’s...

  • Advice from our leadership experts on what you should do if your boss plays favorites.

    Ask the Experts: What Should I Do If My Boss Plays...

    February 7, 2018

    Again this month, we asked our readers the biggest work challenges they're currently facing. And we got back a truckload of responses....