• These three assumptions make managers less effective.

    3 of the Most Dangerous Assumptions Managers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

    December 18, 2017

    Humans are wired to make decisions quickly. This is evolutionary – when a tiger is attacking you, you don’t have 11 minutes to make a decision. You need to decide, fast. While this can be helpful, it can also lead to assumptions, which lead to mistakes. A classic example is getting scared by the wind when watching a horror movie – your senses are heightened, so...

  • These 21 questions make for a great self-review and help you get to know yourself better.

    21 Questions That Will Help You Determine Your Strengths, Goals and What You Should Learn Next

    December 15, 2017

    Temet nosce. That’s Latin for “know thyself.” And it’s one of the most prevalent messages in philosophies around the world on how to live a successful life. Confucius preached it. Buddha preached it. Socrates preached it. And it certainly applies to your work life as well. The better you know yourself, the easier time you’ll have maximizing your potential and...

  • Our experts Lisa and Elizabeth McLeod explain how to deal with office gossip, how to deal with a negative boss and how to deal with a boss who misses deadlines.

    Ask the Experts: How to Deal with Office Gossip (With Video)

    December 14, 2017

    Recently, we asked our followers on the LinkedIn Learning Facebook page the biggest work challenge they're currently facing. And we got back a lot of great responses. Here are three of the most popular responses (edited slightly for length and grammar), followed by our advice on how to overcome them: 1. How do I deal with office gossip? -Dual M. The simple...

  • Google Calendar just got an upgrade to it's UI. Here are three reasons why it's better.

    Here Are 3 Reasons to Love the Google Calendar Upgrade

    December 14, 2017

    This past October, Google quietly updated user interface of Calendar, which had been sporting the same dated look for about 11 years....

  • Here are best practices for screen recording with your iPhone and other Apple devices.

    Best Practices for Screen Recording on Your iPhone

    December 14, 2017

    If you use an iPhone, you probably know how to send somebody a picture of your screen. But, what’s better than a picture? Video, of...

  • These are rock-solid openers you can use to start your next presentation.

    How to Start a Presentation in a Way That'll Immediately...

    December 13, 2017

    When I went to journalism school, probably 50 percent of our time was dedicated to ledes (that’s journalism-speak for the first line...