Paul Petrone

Posts by Paul Petrone

  • The key when meeting with a CEO is presenting yourself as a peer, not a subordinate.

    What You Should Do When Meeting with a CEO

    January 6, 2020

    How many times have you met with a CEO? Or, even a high-ranking executive? Probably not too often. But, if you ever do, you should crush it – impressing your CEO is never a bad career move. How do you do that? In his LinkedIn Learning course Selling to Executives, Mike Gamson – a high-ranking executive himself as CEO of Relativity – gave detailed instructions on...

  • Shy people tend to struggle with these skills and it holds them back in their careers.

    The Skills Shy People Struggle With (And How to Learn Them)

    December 30, 2019

    As a shy person myself, I know that shyness can be a disadvantage in the workplace. Shyness can prevent you from speaking up for what you want. Shyness can cause your good work to go unnoticed. Shyness can prevent you from forming key relationships. Shyness, ultimately, can hold you back from becoming the professional you want to be. The good news: it doesn’t...

  • Learn how the government of Dubai is using LinkedIn Learning to scale learning.

    How Dubai Municipality is Using LinkedIn Learning to Scale Their L&D Program

    January 9, 2020

    In 2018, Dubai Municipality – the entity responsible for urban development, public health, parks, recreation, sewage, environmental protections and other key initiatives for the 3 million-person Emirate of Dubai – was in a situation many government agencies can relate to. They knew their employees needed to keep learning new skills to stay up-to-date in a...

  • Want to have executive presence? Here are 10 steps to follow when communicating.

    10 Things to Do When Speaking to Have "Presence"

    December 16, 2019

    What does it mean to have “presence”? It starts with having a clear purpose, John Ullmen said in his LinkedIn Learning course,...

  • Learn how to make a great first impression.

    You Have 7 Seconds to Make a Good First Impression. Here’s ...

    November 25, 2019

    When the first humans roamed this earth, they were mostly non-verbal creatures, with no shared language. Therefore, they had to make...

  • These are toxic words a leader or manager should never say.

    7 Toxic Words to Avoid As a Leader

    November 18, 2019

    Words exchanged between colleagues can land very differently than a conversation between a manager and a direct report.  The words a...