Paul Petrone

Posts by Paul Petrone

  • Learn how to be a great conversationalist by avoiding these questions.

    How to Be a Better Conversationalist: Questions to Avoid

    February 18, 2019

    There is one thing that kills all conversations, before they can even start: social scripts. What’s a social script? They begin with asking questions people have been asked hundreds of times before, which lead to "social script" answers people have recited hundreds of times before. Classic example of a boring question that leads to a social script answer –...

  • See the new courses added to LinkedIn Learning this past week.

    The 29 New Skills You Can Now Learn on LinkedIn Learning

    February 18, 2019

    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 13,000+ course library. And this past week was no different, as we added 29 new courses covering everything from back-end web...

  • These strategies will help you stay positive at work, regardless of how chaotic the world around you becomes.

    How to Stay Positive at Work: 3 Helpful Strategies

    February 11, 2019

    There are a few misconceptions about what it means to be positive at work. The first: positive people see the world through rose-colored glasses instead of how it really is, causing them to overlook problems. Quite the opposite, positive people respond more effectively to problems than negative people do. “Being positive in the workplace does not mean you have...

  • How to be a transformation leader – embody these four characteristics.

    How to Be a Transformational Leader: 4 Things to Do

    February 11, 2019

    It doesn’t matter what your current job is. How long you've been at your organization. Or what your duties are. You have the ability...

  • See the new courses added to LinkedIn Learning this week.

    The 36 New Skills You Can Now Learn on LinkedIn Learning

    February 11, 2019

    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...

  • Learn how to set goals that'll inspire you to do your best work.

    How to Set Goals That'll Inspire You to Do Your Best Work

    February 4, 2019

    The goal of goals, if you will, is to inspire you to do your best work. But, all too often, goals have the opposite effect: they...