Working Together Articles

  • One key to improving your emotional intelligence is knowing when to switch from your fast-lane brain to your slow-lane brain.

    The Science to Becoming More Emotionally Intelligent

    June 7, 2017

    The human brain thinks in two ways. The first is very fast, based off emotions and intuition, LinkedIn Learning Instructor Gemma Leigh Roberts explained in her course, Developing Your Emotional Intelligence. The second is slow, deliberate and logical. Most of the time, when making decisions, we use the first method. Why? Because it’s faster and because most...

  • There's a massive benefit for employees teaching gratitude to their employees.

    Why (And How) You Should Promote Gratitude at Your Company

    May 12, 2017

    What are you grateful for? Your family? A home? These are the typical go-tos when people discuss gratitude. Pop culture is filled with studies touting the benefits of gratitude for health, happiness and overall well-being. But is it good for business? According to the Harvard Medical School editorial In Praise of Gratitude, gratitude, “helps people feel more...

  • The word "ongoing" is a disastrous word to use when managing a project.

    Why "Ongoing" is the Worst Word in the History of Project Management

    March 22, 2017

    If there’s one word LinkedIn Learning instructor and project manager extraordinaire Chris Croft hates, it’s “ongoing.” In fact, while filming his Project Management Simplified course, he originally refused to say the word aloud, preferring it was just broadcasted on screen. He eventually caved to the video producer, but his point was made – project managers of...

  • These are the skills female leaders posses, and how to learn them.

    The Top Skills of Women Leaders (And How to Learn Them)

    March 6, 2017

    On March 8th, we’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day. An important day at LinkedIn given our vision of connecting all of the...

  • When no one will make a decision at your company, you can try the assert and respond technique.

    What to Do at Work When No One Will Make a Decision

    March 2, 2017

    Have you ever been in this situation at work: you have a pressing decision that needs to be made. You’ve shared it with your boss or...

  • How to have people love you at work, not just like you.

    Forget Finding a Job You Love, Instead…

    February 22, 2017

    Make people love you. At work. Seriously. In a totally platonic, appropriate, work friendly kind of way. Love @ work? That sounds...