Working Together Articles

  • 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 world’s professionals to opportunity. Despite incremental progress, data shows that women still face disadvantages in the workplace. While our research evidences improvement over the past eight years, men are still hired at a...

  • 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 your boss’s boss or your boss’s boss’s boss, and yet no direction has been given. You are hungry for decisiveness, as you want to move forward. And yet, the heels drag, the emails remain unreturned and progress is halted. What do...

  • 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...

  • How to deal with a micromanager, a boss who criticizes you and an incompetent boss.

    The 3 Most Common Types of Bad Bosses – And How to Handle...

    February 22, 2017

    As this article shows, there’s no shortage of bad boss stories. And as this article shows, bad bosses really affect the people they...

  • You should ask these three questions in your exit interviews to get truly meaningful feedback.

    3 Questions You Should Ask in Your Exit Interviews

    January 20, 2017

    There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re...