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The Unseen Foundation of Effective Management: The Importance of Active Listening

Posted by Jenny Holt

May 30, 2017 1:06:00 PM

Many learning practitioners unexpectedly assume leadership roles within their teams. How do you make sure you're up to the task? Guest blogger Jenny Holt recommends you focus on listening. 

63824605_s.jpgFrom the monotone drone of the boardroom presentation that just won’t end, to the co-worker steamrolling your water-cooler story with a personal anecdote, it isn’t difficult to spot a stunted communicator. However, skillful communication is not dictated by one’s propensity to speak and be heard, but rather the ability to mindfully respond to what others say by employing active listening skills. In the case of a virtual training environment in a non-physical classroom, the value of this proficiency is heightened by the presence of mobile learners.  

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Topics: Modern Workplace

Three Project Management Communication Pitfalls to Avoid

Posted by Jenny Holt

May 16, 2017 1:37:31 PM

43950514_s.jpgA good project manager needs to know that they are communicating well with their team - that he/she is hearing them and being heard. It is said that “the greatest enemy of communication is the illusion of it.” For a project manager, effective dialogue with team members is one of the most important skills to possess. Each person has a unique life perspective and an equally unique way of communicating. Add to the mix a team where some or all the members work remotely, and you have quite the project management challenge.
 
To avoid communication challenges, here are three common pitfalls project managers should look out for.
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Topics: Communication

Break Free and Defeat Unemployment by Utilizing Online Training Courses

Posted by Jenny Holt

Apr 27, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Using Training to Combat UnemploymentPerpetual learning embraces the idea that every moment presents an opportunity to create new knowledge or build on existing skills. How do you embrace this approach when faced with a limited budget, and a changing job market? Guest blogger Jenny Holt explores how training courses provide a potential solution. 
 
In the traditional model of education and training, students learn from professors by physically attending classes at specified times. Not only is this quite expensive, but it is also difficult to find customized solutions that allow the unemployed person to see to their job searching and family responsibilities. Fortunately, due to technological advances in education, online training has become a viable option for those who remain unemployed following the Great Recession.
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Topics: Online Training, Online Education

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