By 2020, half of all US workers will be Millennials (born 1981-1996). As Gen-Xers take on the senior management roles left by retiring Baby Boomers, Gen Z — born after 1997 — appears. With four very different generational groups sharing the workplace, what should leaders focus on to be effective today and tomorrow?Read More
Mission statements aren’t just for organizations. Write one for yourself or your team to gain clarity of focus, set expectations and standards of excellence, and ensure everyone is working towards the same goal. Answer these questions to craft a mission statement in 5 minutes:Read More
Let's face it, there’s always chaos at the office. Not enough hours in the day, too many priorities, never ending to-do lists, and colleagues and clients who don't respect your time.Read More
I wrote my first blog post in 2018 – “Our CEO’s Top 10 Books of 2017.” I was thrilled with the comments, book recommendations and even the emails/texts I have received in the past 3 months from people asking me when my Top 10 Books of 2018 blog post would be coming out. As you can see, I have been busy with Lucy! I did find time to read / listen to 47 books in 2018 (more if you include The Pout Pout Fish, Your Baby’s First Words Will Be DADA and a long list of Lucy’s favorites).Read More
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Coaching is a key part of the core responsibilities of an effective manager and leader. Coaching takes practice and constant checking in with yourself and your employee. Here are eight ways to improve your coaching skills in the work environment.Read More
Two common themes that emerge from conversation centered around growth, startups, scale, and business success are culture and leadership. In our panel discussion on Cultivating Thriving Leadership, common themes from everyone centered around the importance of cultivating a thriving culture and developing leaders, while also considering business implications. See some of the top takeaways from our panelists: Katie Hughes | Partner from General Catalyst - "Shared language & frameworks are used to create clarity & fluidity."Read More
We surveyed over 1,000 people about the way they use Office 365. Check out this infographic on how others are using Microsoft tools to enhance productivity. There's still time to contribute and automatically be entered to win $100 Amazon gift card! Take the survey. Winner will be announced during our O365 Free Web Event in December. Details coming soon!Read More
Know what your communication preferences are. Request this quick Assessment to increase your self-awareness and learn about your peers and colleagues’ communication preferences. PLAN A LEARNING EVENT (1 hour): Organize a Lunch & Learn. Invite your team/colleagues to complete the assessment prior to the Lunch & Learn. Ask them to write down their dominant style on a note card of corresponding color to their style (blue, red, yellow, green). Also ask them to bring their scores to the session.Read More
Microsoft’s Office 365 has undergone various updates since first launching in 2011. What started as a simple vehicle for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint web apps has evolved into an incredible stable of web-based productivity tools for everyday use. Here at Learn iT! we are constantly seeking feedback on how our customers are using applications to enhance productivity. This helps us to build programs and services that are more relevant and useful to everyone.Read More