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  • March 24, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, loyal roundup readers Kick back and dig into some reading material on how generations are mixing at work, why bosses are tracking employees, and what age people are when they get really good at different things When the Boss Is Half Your Age In today’s workplace, millennials dominate...

  • 4 Things Great Leaders Do In the Face of Dissent

    Risk-taking and innovation don't happen when people are discouraged from questioning the norm Gaining buy-in for new initiatives is crucial to the success of any organization and the responsibility of every CEO That's not the same as achieving universal agreement, however If you're a leader, you'll...

  • Busy Kinesiologist Flexes Her Muscles as Online Instructor

    Annette Reilly Spreads the Healing on Udemy In a world wracked by stress, Annette Reilly wants to offer relief to as many people as possible That’s what drew her to kinesiology and acupressure and, eventually, to teaching on Udemy Annette had always been interested in health and wellness, from as far back as...

  • March 17, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! Udemy has an office in Dublin, which is closed today, but we know they celebrated in proper style yesterday Regardless of where you are, why not raise a pint today too Erin go bragh! Stop Reading Lists of Things Successful People Do Oh yeah, we’ve all fallen for the clickbait Whether...

  • Learning science for the rest of us: Make your content memorable

    Sometimes, the best practices that go into designing a great course apply to other undertakings—and we want to share them with a broader audience In my role as instructor growth manager, I help Udemy instructors make their lectures more engaging, but the same advice applies to anyone giving a talk Whether...

  • Glamour Introduces New Storytelling Course Exclusively on Udemy

    “Everything is material!” says author Liz Egan, who is also books editor at Glamour magazine and instructor of the newly launched Udemy course “Glamour Presents How to Tell Your Story: Master the Basics of Writing Effective Stories”, which aims to help aspiring writers find their voice “Glamour...

  • March 10, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Time for this week’s collection of news and ideas handpicked for your consideration From the elders to the kids: What I wish I’d known Millennials have a way to go before retirement, but they can learn a lot from those who are already there Journalism students were paired with retirees to find out what they...

  • Hirers Need to Rethink Their Reference Checks

    Incompetent bosses come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, chances are you'll encounter one at some point Workplace trends—such as a growing reliance on freelancers and contractors, an increasingly youthful workforce, the relentless demands of data-driven businesses, and the sheer pace of technological...

  • March 3, 2017: Friday news roundup

    This is not a drill: it is already March! We’re not sure where the time has gone, but the news marches on too Five Hidden Ways to Find Out if You’ll Hate Working Somewhere Sometimes receiving a job offer leads to confusion more than celebration You’re not sure if it’s the company for you and wish you could...

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