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  • April 28, 2017: Friday news roundup

    And just like that, it’s Friday again Read today’s roundup and learn about goal-setting, the value of a college diploma, the limits of automation, ways to stay productive during your commute, and a juicy peek inside a pricey kitchen appliance What Separates Goals We Achieve from Goals We Don’t Remember...

  • Remote Workers Shouldn’t Feel Removed From Company Culture

    Building a tightly knit team across locations improves productivity and business outcomes Having employees in decentralized locations--whether by choice or necessity--is one of those blessings/curses made possible by modern technology It's a boon for flexibility and freedom but can also make it harder to...

  • This Is the Best Time to Make Your To-Do List

    We're all wired a little differently, so no morning routine is going to work for everyone If you want to be effective in the morning, the most important thing is to recognize your patterns and manage your time accordingly I find my mental clarity is sharpest the first thing in the morning I capitalize on that to do...

  • April 21, 2017: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday, folks! Hope everyone had a great week Check out this week’s bevy of thought-provoking articles, including why you need to find more quiet time for yourself and why you should probably talk to your coworkers in person What the Gig Economy Looks Like Around the World The so-called gig economy...

  • 4 Ways to Ensure Employee Success From Day One

    You're never going to have a better shot at engaging employees than on their very first day Starting a new job is equal parts stressful and exciting New hires are anxious to make a great first impression, and their new teammates are anxious for them to hit the ground running and become part of the...

  • April 14, 2017: Friday news roundup

    Welcome to the weekend! Here’s wishing everyone a happy Passover, Easter, or other springtime celebration, although in the US, you may be spending the next couple of days doing your taxes too… How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer If you’re lucky enough to find yourself mulling over a...

  • April 7, 2017: Friday news roundup

    The roundup was on vacation last week, but we’re back and raring to go, with a backlog of news and ideas to get you thinking and talking Before we dive in, a quick heads-up that you can read about the most recent Udemy for Business People Innovators event over at their blog They got a huge turnout to discuss...

  • This Is the No. 1 Soft Skill You Need to Develop

    It can't be replaced by automation It's been heartening to see heightened interest in soft skills in response to rising automation and the shrinking half-life of hard or technical skills I'm among those who believe soft skills and continuous learning will be what lift some careers while others...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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