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Skills Articles

   Expanding your "tools" of Personal,
   Transferable and Work-Related Skills are
   a safe bet for nearly any worker today.

   Employers may not accept free classes but
   there is a precedent that they should if the
   quality of the instruction is appropriate. 

      |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                                                                                                                                                 07/08/2017 
   There are good reasons it's easy to find lousy managers in virtually every industry and
It is no surprise that nearly every working person has one Bad Boss story ready
   to share, if not a collection of them. 
New managers typically receive little to no training in
   "people management," although it is the crux of their job.


    5 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills  |  EI-Hub.com, Harvey Deutschendorf                                06/15/2017
    We tend to pay a great deal of attention to our ability to speak.  From Toastmasters to an
    unlimited amount of courses, workshops and training available we receive the message that
    speaking, especially public speaking, is a highly desirable, sought after skill.  Public speaking
    is considered to be an essential ability for those who desire to advance their career in business
    and politics. In all the noise concerning the importance of speaking, listening is virtually
    ignored.  Yet it can be argued that listening is every bit as important as speaking.  Everyone
    desires to be heard and understood and we reward people who provide us with those
    opportunities with our trust and loyalty.