Author: Anna Taylor

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How to Make SMART Goals For Your Team

Goal-setting is often the key to success and productivity but sometimes it’s hard to tell when goals are realistic and reachable, both for a company and individuals. Setting goals and objectives that are unrealistic, too vague, or for teams that are unable to work together is a waste of time and can actually hurt morale.… Read more »

The Importance of Visuals in eLearning

The world is made up of many different learners. To reach and help as many of these learners succeed as possible you need to be able to mix teaching methods in a logical and dynamic way. Those who learn best by listening, reading, watching, or through visual cues need to be able to understand the… Read more »

Judging a Job by Its Title

Job titles are important, and especially to the person wearing (or applying for) the title. And this is exactly why it’s critical for hiring managers to consider the position’s needs and the type of person they want to hire. There are two players in the job search: the job seekers and the companies recruiting. If… Read more »

Feedback: Giving and Receiving Tough Criticism

Feedback is a response to someone’s behavior or work that can be formal or informal. It can come from an employee review or the need to address an issue. Positive feedback is always welcomed, but often times negative feedback is incredibly difficult for both the person who has to give it and the one who… Read more »

Why You Should be Using Twitter as a Learning Tool

How do we learn? Who do we learn from? As humans, the easiest way for us to learn is from experience, and the more practical way for us to learn is from each other. Luckily social media has made it easier than ever for us to communicate and teach each other with ease. Twitter is starting… Read more »

Are You Always Out of Time?

We live in a world of limited resources, and the most limited of resources is time. Easily wasted and impossible to get back, time is the only resource required for every aspect of your life. February is Time Management Month, so we’re doing a lot of thinking about we manage our time! Unfortunately time management isn’t… Read more »

How Do You Know When It's Time to Fire Someone?

If you’re in a position of power, it’s likely the dreaded day will come where you have to fire someone. It is one of the most difficult leadership responsibilities, but it has to be done. The act of firing someone is hard enough, but how do you know when it’s time? How do you know… Read more »

Learn a New Skill: Why You Need to Learn Adobe Photoshop

If you’re a designer, marketer, visual communications employee, or work any type of creative job Adobe Photoshop skills are a must. Sometimes these apparently specialized skills come in handy at the most unexpected times. That is, those of you out there working in leadership, support, sales, development, and maybe even accounting (I admit this one is… Read more »

Learn a New Skill: Data, Knowledge, Google Analytics, and You

There is something every web-based business, blog, and website is learning to live by: Google Analytics. If you don’t already know why you need web analytics, what Google Adwords offers, or have access to the information Google Analytics offers, you are already behind. Not having access to these tools is a little bit like shooting… Read more »