Archive for December, 2017

How To Turn Complicated Ideas Into Simple Concepts

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You’re sitting in a conference room with all the big bosses. They’re meeting to discuss the annual budget, and it’s your job to pitch them your case for more money for your team.


The problem?


While you’re quite confident everyone has a vague idea what your department does, you’re not nearly as confident that everyone sees the importance of what you do or the way you do it.

Why? Well, what you do is pretty specific. Maybe so much so that your own friends don’t quite get it.


But even if that’s the case, you’re going to have to learn how to get people on board with your work when you’re looking for a cut of the company’s budget, meeting with someone from a completely different field, or pitching an idea to a client.


Here’s how to do that:

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Sometimes you need to explain the “one thing” that your audience should care about and understand.

5 Behaviors That Can Make You More Successful At Work

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

There’s a lot of discussion about what makes a person successful. Some say it’s the people you know or your network. Others say it’s all about how you organize your day and your priorities. Others say it’s innate personality characteristics.


All of the things listed above are extremely important. And, we wanted to know what really creates true greatness in people—where their work is so good that they win awards for it. 

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Whether you’re trying to figure out how to find success for yourself, or searching for ways to help employees become the best versions of themselves, there are a billion places you can look for insight. However, research shows there are five things anyone can do. And, you can start today.

Five Workplace Issues We’ll Be Talking About In 2018

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

We thought 2016 was a year of turning points. But we had no idea how 2017 would shape up to hold far more moments that affected the workplace, from the current administration’s changing positions on labor policy issues, to whistleblowers sounding the alarm on sexism, racism, and other unfair practices, to the shifting demographics of the workforce itself with the first members of gen Z making their entry into full-time employment.


Here is a look at some of the more significant trends that will continue to dominate the conversation around work in 2018.

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In a year filled with hot-button issues, we look forward to seeing where 2018 will take our workplace conversations.

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