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New platform aims to help you meet your data science needs

Adi Gaskell | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Adi Gaskell

Making data based decisions makes instinctive sense, and evidence is mounting that it makes strong commercial sense too. For instance, the McKinsey G...

10 Mindset Checks Before You Start A New Business

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.27.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Making the decision to start your own business is a major commitment, with huge implications for skills and lifestyle. Yet there is no standardized te...

Shift Happens - Job Ready Hire

Jamai Blivin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
Jamai Blivin

"Shift Happens" was the theme of the Close It Summit held in Dallas, Texas just a few weeks before the election, without knowledge that a big shift in...

4 Surprising Reasons Introverts Attract Toxic People (And How to Fix Them)

Ann Davis | Posted 11.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Davis

"Boundaries are a part of self-care--they are healthy, normal and necessary." --Doreen Virtue Does it surprise you that you're surrounded by toxic p...

10 Skills That Are SUREFIRE Ways To Increase Your Value To Your Company

Bob Lotich | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Bob Lotich

Employers are increasingly looking for certain skills that will benefit their organization. Though the list of skills is practically unlimited, ther...

How adept are you at managing talent risk?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

It's rare for a day to go by without some organization or other bemoaning the difficulties they have in attracting the kind of talent they need to thr...

3 Opportunities to Turn Skills and Spare Time into Extra Money

Ahmad Raza | Posted 10.11.2016 | Business
Ahmad Raza

I have yet to meet someone that would refuse extra money. Whether it's a raise at work, lottery winnings or a $100 bill laying on the side of the road. But, it's hard to control those things. Sure, you could work harder at your job, play the lottery and go on more walks.

The Global Search For Education: What Character?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an increasingly complex world, society is rediscovering the importance of teaching character qualities or "how one behaves and engages in the world."

Are You Listening?

prataap patrose | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
prataap patrose

We have all become good at communicating out but not communicating in. We want to be heard but we are not able or willing to hear.

The Grand Canyon

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

Sometimes when we are trying to communicate with another person it can feel like crossing the Grand Canyon. There can be a huge chasm between the message we are intending to send and the message that is actually received. We can even tell someone while delivering our intended message that we aren't criticizing them, or that we aren't trying to hurt their feelings, but they still end up hurt and feeling criticized.

Muscle Memory -- It's In Your Head, Not Your Limbs

Richard E. Cytowic | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard E. Cytowic

If only we could jack in our brains and download new knowledge and skills the way The Matrix films depict. But learning -- whether historical facts, m...

Women in Business Q&A: Kelli List Wells, Executive Director for Global Education and Skills, GE Foundation

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kelli List Wells Kelli List Wells is the Executive Director for Global Education and Skills at the GE Foundation in Fairfield, CT. Her portfolio foc...

How To Juggle Multiple Jobs (And How To Enjoy It!)

John Rampton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Whether out of necessity or out of desire, people are working more jobs than ever. Millennials are leading this trend but older generations are doing this as well.

5 Things Every College Freshman Should Know

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.14.2016 | College
Lauren Galley

1. Time Is Money College is basically high school on steroids when it comes to managing your time. The first thing you should do after being accepted ...

Embracing the College-Isn't-For-Everyone Movement

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 07.21.2016 | Education
Nicholas Wyman

While it's true that certain jobs require a degree, you might be surprised to find that the almighty degree is not the first priority for many hiring managers. In fact, many jobs don't even require a college degree at all.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

Jeff Ray | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
Jeff Ray

There are those who look at the Digital Revolution and question just how much longer it can continue. The truth of the matter is that we are only just beginning.

Who Are You Calling Soft? The Value Of Soft Skills In A Tech-Obsessed Economy

Dennis Yang | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Dennis Yang

For a while, the tech skills gap has dominated the conversation around the needs of the 21st century workplace. As globalization and labor automation ...

How to Improve Your Skills By One Billion Percent

Ayodeji Awosika | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayodeji Awosika

I'm doing my best to stay on the path to mastering my skills. I've only been writing for about a year. The thought of what it requires to become great makes me have second thoughts about trying--almost every day. But I keep going. Why? Because I love it. To know what I want to do with my life and to avoid it is sinful.

Launching a New Career After 40, 50, 60 and Beyond

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 05.10.2017 | Education
Nicholas Wyman

Anyone who thinks they're too far along on their career path, or that's it's too late in life for them to seize the opportunities of a skills-based career, should be inspired by others; including many retirees or late-career professionals who have decided to take their lives in new directions.

How to Learn Anything Online, Including Programming

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 05.09.2017 | Technology
Tomas Laurinavicius

If you want to learn something, you'll find a way, and on the other hand, if you don't want to learn, even the best university or teacher won't be able to put knowledge into your head.

An Open Letter on Personal Branding to Those Just Starting Their Career

Kristi Russo | Posted 05.04.2017 | Business
Kristi Russo

Personal branding is a major buzzword these days. It's been construed to cover a plethora of topics and can be misleading to some. But you have to be careful whom you listen to; personal branding is not meant to pigeonhole anyone. Especially those just starting out!

Goodwill Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.02.2017 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Most people know Goodwill as the community place to bring used clothing and wares to be sold in stores and online. What you may not know is that Goodw...

Why to List Diabetes Management on Your Resume

Brett Griswold | Posted 04.28.2017 | Business
Brett Griswold

This is your opportunity to explain how living with diabetes has taught you discipline, how to prepare your mind and body to be a top performer, how to overcome challenges and adversity, how you have learned to be a forward thinking creative problem solver.

For Greater Employee Productivity, Cultivate Leadership

Kathleen Schafer | Posted 04.27.2017 | Business
Kathleen Schafer

Leadership, like relationships, is messy. If training could manufacture leadership, the billions spent on it would show different results. But when a company has a sound approach, based on unleashing the authentic leadership of each individual, change occurs and everyone benefits.

The Genius of Play

Rachel Reed | Posted 04.13.2017 | Parents
Rachel Reed

The amount of time that children spend in unstructured free play today has declined drastically. Common reasons for the decline include safety concerns, and increasing time spent in school.