Skills

News and Articles About Skills

The Hidden Power of Mastering the Fundamentals
Personal Improvement

The Hidden Power of Mastering the Fundamentals

Take it from football great Vince Lombardi.
James Clear
Why a Jack-of-All-Trades Is Just the Masterful Talent a Startup Needs
Hiring

Why a Jack-of-All-Trades Is Just the Masterful Talent a Startup Needs

Many companies may be looking for a specialist but perhaps a generalist could fill the bill.
Chelsea Berler
How My Life as an Entrepreneur Shaped My Time in Prison
Entrepreneur Mindset

How My Life as an Entrepreneur Shaped My Time in Prison

What other business owners can learn from how I used my startup skills during the two years I spent behind bars.
Andrew Medal
Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits
Mentoring

Create a Corporate Mentoring Program and You May Reap the Benefits

The benefits of having experienced employees train those with less expertise are many.
Heather R. Huhman
How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest
Practice

How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest

The experts who embrace the idea of deliberate practice continually ask themselves these questions.
James Clear
Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points
Consultants and Advisors

Don't Hire a Consultant Until You've Vetted Them and Considered These 6 Points

Apply the same vigorous checking process you would use for full-time hires.
Rob Biederman
What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap
Hiring Employees

What Tech Companies Are Doing to Bridge the Skills Gap

The shortage of workers trained for jobs in the digital economy and sophisticated manufacturing is costly for companies and vexing for the unemployed.
Jeremy Johnson
Loss of Snow Days May Create the Next Generation of Remote Workers
Remote Workers

Loss of Snow Days May Create the Next Generation of Remote Workers

Students studying at home with tech tools during storms learn important skills. Companies can also encourage working outside the office to avoid lost productivity in inclement weather.
Shannon Belew
7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income
Wealth

7.1 Steps to Create Multiple Streams of Income

Serial entrepreneur Hal Elrod gives his personal formula for achieving greater financial security through diversified revenue sources.
Hal Elrod
The 4 Levels of Competence -- With 2 That Entrepreneurs Must Avoid
Competence

The 4 Levels of Competence -- With 2 That Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

Review these stages of mastery to figure out where you fit in and how to improve to be even better.
Eric T. Wagner
3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business
Freelancers

3 Steps for Getting Over Your Fears of Starting a Freelance Business

Selling your skills directly to customers instead of an employer is scary, until you remember you are already paid for what you know how to do.
Daniel DiPiazza
3 Qualities Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have
Leadership Qualities

3 Qualities Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have

These are the keys to success in small business, but they are important attributes no matter what your endeavor.
Doug and Polly White
Here's How to Get Liam Neeson to Endorse You on LinkedIn (Yes, Really.)
Linkedin

Here's How to Get Liam Neeson to Endorse You on LinkedIn (Yes, Really.)

To promote his new film 'Taken 3,' the actor will endorse one LinkedIn member's 'particular set of skills.'
Laura Entis
7 Ways to Bridge the Boomer-Millennial Gap
Millennials

7 Ways to Bridge the Boomer-Millennial Gap

Managers might encourage more intergenerational cooperation by trying some of these activities.
Todd Berger