Strategic Planning 101: Craft a Mission Statement

Mission statements aren’t just for organizations. Write one for yourself or your team to gain clarity of focus, set expectations and standards of excellence, and ensure everyone is working towards the same goal. Answer these questions to craft a mission statement in 5 minutes:

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Mary Magellan
Learn iT! CEO's Top 10 Books in 2018

I wrote my first blog post in 2018 – “Our CEO’s Top 10 Books of 2017.” I was thrilled with the comments, book recommendations and even the emails/texts I have received in the past 3 months from people asking me when my Top 10 Books of 2018 blog post would be coming out. As you can see, I have been busy with Lucy! I did find time to read / listen to 47 books in 2018 (more if you include The Pout Pout Fish, Your Baby’s First Words Will Be DADA and a long list of Lucy’s favorites). 

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damon lembi
Six Ways to Build Culture and Leadership at Your Organization

Two common themes that emerge from conversation centered around growth, startups, scale, and business success are culture and leadership. In our panel discussion on Cultivating Thriving Leadership, common themes from everyone centered around the importance of cultivating a thriving culture and developing leaders, while also considering business implications. See some of the top takeaways from our panelists: Katie Hughes | Partner from General Catalyst - "Shared language & frameworks are used to create clarity & fluidity."  

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Exercise: Enhance Communication on Your Team

Know what your communication preferences are. Request this quick Assessment to increase your self-awareness and learn about your peers and colleagues’ communication preferences. PLAN A LEARNING EVENT (1 hour): Organize a Lunch & Learn. Invite your team/colleagues to complete the assessment prior to the Lunch & Learn. Ask them to write down their dominant style on a note card of corresponding color to their style (blue, red, yellow, green). Also ask them to bring their scores to the session.

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How are you using Office 365?

Microsoft’s Office 365 has undergone various updates since first launching in 2011. What started as a simple vehicle for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint web apps has evolved into an incredible stable of web-based productivity tools for everyday use.    Here at Learn iT! we are constantly seeking feedback on how our customers are using applications to enhance productivity. This helps us to build programs and services that are more relevant and useful to everyone.

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