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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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Our CEO's Top 10 Books of 2017

To a certain extent, young children emulate and imitate their parents. -Angela Duckworth, “Grit” The picture above is of my dad (the founder of Learn iT!) and I in the summer of 1983. I developed my love of sports, movies, and reading from trying to be just like my dad. I have always been someone who likes to read. At the beginning of 2017, I set a personal goal to read 50 nonfiction books.

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Technology is Great but We Need to Communicate and Collaborate Better with Other Humans

We work with all sorts of technology everyday and when used correctly, it helps us get our work done efficiently and accurately. It seems companies like Microsoft, Google and Apple are relentlessly launching new products and tools for improved collaboration, data analysis and problem-solving but technology does not address the fact that we work in companies and on teams with many other people. The challenge then, is that most of our day we’re working with other colleagues. 

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