Navigating Politics as a Senior Leader

No organization is completely devoid of political intrigue. Whether it’s resource hoarding, manipulative behavior, or unproductive alliance building, office politics affect all employees—and they can distract your organization from getting things done. At the executive level, these behaviors can cause a lack of clarity and collaboration all the way down the chain. Curious about how to navigate these challenging situations in your organization? In this course, join Mike Figliuolo as he shares productive approaches for dealing with political issues at a senior level. Mike covers a variety of common behaviors—from unproductive alliance building to information hoarding—sharing practical techniques for mitigating each issue.

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Defining Your Creative Edge to Promote Your Work

As a designer or illustrator, visually expressing ideas and concepts likely comes naturally to you. But some of the more practical aspects of launching a design business—marketing, networking, posting on social media, defining your brand, and so on—can pose a challenge. Instructor Nicte Cuevas, herself a successful designer and brand strategist, has spent years developing strategies for connecting graphic design work with audiences and leaving a lasting impression. In this course, she shares her knowledge with you. Learn powerful tools and practices that can help you eliminate doubt, define your unique creative edge, develop a brand that’s true to you, and grow and nurture a community that converts into clients.

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Visual Studio Tools for Azure DevOps

DevOps culture has become increasingly more prevalent in modern companies. In response to this trend, Microsoft has developed a suite of modern dev services that support the DevOps workflow: Azure DevOps. In this course, learn how to work with the built-in Azure DevOps tools in the Visual Studio IDE. Instructor Walt Ritscher steps through the full workflow of creating, continuously integrating, and continuously deploying web apps in Azure. Discover how to work with Azure Repos, which provides unlimited, private Git repos for your project; Azure Boards, a hub for project planning and work assignment; and Azure Pipelines, a set of services that automate your builds and deployments.

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AWS Quick Tips for Developers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) boasts over 150 services for everything from storage to machine learning. This course provides helpful, condensed tips for working smarter with some of the most essential services in this popular cloud platform. Instructor Bear Cahill shares bite-sized answers to common questions developers have about AWS. Whether you’re trying to monitor AWS billing, set user policies, or host a web app on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), this course can help by equipping you with insights you can readily apply to keep on task. Each video is self-contained and about one minute long, so you can jump in and get some helpful insights in no time.

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Sanyin Siang on Strategic Mentoring

While the mentorship-apprenticeship model is as old as the trade guilds, one’s ability to mentor plays a deeper role in today’s complex business environment. Strategic mentorship, which emphasizes professional growth through the mentorship of others, is no longer an option, but an imperative for effective leadership. In this course, join Sanyin Siang—the executive director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University—as she explains how to become a strategic mentor in your organization. After highlighting the benefits and potential outcomes of strategic mentoring, Sanyin shares specific tactics for promoting your own personal growth as you develop talent within your organization.

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Dancing On My Own: notes on friendship, Robyn and being alone in Sweden

I made my first friend in Sweden on a walking tour of Uppsala. I overheard her voice and she reminded me of home. By the fourth day of knowing her, we’d shared pints and dinners and a bonded over a twin talent of being able to fall asleep in under a minute. We eventually shared […]

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Should You Contribute to an IRA When You Still Have Student Loans?

When you enter the workforce, one of the trickiest tasks is figuring out how to make sure your take-home pay not only covers your current bills but also your future savings. This is especially true when you have monthly student loan bills. With all those current financial obligations, you may wonder if it’s smart to […]

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Your guide to applying to the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Excellence Scheme (SURE) and why you should apply !

There is no denying that one of the most crucial parts of university experience is getting internship and professional experience during your time at University! And I can say this out of my own experience as over the time after graduating I can realise how my past internships and work experience during my undergraduate degree … Continue reading Your guide to applying to the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Excellence Scheme (SURE) and why you should apply !

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