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Be the Best Boss: Develop Your High Potential Employees

Mary Walter

Executive coach and Udemy for Business instructor

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May 16, 2019

Why invest time and energy to develop high potential employees? First, this practice provides a talent pipeline at your organization...

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May 14, 2019

When Madalyn Parker sent an email to let her coworkers know she’d be taking the day off to attend to...

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May 2, 2019

The workplace is transforming—new digital technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation tools are rapidly changing the way we work,...

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April 25, 2019

As the workplace becomes increasingly digital, stress at work is on the rise. The 24/7 always-on and real-time notifications of...

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April 23, 2019

In a world where robots may one day drive us to work and fold our laundry, public speaking is one...

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April 16, 2019

How can you help your employees master time management and turbocharge productivity at work? In today’s digitized world of chat...

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April 9, 2019

We live in the age of creativity. A McKinsey study found that up to 73 million people in the US...

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March 28, 2019

50–70% of newly hired managers and executives fail at their new jobs and leave within 18 months. Why is that?...

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March 21, 2019

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, by 2030, the demand for critical soft skills is expected to rise by 26%...

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March 19, 2019

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the secret ingredient for the vast majority of top performers in the workplace. According to research...

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February 21, 2019

Ask a CEO in 2019 what their top concern is, and chances are, they’ll tell you that they need to...

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February 19, 2019

Each month, Udemy for Business adds hundreds of new courses covering the latest technical and professional skills. Here are some...

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January 24, 2019

How do you determine which business skills your employees should be focusing on this year? As routine jobs become more...

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January 15, 2019

We’re well into January, and this time of year is often filled with renewed commitment to goals and the desire...

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January 8, 2019

Happy new year from the Udemy for Business team! With this new year comes new skills that your team can...

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December 20, 2018

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means the atmosphere at your office might be a little chaotic....

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December 5, 2018

To help employees keep up with change and prepare for what’s next, Udemy for Business adds hundreds of new courses...

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November 20, 2018

Here in the US, it’s Thanksgiving week, which means many people are taking some time to feel grateful for what...

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November 15, 2018

There are a number of shifts that are dramatically transforming the way people work. Working from home and dealing with...

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November 1, 2018

Udemy for Business adds hundreds of new courses each month on the latest technical and soft skills to help employees...

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October 2, 2018

To help employees keep up with change and prepare for what’s next, Udemy for Business adds hundreds of new courses...

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September 24, 2018

Successfully driving a digital transformation at your organization requires rethinking your leadership talent. Innovative digital technologies like chatbots and AI...

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September 20, 2018

As the workplace becomes increasingly digital, stress at work is on the rise. The 24/7 always-on and real-time notifications of...

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September 4, 2018

Hiring a new member to your team or business is a significant decision. When you get it right, the benefits...

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September 3, 2018

Negotiation skills are essential in the modern business world, but negotiating is not something that comes naturally to most people....

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August 30, 2018

Employees have always faced pressure to stay up-to-date with the latest skills, but a new report from McKinsey suggests that...

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August 14, 2018

Communication with a customer service professional is often times the only human interaction a customer has with your product or...

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July 31, 2018

According to a Pew survey, 87 percent of Americans believe it will be necessary to develop new skills throughout their...

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April 30, 2018

According to the Manpower Group, nearly 2/3 of businesses rely on training internal talent to address skills gaps rather than...

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April 19, 2018

Soft skills are on the rise, but which soft skills matter the most? We took a look at what 24+...

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April 10, 2018

If you’ve been hearing a lot about millennials in the workforce lately, there’s a good reason: Millennials have been the...

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March 22, 2018

To help your employees keep up with change, Udemy for Business is constantly adding new courses to our library based...

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February 28, 2018

Sales reps often get a bad reputation for spamming people with unwanted messages – a mere 24% of cold outreach...

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December 13, 2017

Companies, particularly fast-growing startups, struggle with the complexity of team dynamics. Humans are complicated. Emotions and personality conflicts disrupt team...

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August 23, 2017

Learning and Development (L&D) can help a company become more agile. Organizations with strong cultures of leadership and learning outperform...

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July 20, 2017

As Millennials managers move up the ranks, they are poised to change the face of the corporate world. According to...

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July 12, 2017

Although many ambitious employees focus on developing their technical skills in their quest for career growth, the reality is, to...

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May 31, 2017

In a recent survey, managers were asked to identify the biggest skills gap individuals face between college and the workplace....

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May 11, 2017

In the world of corporate training, you commonly find “Interpersonal Skills” or “Negotiation” courses that hit the same rudimentary points...

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May 3, 2017

While technical skills shortages are well known in the workforce, companies are also experiencing a gap in soft skills like...

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February 1, 2017

The FiveStars mission is to turn every transaction into a relationship for our merchants. We decided to take the same...

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