What makes a great leader? While there is no one single answer to that question, there are some things successful leaders have in common. Great leaders are secure in their role and in their ability to do their jobs. They communicate well with their teams and mentor their employees. They make sure they know what […]
About A.J. O'Connell
A.J. O'Connell is a freelance writer specializing in e-learning, training, and sales. She has written for brands including Apollo Education Group, Pipedrive, College for America, Acrobatiq, ProSales Systems, and SchoolKeep. A writer and journalist since 2000, she has published articles and essays in Campus Technology, The Establishment, The Mary Sue, The Next Web, The Billfold, and The Huffington Post.
In an economy filled with rapidly changing technology, continuous learning is vital for both organizations and their employees. It has to be — according to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, the half life of a skill is five years. Employees have to keep on top of their learning to stay relevant, and employers’ traditional […]
Learning and development is in the middle of an exciting transformation. New technology, the changing nature of work, and an influx of millennials into the workplace mean companies have to move away from a training culture — in which companies serve specific training to employees — to a culture of continuous learning. The need to do […]
Artificial intelligence is a term that comes with a lot of baggage, thanks to popular culture. From Asimov to Westworld, machines that act and think like humans are a mainstay in science fiction. In reality, however, there are limits to what artificial intelligence can do: machines don’t make good decisions on their own, and they’re […]
Remember, back in school, when your teacher came up with all your classes’ class material herself? Me neither. Most of us don’t; textbook companies have been developing curricula for decades, rounding up subject matter experts to write textbooks, creating engaging lessons, and putting together graphics that your classroom teacher — or even your school district […]