Green shoot growing from a pile of rocks
June 20th 2018

An essential component of career growth can be found in one's commitment to continuous learning, also known as professional training and development. If you want to grow in your career, it’s necessary to not only stay current in your field, but have a plan to exceed employer expectations and continuously upskill in order to remain relevant.

An organized desk
June 13th 2018

I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my time-management skills and increase my productivity. In the past I’ve written about how to work smarter, not harder and explored the difference between busyness and productivity. In more than a few blog posts, I have stressed the importance of taking frequent breaks to allow your mind to recharge and improve motivation.

Woman holding light bulb
June 6th 2018

Remaining teachable should be at the top of your personal and professional development goals. What does it mean to remain “teachable”? It means fostering, maintaining and pursuing the desire to listen and learn. By listening and learning, you will grow. Being teachable is not something that you’re born with, it’s not a matter of competence, it is more a matter of attitude. It’s being open to learning, and relearning, throughout your life.

American Flag flying in rememberance of those who have served
May 28th 2018
 

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Improve Productivity
May 23rd 2018

In our quest to get things done, we sometimes confuse busyness with productivity. What is the difference? It’s easier to be busy and more difficult to be productive; as productivity requires focus, strategic thinking and big-picture planning.

Many of us have had the opportunity to work with “busy” people. They constantly rush around, in a mild state of panic, stay late at work, and yet seem to accomplish very little in their week. Conversely, there are those who appear to effortlessly get things done, who always seem to be in control, to have the answer.

Female professional juggling laptop, smart phone, calendar, etc.
May 16th 2018

If you’re anything like me, there are a hundred things vying for your attention online every day. From the moment my eyes open until I log off and head to bed, I’m bombarded with messages, personal emails, work emails, etc. Every day, I try to selectively choose what gets my attention and, particularly when work is crazy, I make sure to build in mini-breaks. During those breaks, I step away from projects and seek out information that will make me think, laugh, and even cry. These breaks improve my productivity as I go back to the task at hand feeling refreshed.

Image of many small lightbulbs leading up to large "idea" lightbulb
May 9th 2018

All of us experience moments where we find ourselves contemplating our life decisions. Sometimes it’s a big event, like a break-up or a health crisis, that pushes us to take a closer look at our life. Other times, it might be a small rumbling in the universe that feels suspiciously like discontent that leads us to wonder if we should be doing something differently.

Whatever leads you to the brink of change, taking the steps to refresh or reset your life can be daunting.

Attractive woman next to laptop
May 2nd 2018

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Our online training courses help individuals and companies learn the skills they need to propel them forward with their personal and professional goals. 

The convenience of online training offers the ability to study anytime, anywhere – from your computer, tablet or phone. Ed4Training’s courses are always available.

Young female adult student working at laptop
April 25th 2018

Christopher Pappas of eLearning Industry recently published an article entitled, “10 Adult Learning Facts and Stats that eLearning Pros Need to Know.”   

Man raising hands in a sign of success
April 18th 2018

Today I found myself doing something annoying. I was pulling together an invoice and had questions about who had been paid this, and how much we’d paid for that. I knew we had the information somewhere in the office, most likely in a file marked “project expenses”. However, I found myself calling out to my assistant and asking her. I reasoned that she would know right where to look and be able to put her hands on the needed documents faster.

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