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Learning with Lynda.com: The importance of professional empathy

When managing or collaborating with teams, you can sometimes run into challenges on how to best work together.

In this week’s Learning with Lynda, we take a look at the importance of professional empathy. When there is an emphasis on building solid, professional relationships, team members are happier and empathy thrives. By focusing on being empathetic at work, you can take steps to improve collaboration by understanding and engaging with your colleagues.

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Learn more in the full course: Communicating with Empathy.

About the presenter: Sharon Steed is a corporate empathy and communications consultant as well as an international keynote speaker. A lifelong stutterer, she uses her speech impediment to teach both what empathy is, and how to be empathetic. Her corporate empathy practice teaches organizations how to build a collaborative culture using principles of empathy.

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Learning with Lynda.com: Replace to-do lists with a schedule

Are you aiming to improve your time management abilities in 2019? If so, creating a to-do list may be one strategy you’re planning to implement. The challenge with to-do lists is that they tend to grow endlessly which often leads to a sense of overwhelm and doesn’t support actually completing the items on the list. Instead of depending on to-do lists, this short Lynda.com video encourages the adoption of time budgets to capture the items you need to complete and when you will accomplish them. Watch “Replace to-do lists with a schedule” to learn the steps for implementing a successful time budget.

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What is your favourite time management strategy? Share it in the comments below!

Learn more great tips in the full course: Time Management Tips Weekly (a series of three- to five-minute video clips)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Play with Perspective

Has Thrive Week inspired you to explore different ways to enhance your resiliency? This Learning with Lynda.com feature highlights one of the most powerful tools you can access if you’d like to boost your resilience. Playing with your perspective helps to develop a growth mindset and adapt your way of thinking to see opportunities for learning. Watch “Play with perspective” to learn about three focus areas which can help you thrive.

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What resiliency practice do you find most helpful? Share it in the comments below!

Learn more great tips on in the full course: Enhancing Resilience  (54m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Top 10 tips for virtual meetings

Gone are the days when meetings were exclusively in-person events. More often they are becoming virtual, whether by phone conference or video conference, to accommodate busy schedules and diverse work locations. Given the different dynamics and technology capabilities which exist in virtual meetings, it’s valuable to consider ways of enhancing the experience and ensuring that each attendee is engaged and able to contribute. In the Lynda.com video “Top 10 tips for virtual meetings”, you will learn both technical and facilitation strategies which will help ensure that your next virtual meeting is productive and engaging.

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Which of the top 10 strategies featured will you implement in your next virtual meeting? Is there a strategy you would add to the list? If so, add it in the comments below!

Learn more great tips on in the full course: Common Meeting Problems (54m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Helping UBC’s student employees succeed in the workplace

UBC strives to provides meaningful work experiences on campus that offer the opportunity for current UBC students to develop professional skills and learn in a work environment.  This short Lynda.com video “Managing a younger employee”  highlights three common challenges managers face when supervising younger workers and provides practical steps you can take to support student workers and other younger employees on your team.

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How might you adapt your working style to bring out the best in your student employees?

Learn more great tips on in the full course: Managing a Multigenerational Workforce (56m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Enhance Your Writing with Four Essential Edits

Would you like to discover ways to create writing that is purposeful, concise, and pleasurable to read? In the short lynda.com video “Proof the secret sauce works”, Shani Raja, former editor for the Wall Street Journal, shares insights and techniques to transform even the most basic of sentences to exceptional writing.

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What will you be writing next? Which of the four “ingredients” shared in the video could you focus on?

Learn more great tips in the full course:  Writing with Flair: How to Become an Exceptional Writer (5h 8m)

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