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Learning with Lynda.com: Adopting the Accountability Mindset

Being accountable is more than just being responsible. In addition to prioritizing, setting expectations, staying focused, and overcoming excuses, being accountable is also finding the motivation to do difficult things. Watch this short lynda.com video called “Tap into your motivation” to learn three strategies that will help you identify what drives you and the reasons behind your motivation, so that you can increase your accountability.

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What goals are you currently working towards? What next steps do you need to take in order to increase your accountability?

Learn more great tips in the full course: Holding Yourself Accountable (37m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Be Creative and Focus on the Detail

Did you know that being creative outside of work can make you a happier person on the job? We feel great when we’re making something. And also, we feel great when we finish it. This bite-sized Lynda.com video highlights how the simple act of drawing, singing, or playing an instrument can contribute your happiness and wellbeing.

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How can you add more creativity to your life? What do you want more of? Learn more great tips in the full course: Happiness Tips Weekly (3h 31m).

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Learning with Lynda.com: Remove Hidden Data From Documents

When you share Word documents with others, you may have elements of the document which you would prefer to have removed from the shared file. This bite-sized Lynda.com video from the Word Quick Tips series shows the simple steps you can follow to identify the various components of hidden data within a document and then to remove the elements which you would like to keep private.

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What other simple Word processes have you found useful? Do any appear in the Word Quick Tips course? If so, comment below and we will feature it in an upcoming Learning with Lynda.com post!

Learn more great tips in the full course:
Word Quick Tips (29m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Coaching New Leaders

When a leader starts a new role, they begin to develop their functional skills and leadership skills as they pertain to their new work commitments and the people they lead. As a manager of a new leader, leveraging the leader’s strengths and taking a coach approach supports the new leader to build on their success and ensure a smooth transition. This short Lynda.com video “Coaching and Development” offers strategies for positioning yourself as a coach and focusing on supporting a new leader in developing their unique leadership style.

While this specific course is designed for managers of new leaders, the information could be useful for coaching and supporting the development of existing managers and employees as well.

In addition to coaching, what other avenues of support can help new leaders with a smooth transition in their new roles?

Learn more great tips in the full course: Managing New Managers (20 minutes)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Providing Feedback

Engaging in both positive and improvement feedback conversations in the workplace is an important leadership practice to cultivate. In some situations, giving feedback for improvement can be difficult or challenging, so some people try to avoid it. This short Lynda.com video, “Providing Feedback,” offers a basic feedback model that you can use the next time you need to start a respectful and productive feedback conversation.

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Learn more great tips in the full course: Building High-Performance Teams (2h 23m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: How to Build Team Performance

Are you familiar with the four common qualities of teams? Watch this week’s Learning with Lynda.com video on “Increasing Team Performance” to learn more about teams and discover a strategy for setting teams up for success.

Be sure to download the exercise files attached to the course for a sample framework!

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What are you interested in exploring next on Lynda.com? Comment below and we’ll feature it in an upcoming Learning with Lynda.com post!

Learn more great tips in the full course: Leadership Foundations (1h 24m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Broadcasting Team Successes

The UBC 2016-17 Annual Report was released this week and it highlighted many achievements of the UBC community. The report features many accomplishments and metrics that are cause for celebration. This week’s Learning with Lynda.com features a short video on “Broadcasting Team Successes” which may inspire new ways of celebrating your team’s various achievements and realized goals.

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Learn more great tips in the full course: Motivating and Engaging Employees (1h 50m)

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Learning with Lynda.com: Writing Under a Deadline

It can be a challenge to stay focused when approaching an important deadline. Unnecessary distractions cause frustration, and the completion of projects can be delayed. The short Lynda.com video “How to stay focused on a deadline” offers some useful tips for reducing distractions and creating an environment where you can write and complete other tasks more effectively.

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What other tips have helped you maintain focus while writing under a deadline? Share with your colleagues in the comments below!

Learn more great tips in the full course:  Writing Under A Deadline (33m)

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UBC CLW login to lynda.com experiencing technical difficulties

The UBC CWL authentication for lynda.com is currently experiencing technical difficulties. UBC IT and the lynda.com support team are working to resolve the problem.  Please check back soon.

Update: June 16, 2017: We have resolved the login problem. If you run into any errors when trying to access lynda.com via your UBC login, please contact lynda.support@ubc.ca