Aug 03, 2018
Setting Students up for Success: Don’t Just Teach them Content—Teach Them How to Talk about What They Know
Have you ever sat through a lecture or had a conversation with someone who was a renowned expert in their field and come away feeling like you hadn’t understood a word? This person may be able to understand complex concepts and produce amazing results, from powerful software applications to beautiful advertisements to sleek investor presentations, but if they don’t know how to communicate their expertise in a way that helps their audience get on board, they’ll soon find all that knowledge can only take them so far.
Aug 01, 2018
One of the chief concerns learning and development leaders face in rolling out talent development programs—whether they’re weekend retreats, day-long seminars, or online courses—is finding a way to show employees their value. Often, the team members who are asked to participate in trainings view them as timewasters that take them away from more pressing commitments. And when employees resent being there, they resent the program and resist the learning.
Jul 25, 2018
In recent months, the buzz about diversity and inclusion in the workplace has grown to a roar, with more and more research and thought leadership being published on the subject and more and more leaders making a commitment to inclusion.
Jul 18, 2018
Go to YouTube, and pick a video of someone giving a speech. Watch it without any volume. You won’t catch the specifics of what she’s talking about, but can you tell how she feels? Is this a somber event or a celebration? Is the speaker nervous or confident? Does she seem like a capable leader?
You probably had definitive answers for each of those questions. So how is it that you could glean so much about the speaker and the event without hearing a word that was spoken?
Jul 02, 2018BY Emily Kaiser
Some of the questions we’re asked most frequently here at Quantified are about the differences in the way men and women should communicate if they want to be perceived as respectable, authoritative leaders. After all, it’s incredible just how often we see women in leadership positions being criticized (or praised, sure, but more often criticized) not for their message, itself, but for the way they deliver it.
Jun 25, 2018
Soft skills. People skills. Emotional intelligence. These are buzzwords we hear every day. They’re the qualities we should aspire to as professionals and leaders if we want to be successful at inspiring others, elevating our brands, and improving our companies’ bottom lines. But when it comes to defining these skills—not to mention developing them—we have a harder time being concrete. We tend to attribute great people skills to the luck of the draw. Some people are just born with them.
Jun 20, 2018
The use of technology in the classroom has traditionally been a touchy subject. Do kids really need to learn from behind screens, with Facebook, Pinterest, and any number of distractions just a click away? But, in grade school and high school classrooms at least, we’re starting to see a shift in mind-set: these days, teachers are starting to see technology (when used appropriately) as an effective tool to personalize learning and increase engagement.
Jun 14, 2018
Students preparing to finish their education—whether that means an undergraduate or graduate degree—have one thing in common: they’re focused on starting off their careers. And for the higher-ed institutes, the goal should be the same: ensuring students are prepared to launch successful careers after they leave the university.
Jun 05, 2018
Every technological revolution—from the the wheel to the Industrial Revolution to personal computing—has introduced a shift in workforce skill requirements. But none has caused as rapid and dramatic a shift as we’re seeing today, as automation and AI transform the business world.
Jun 04, 2018
At Quantified Communications, one of our favorite things about spring is commencement season. Every year in May and June, we get to enjoy a series of talks from some of the world’s best-known leaders and influencers in politics, business, and entertainment. And every year, we look forward to identifying some of our favorites.