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7 Essential Leadership Lessons for Business Success in 2024

Effective leadership is one of the factors that defines a successful enterprise. It’s the invisible force that helps businesses overcome challenges, drives innovation, and cultivates a culture of excellence within the workforce. 

By working tirelessly to build thriving businesses from …

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14 ways to identify and communicate your unique value proposition to employers

Those early in their careers, and even those who are many years into their careers, often don’t grasp just how arbitrary hiring decisions can be. Many candidates assume, incorrectly, that they’ll receive a job offer if they can convince the …

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LinkedIn Learning Courses

Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events

Taught by Suzanna Kaye
Setting the right tone in business communications is essential to success in every career. Knowing the proper etiquette for many…

Time Management Fundamentals

Taught by Dave Crenshaw
What would you do if you had an extra 10 hours per week? Sounds impossible? In this course, productivity expert…

Managing Up, Down, and Across the Organization

Taught by Kevin Eikenberry
View Kevin’s LinkedIn Newsletter At the core of any professional’s effectiveness is the ability to work with others. But success…

Accelerating Your Career with Personal Branding

Taught by Shadé Zahrai
When it comes to accelerating your career, you can’t ignore the importance of your personal brand. Your brand is your…

Tips for Writing Business Emails

Taught by Daisy Lovelace
Many people have a love-hate relationship with email. Studies have shown that the average businessperson spends more than a dozen…

Teamwork Foundations

Taught by Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Whatever job you do, it’s likely you work in a team. Your performance will depend on…

The Six Skills of Proactive Professionals

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
In this audio-only course, international speaker and trainer Chrissy Scivicque discusses a crucial set of proactive skills that keep you…

Skills for Leading the Future of Work

Taught by Gary Bolles
Whether you’re managing a team, a department, or an entire organization, you need to develop business-critical skills if you want…

Teamwork Essentials: Stand Out as a Valuable Team Member

Taught by Shadé Zahrai
When you think of all the skills you could work on to advance your career, how often do you think…

Inclusive Leadership

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Inclusive leaders create inclusive work environments. An inclusive work environment leads to higher performance, increased employee engagement, innovation and creativity,…

Career Resources

Remote work and virtual internships are becoming more common. Use this OCS guide to help you maximize your virtual experience …

When you are emailing contacts, it is crucial to follow email etiquette to show them that you are serious and …

Career Development Interactive Resources

Links to Best-in-Class interactive career tools available to you as a Smith student.

Leveraging Your Global Mindset is an online module geared to help students translate their global experience into their career and …

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University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815

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