Communicate Effectively to Thrive Globally

communication_1-9-17Do you communicate to thrive or to survive?  In effective communication, the communicator ensures that his message has been received and understood.  In fact, communication has not occurred unless the sender’s message has been received as intended and not been misunderstood or miscommunicated.

Enhanced communication is an important part of everyday life.  Our success in our professional life is greatly influenced by how well we communicate.  Our happiness in our personal relationships is also greatly impacted by our communication style.

Often what we are trying to say is not heard or read accurately, and thus the gaps in such interactions are based on perceptions and past experiences.  The more crucial the conversation, the more important it is to convey your intent and ask others to provide feedback and confirm they have understood.

A study suggests that we normally spend about 70-80 of our alert time involved in some form of communication.  An average working person may attend about 62 meetings a month, receive or send over 120 emails a day, spend about 23 hours a week online – sending texts, emails, or using social media.

Irrespective of the form of communication, how each exchange is perceived at the other end influences your role as a leader.  MyCourseRoom is at your side to help you understand how to effectively maximize your communication skills to your advantage.  A 5 credit hour course in Communication at www.mycourseroom.com can help you develop specific skills through interactive and action-based lessons.

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MyCourseRoom’s Business Premium Plans — A Gift of Education

businesspremiumplans_12-20-16Take advantage of MyCourseRoom’s Business Premium plans to take your business or organization to the next level. MyCourseRoom is committed to expand and enhance the online learning experience for its community of learners. Its Business Premium plans are an excellent opportunity for organizations, small businesses, and early childhood education centers to provide your personnel with consistent and sustainable training.

Business Premium Plan Highlights (to see all of the benefits, go to
http://www.mycourseroom.com/businessPremium.htm)

What it includes Zero-Cost Basic Custom Enterprise
# of named Learners Up to 5 Up to 10 Up to 999 Unlimited
# of Locations 1 1 Up to999 Unlimited
# of Clock Hours in Private Catalog 10 25 Up to 999 Unlimited
Free inventory of Courses Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Online Course Builder for proprietary courses Available Available Available Available
Inventory of Competency Assessments Available at cost Zero-Cost Zero-Cost Zero-Cost
Letter of Acknowledgement Yes Yes Yes Yes
Learner Transcript Available at cost Zero-Cost Zero-Cost Zero-Cost
Formal Certificates Available at cost Zero-Cost Zero-Cost Zero-Cost

These Business Premium plans are a great gift for your workforce to stay current in knowledge and develop career-enhancing skills.

Learning is never enough. Education is one of the best multipliable gifts.

Subscribe at www.mycourseroom.com/businessPremium.htm for any Business Premium plan or contact support@mycourseroom.com for more information.

Coaching Mindset

coaching_12-12-16“We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.” — Anonymous

Ordinary people achieving extraordinary results, such is the magnitude of coaching.  A coach facilitates the development in others to perform effectively.  Prodigious coaches adapt themselves based on a person’s ability and willingness to complete the work.  A great coach doesn’t rely on telling how to do something but asks relevant questions that allow those being coached to learn by doing.

Helping others may seem like a selfless endeavor, but, in fact, as a coach you have a lot to gain by investing in the development of those around you.  You empower others and enhance your performance as a leader.

We must recognize our own need to be coached in order to constantly grow and strive to achieve excellence. MyCourseRoom’s course on Coaching helps develop the following skills to be used both professionally and personally:

  • Identify and adapt your coaching style for the person’s level of competency and motivation
  • Identify, understand, and counter factors that reduce motivation
  • Apply effective communication strategies, including knowing when to ask, when to tell, and when to demonstrate
  • Recognize personal points of resistance to coaching and work to overcome this resistance

Coaching is a commitment to a lifelong process of motivating self and others to achieve one’s full potential.  Sign up now at www.mycourseroom.com.

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” John Cotton Dana

Child Growth and Development

childgrowth-development“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” – Robert Heinlein

Children benefit from the nurturing of adults around them whether the adults are their own parents, extended family, or other adults with whom they have contact.  These strong attachments help children feel more secure and will help give them more self-confidence as they age.

The human brain is a complex organ capable of learning and adapting throughout our lives. Scientists have made amazing discoveries about the development of the human brain, and today we know that babies are born ready to learn.  In fact, these early years are the most active period of brain development in our lives and form the foundation of who we become.

Every sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell that a baby experiences has a direct effect on the way a baby’s brain develops.  Relationships in the future are greatly impacted by what happens during these formative years.  Therefore, every person involved in a child’s early life plays an important role in shaping the development of the child’s brain.

MyCourseRoom offers an important course for everyone who works with children.  Child Growth and Development provides an understanding of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development in children from birth through adolescence.  This is a 5 clock hour course and is FREE to everyone who registers at www.MyCourseRoom.com.

“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.” – Maria Montessori

We give thanks for our community of learners

“If you are really thankful, what do you do?
You share.”
– W. Clement Stone
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As we enter the week of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, MyCourseRoom would like to take this opportunity to thank our community of learners for your loyalty, kind words, and for sharing this opportunity with your colleagues, friends, and family.  We are grateful to those who have generously given your time and expertise to create exceptional content.  Our community is a very special blessing to us.  May love, joy and happiness be yours in abundance this Thanksgiving.

Best Regards,
MyCourseRoom Team

Understanding Organizational Behavior

“Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.” — Harold S. Geneen

organizationalbehaviorMyCourseRoom offers an excellent comprehensive course, Understanding Organizational Behavior, to help organizational leaders to identify individual, group, and cultural differences and develop strategies to influence the collective culture to drive the success of the organization.

Effective organizational leaders must have the skills to manage power, conflict, and negotiation.  One of the most important responsibilities of a manager is to get employees to work efficiently and effectively (individually as well as collaboratively). This responsibility requires the manager to motivate independent contributors as well as to inspire them to work as part of a team with common goals.

In his book, Essentials of Organizational Behaviour (2005), Stephen P. Robbins explains that there are three important reasons to study human behavior in organizations; these are to explain, predict, and control human behavior.  Information on specific individual and group behavior, such as productivity, absenteeism, turnover, and job satisfaction, can provide valuable information.

Understanding Organizational Behavior is a free, 8-clock-hour course that carries CPE, CEU, and PDU credentials.  It is offered at www.mycourseroom.com and can be taken 24/7 from any computer with internet access.  Sign up today.

“There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.” — Philip Knight