In negotiation, you’re influencing someone to move closer to your point of view. In conflict resolution, you’re influencing two people to solve their issues. In organizational change, you’re influencing a person or organization to do something in a different way.
Influence is an essential skill in business. Here are 15 techniques that can help you build your skillset.
When reading this blog, think of a specific business goal you are trying to achieve. How can you use these influence techniques to achieve your goal?
At the end of 2018, Java Magazine published the results of a survey of 10,500 Java developers. According to this survey, 45% of Java developers use some version of IntelliJ IDEA, while only 38% use Eclipse. Said differently, for every 10 Eclipse users, there are 12 IntelliJ IDEA users, or 12 of 22 (55%) choose IntelliJ IDEA over Eclipse. Continue Reading »
You may have noticed that there is no difference in size between an h1 heading and h2 heading within an article or section element. That’s weird. In this article, I’ll explain why it is, and the W3C recommendation.
Only use a procedure when a function won’t do the job.
Oracle has been around so long and so many questions have been asked and answered in so many different ways that it can be difficult to find a definitive answer, especially to a best-practices type question like this one.
There are dozens of pages and blog posts explaining the basic differences between PL/SQL functions and procedures:
Functions return a value. Procedures don’t.
Functions are callable (with some restrictions) from within standard SQL statements. Procedures aren’t.
As an account manager at a Microsoft Certified training company, I’ve seen how Microsoft Word is an essential business tool. I’ve helped coordinate Word training for legal professionals, technical writers, executive assistants, policy analysts, and many others.
From talking with hundreds of clients, I’ve discovered that learning Microsoft Word is an ongoing process. Even experienced users can learn new tricks and save time with powerful tools like advanced styles and templates.
When it comes to Microsoft Office software like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, many of us are self-taught. While that might work to a degree, consider how much time can be saved when you learn the productivity tools in Microsoft Word. Think about how your documents would look far more professional by learning the Microsoft Word advanced formatting tools.
In addition to learning new tools and features of Microsoft Word, learning Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts can also be a fantastic way to claim back time in your work day.
After talking with hundreds of Word users and expert Word trainers, I compiled a list of the best resources that have been shared over the years.
The average IT professional has 3 certifications and most IT professionals plan to gain more.
With a fast-changing technology landscape, relevant certifications ensure you are ready to adopt new technologies and integrate new strategies.
Many blogs have reported on the top paying certifications, which is helpful if you are just starting your IT career, or are considering a career change.
Getting more into the specifics, we can also explore certifications based on role. For example, which certifications are best if you are focused on big data? Which are relevant for demonstrating your cloud expertise?
Here are the top certifications for each IT skill set.