Professional Development

  • Year-End Educational Inventory

    Barry Lenson

    Year-End Educational Inventory While most of us are making resolutions for the New Year, here’s a suggestion. Why not look back at the year that is about to end and take an inventory of how much progress you made toward attaining your educational goals? The insights you gain could help as you set your resolutions and plans for the coming 12 months. Here are some questions to ask about your accomplishments in 2011 . . . Did you come closer to defining the career or work that you would like to pursue? □ yes □ no What do you plan to do about that in 2012? ______________________ Did you add new skills or knowledge that will be important in the future? □ yes □ no What do you plan to do about that in 2012? ______________ ...

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  • Hot Success Books for Summer Reading

    Barry Lenson

    Hot Success Books for Summer Reading Why not make good use of your time this summer by curling up with one of these new books? All of them offer unusual advice to help you build your success – and all of them are excellent . . . Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki. This is our top pick. Guy, who was there at the founding of Apple, shares his insights on how to be a transformative success in the world by winning people’s hearts and enthusiasm.  Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori and Rom Brafman. Who says conformists get ahead? The Brafmans lay out a roadmap for achieving success – your own way. Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition by Michael ...

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  • The StraighterLine Scholarship for Working Moms

    Barry Lenson

    The StraighterLine Scholarship for Working Moms . . . Because just being a mother is challenging enough StraighterLine has something very special planned for Mother’s Day, which is coming up on May 8th this year. We’ll be awarding a special scholarship for working mothers. It’s called The StraighterLine Scholarship for Working Moms, and it offers working mothers a unique opportunity to start college at no cost through StraighterLine. Who can win the scholarship? All applicants must be working mothers. They can be mothers who work full-time, mothers who work part-time, or mothers who stay at home to raise children. After all, who works harder than women who stay home with the kids? How can you enter to win? If you wish t ...

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  • Train Online to be An Accountant

    Barry Lenson

    Train Online to be An Accountant If you like working with numbers and you’d like a job that offers security and good pay, consider a career in accounting. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the demand for accounting and auditing professionals will continue to increase strongly during the next seven years. To quote from the report: Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation will have a very large number of new jobs arise, about 279,400 over the projections decade. An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and corporate governance regula ...

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