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The Boiling Point

Customer Service—No Problem

How did the response to “Thank you” come to be “No problem”?  When did demonstrating an act of courtesy or kindness become a problem?  Why do we imply the presence of a problem to a colleague or customer when they weren’t even thinking they had a problem to begin with?

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Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Monday, October 05, 2015

Limited time workshops pair business and software training

SelsiusTM Corporate & Career Training at Southwestern Illinois College has announced a series of limited-time workshops that pair critical business skills with the hands-on software training you need to work more efficiently. Read More >

Posted by: Gina Niebrugge

Monday, September 28, 2015

Welding – We’ve come a long way Baby!

My Dad was a high school industrial arts teacher. I first stepped into his shop when I was about five, and I’ve been fascinated with welding ever since. Not that it mattered, girls didn’t weld. For that matter, men hadn’t been welding all that long. Or at least, not as we think of welding today. 

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, September 21, 2015

Is leadership a rewarding journey or a long & arduous road trip?

"Leaders rarely set out to cause a multicar pile-up on the highway, so why do some of them crash and burn?"

As leaders, we need to understand what we are required to do.  Then we can consider how to harness our passions and strengths and develop or, in some cases, just manage our weaknesses.

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, September 14, 2015

Quickly Total Access Data Using a Summary Query [VIDEO]

Microsoft Access is a great tool for entering, tracking, and reporting data from multiple tables. How do you quickly total information? The answer is in the Summary Query. Watch this video and learn how to summarize information from multiple tables in a few short steps

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Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Why are virtual classes so successful?

Beginning on September 15, we will be offering a virtual Social Media Marketing Primer course. The instructor for this series, Corinn Hilbert, explains the difference between a virtual course and an online course in this week's blog post. Read More >

Posted by: Julie Ninnis

Monday, August 24, 2015

How Do You Lead Your Friends?

There are many benefits to getting promoted from a team member to supervisor or manager. You obtain a higher salary, more challenging responsibilities, and a higher status. But what do you do about your former workmates? After years of working together, how do you transition from friend to boss? 

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Posted by: Laurie Almodovar

Monday, August 17, 2015

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