Footprints – Training & eTracking Solutions Blog

5 Ways to Stay Safe Online

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Nov 13, 2018

The internet can be a tricky place. For every legitimate business and honest vendor online, there’s a hundred scam artists and hackers looking for an easy target. If you’re going to be using the internet on a regular basis, you also need to know how to protect yourself online.

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Content Conversion Q&A

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Have a course you want to convert into online training, but aren’t sure where to start? Here are the most commonly-asked questions about our course conversion process.

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What is Course Conversion?

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Tue, Nov 06, 2018

If you’ve ever heard us talk about “course conversion,” there’s a decent chance you weren’t entirely sure what we were talking about. So, here’s a better explanation of what we mean when we bring up course conversion.

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Tips for Improving Your Social Intelligence in the Workplace

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Social intelligence, or a person’s ability to intelligently recognize and respond to the various facets of a social situation, is especially critical in the workplace. The workplace is a fundamentally social environment! Your social relations with your coworkers, boss, and subordinates all influence your life, so knowing how to socialize should be one of your top priorities. Here are a few baseline tips for improving your social intelligence!

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Whether you’re fresh from college and hunting for your first job, the district manager for a corporate chain, or the CEO of your own business, it’s never too late to learn new skills or pick up good habits. Today we’re going to be touching on an ability you’ve been using to some extent throughout most of your life, and is more important than you may know: emotional intelligence. In fact, it’s arguable that emotional intelligence affects how successful you’ll be in your career more often than normal intelligence (IQ) does!

What exactly is emotional intelligence, though? Emotional intelligence (often shortened to EQ or EI) defines your awareness of your own and others’ emotions, to recognize and properly label different emotions, and to use your understanding of emotions to guide thoughts and behavior. In layman’s terms, EQ is measure of how good you are at recognizing emotions and reacting appropriately. Unless your career involves no interaction with other people (which is pretty uncommon!), then odds are good that you would benefit from improving your emotional intelligence.

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Self Care 101

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Whether you’re a young adult, middle-aged, or enjoying retirement, self-care should be one of your top priorities. In modern society, many of us can feel pushed to hurry, rush, and overachieve in every aspect of our lives. This is especially true in work environments, where we often feel obligated to work longer hours than are required in order to get ahead.

However, the pressures of life should never be allowed to affect your health. Even for those of us with the most stressful and chaotic work environments, knowing how to take a step back and take care of ourselves is one of the most important things there is. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘self-care,’ it’s fairly self-explanatory. Self-care simply refers to taking proper care of yourself, and any activities or actions we undertake to care for our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

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6 Tips for Taking on the Costs of Alzheimer's Care

Posted by Lydia Chan on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Most adults fail to think ahead when it comes to long-term care for conditions like Alzheimer’s. However, planning for these costs can save patients and caregivers so much stress in the future. Here are some steps you may want to take when tackling the costs of Alzheimer’s care.

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Top 10 Reasons to Delegate Like A Boss

Posted by Amy Lewkovich on Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Proper work delegation is a critical part of leadership. As a team leader, boss, or someone in a leading role, you will always be asking yourself if it’s better to delegate work or complete it yourself. We’re here to assure you, though - delegation is 100% crucial to the long-term success of any leader. Here are our top 10 reasons why!

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Why Do I Need to Delegate Work to My Staff?

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Tue, Oct 16, 2018

As a team leader, there have surely been times when you’ve wondered whether or not it’s better to delegate work to your team or handle it yourself. The delegation of work can be a delicate tightrope to walk. If you are the type to try to work through every task on your own, you risk alienating your employees while running yourself ragged at the same time. If you delegate everything out to others, you may come across as lazy or unwilling to do the work yourself, and you also risk falling out of practice in areas of your work.

The key is moderation. Know what you are capable of, what your employees are capable of, and delegate work appropriately. The delegation of work tasks is a critical part of being a leader in your field of work, but why? Some managers would rather work everything out themselves, either out of a feeling of responsibility, out of fear that their staff may not deliver, or out of concern for their personal image. Here are some key reasons why you should be delegating work to your employees.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: The Basics

Posted by Carly Weisengoff on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

This month is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of us know that this is the month to wear pink, but not all of us know how to diagnose, treat, and lower our risk for breast cancer. No matter what your age, you should stay in the know about what signs to look for and what you can do to lower your risk.

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