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Learn Lifestyle Skills On-The-Go

Looking for some fun new ways to sharpen your skills or learn something new?

Take advantage of these great mobile apps that teach specific skillets, provide learning resources, and support your professional development – with just a simple touch to your tech device.


Be Sure to Check Out…

1. Master Your DSLR Camera 

A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography!  The #1 DSLR book app, with over 150,000 copies sold!  Featured in the 2012 App Store Holiday Gift Guide Stop using the Auto setting on your fancy DSLR camera!  This “how to” photography guide is made exclusively for the iPad & iPhone that combines the depth of a traditional book with stunning multimedia not possible on paper.

USA TODAY reports, “DSLR is designed for beginners, the language is fun and easy to follow …  an invaluable companion for amateur photographers looking to get more out of their gear.”

By: Inkling Systems, Inc.
Price: $4.99
Find: App Store

2. How to Cook Everything

This first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook, How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman has  2.000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations. and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go. This app Is optimized uniquely for both the iPad and the iPhone, making the most of the size. shape. and capabilities of each. (Some features are specific to the iPad only.)

In the app you’ll find:

  • The full content of the multiple-award-winning How to Cook Everything®, all 2,000 recipes and variations.
  • Bittmnn’s no-nonsense cooking guidance, how-to illustrations, equipment, technique, and ingredients.
  • Information and meal-planning ideas.
  • Easy-to-use and flexible search capabilities, including enhanced filters and the ability to browse recipes and information.
  • Dedicated layouts for portrait and horizontal views, so the information and recipes aro easy to follow, from any angle.

By: Culinate, Inc.
Price: $6.99
Find: App Store

3. Tenuto

Tenuto is a collection of fifteen customizable exercises designed to enhance your musicality. From recognizing chords on a keyboard to identifying intervals by ear, it has an exercise for you. Tenuto also includes five musical calculators for accidentals, intervals, chords, analysis symbols. and twelve-tone matrices. The musictheory.net exercises and calculators used by thousands are now available in your pocket, wherever you go.

Complete module list includes…

  • Staff-Based and Keyboard-Based Exercises
  • Note Identification for learning to identify the displayed note.
  • Key Signature Identification for learning to identify the displayed key signature.
  • Interval Identification for learning to identify the displayed interval.
  • Chord Identification for learning to identify the displayed chord.
  • Keyboard Identification helps you identify the note name of the piano key.

By: musictheory.net
Price: $3.99
Find: App Store

4. EarWizard

EarWizard trains your ear while improving your memory skills.  Repeat back a sequence of chords which gets longer with each round or play.  As you improve your skills, the visuals disappear and you will have to depend on your ear!  Start off in EASY mode with only a low chords on screen and with practice, you will ultimately reach the hardest level where you will have seven chords on screen and be playing against the clock! Whether you are a novice or a trained musician, this app will keep you entertained and challenged.


  • Three levels: Easy, Normal, Hard
  • Start with three chords in a key and go up to seven!
  • Features fun Jordan videos playing each chord
  • Five different diatonic modes-presented in three keys
  • Endless Mode for continuous play in any level
  • Speed control: Slow to Lightspeed
  • Chart that allows you to hear and see the note spelling of all chords in the selected key
  • Wizardly video rewards

By: Wizdom Music LLC
Find: App Store

Must Have Apps for Your Career Search


Career search on the go? No problem. Check out these top apps:

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Raising Sights


If you want to make things happen, you have to raise the sights of your team, not lower them.  The broader the picture you give people, the fewer obstacles they see in their path.  People need BIG goals.

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Learning and Development


Learning and development in organizations
directly impacts the success of the workplace culture,
employee retention and company succession planning.

Leadership practices that support organizational efforts to train, coach and develop its people are typically seen throughout the orientation (on boarding) process; the cornerstone of which everything is tied back to the company mission,vision, values and principles.  Practices that set this as the expectation early and often,  from the very first day (or interview), tend to be more effective than organizations practicing routine “check the box” processes throughout the levels of their training programs.

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Hiring Practices

“The right people are self motivated and are intrinsically driven to succeed. 
These employees do not need to be tightly managed,
but instead are leaders and set the example for others on your team.” 
Jim Collins

Typically, organizations set practices in place to hire and train for relational competence by utilizing recruitment techniques throughout the hiring and on-boarding processes. Common companies tend to hire solely based on functional expertise.  Interviewing candidates based only on their functional expertise produces as much of a chance for a return on your investment as blind speed dating. Effective leaders utilize behavioral interviewing questions and scenarios to hire for relational competence.

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