Through UMBC’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership Graduate program, students learn how to strengthen their entrepreneurial mindset and practice innovative techniques. A vital skill for any entrepreneur is their ability to connect with others. In this week’s Industry Roundup, we dive into emotional intelligence and how that improves social skills. We also take a look into how to prolong productivity, tech startups in Baltimore, and how Microsoft is investing further in their values.

Industry Roundup is brought to you by UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies, offering a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degree and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities.


The Importance of EQ for Professionals

Emotional Intelligence

More than 2000 years ago, the great thinkers of the time zeroed in on emotional intelligence as a determining factor in motivating behavior. Today, social skills are considered an important quality to possess in the workforce because, with it, professionals can help bring people together to add value to an organization and its goals.


The Magic Hour for Productivity

productivity

Magic happens at 4 am. While the rest of the world sleeps, you gain the productive edge over the day. Watch how this person’s journey unfolded and turned him into a 4-AM believer.


10 Best Startups in Baltimore

start ups

Check out this list of best startups in Baltimore. The criteria used was revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape.


Microsoft Demands Its Partners Offer Family Leave

microsoft family first

The giant corporation has set a vital tone in favor of families. If you want to be a part of the Microsoft business, you must offer family leave to employees. “We want to focus our resources on doing business with companies that share our values,” said Dev Stahlkopf, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and general counsel.

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