About Anna Schmitz

Anna is a copywriter at The Conover Company. She graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys researching and writing about soft skills and has seen first-hand the difference that soft skills make in the world of education. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

Performance Reviews: Handling Criticism

Handling criticism can be a challenge for many people. When you receive criticism, whether from a peer or supervisor, make sure to listen and avoid getting defensive. If you don’t agree with or understand with the criticism, ask questions for clarification. Always say thank you and take time to think [...]

Teaching Decision Making: Leadership & Decisions

Leadership and decision making often go hand-in-hand. People lead in various ways, and leadership styles are important in decision making. Your students must learn to use their leadership skills to influence and impact others. They must also learn how to persuade others to understand and support their decisions as a [...]

By |2018-10-22T10:08:43+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Emotional Intelligence, Life Skills, SEL, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Teaching Decision Making: Factors that Influence Decision Making

In order for your students to become good decision makers, they need to learn about several factors that influence decision making. Things like behavior style, courage and personal values all influence the way decisions are made. Here are some factors that influence decision making to teach your students: Behavior style [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:06:31+00:00October 1st, 2018|SEL, Soft Skills, Workplace Readiness|0 Comments