About Mike Schmitz

Mike is the President of the Conover Company, an assessment company that focuses on transition, social/emotional learning, and independent living skills.

[Video] Keeping Your Focus

    Being able to maintain focus may be one of the hardest soft skills to matter. It seems like it actually gets harder every day also. With smartphones, smartwatches and most jobs requiring computers, opportunities for distraction are everywhere! Being able to focus will make you a more efficient [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:21-05:00April 7th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Trust and Communication

  Trust is central to every interaction we have as human beings. The level of trust you want in these interactions can vary. Think of how much confidence you invest in your best friend when you share a secret with him or her. Compare that to how much [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:21-05:00March 15th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Planning Ahead

  Effectively planning ahead can not only keep an individual on track, but ensure the entire team is on track to complete team goals.  Planning ahead takes organization and strategy by the individual. In this video, a manager needs help from one of his employees to cover part [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:22-05:00March 2nd, 2016|Corporate, Education, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Teamwork in the Workplace

  Teamwork is crucial to workplace success! Great teamwork means strong communication, collaboration, and transparency. It can be challenging to remain honest, especially if you’ve made a mistake; however, honesty and trust go a long way for teamwork in the workplace. In this video, a manager isn’t sure [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:22-05:00February 18th, 2016|Corporate, Education, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Communication During Meetings

  Meetings provide teams with a chance to exchange ideas, share information, and learn new tools to be successful in the workplace. If a team communications effectively during meetings they will have higher productivity and successful projects. Poor communication during meetings can lead to wasting company’s resources and [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:22-05:00February 8th, 2016|Corporate, Education, Soft Skills|0 Comments