Workforce Development News – Dec. 26, 2012

By on December 26, 2012
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Missouri Legislators Talk About Community College

Newly-elected legislators completed their two week travelling freshman tour with visit to St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College, the college’s first facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development. On this last visit on their tour, legislators had the opportunity to learn about the critical role that job training and economic development partnerships are playing in reviving the economy in St. Louis and across the state.
Hear the thoughts and reflections on community college and economic development by Vicki Englund (District 94), Steve Lynch (District 22), Susan Meredith (District 71), David Wood (District 58), Randy Dunn (District 23), Kathy Swan (District 147), Brandon Ellington (District 22), Bryan Spencer (District 63), Bonnaye Mims (District 27), and Caleb Rowden (District 44).
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2012/missouri-legislators-freshmen-tour-visits-corporate-college/

Finding Meaning at Work, Even When Your Job Is Dull

“Do you experience meaning at work — or just emptiness? What are the sources of meaningful experiences at work?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/finding_meaning_at_work_even_w.html

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

“Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/07/17/the-6-people-you-need-in-your-corner/

The One Thing Your Team Wants You to Stop Doing

“Less than 4 out of 10 employees (38%) are satisfied with their current management’s leadership styles. You may want to check if there’s a disconnect between your leadership style and your team’s expectations.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/nayar/2012/12/one-thing-your-team-wants-you.html

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

“Here’s the reason leadership development programs fail, and 20 things to focus on to ensure yours doesn’t become another casualty.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/12/19/the-1-reason-leadership-development-fails/

We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders

“With all the money and effort being spent on leadership development programs, why don’t we have better leaders?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/12/why_do_we_wait_so_long_to_trai.html

5 Reasons Leadership Falls Flat

“Although these errors are surprisingly common, they’re easily overcome. Here’s how.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/5-reasons-leadership-falls-flat.html

7 Valuable Associate Degrees

“An associate degree is just about the best bang for the education buck you can find. According to the Census Bureau, associate degree holders earn an average of $400,000 more over a lifetime than high-school graduates.”
http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-3193-Career-Growth-and-Change-7-valuable-associate-degrees/

7 Tips for Job Seekers During The Holidays

“As the economy continues to slowly improve, the job market is showing positive signs for job-seekers. While the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in November, many still find themselves unemployed and searching for new jobs, or passively looking for better opportunities.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2012/12/7-tips-for-job-seekers-during-the-holidays.html

5 Easy Things You Can Do Today That Will Noticeably Improve Your Life

“Self-improvement is never over, and for some of us, the task is daunting.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2012/12/17/5-easy-things-you-can-do-today-that-will-noticeably-improve-your-life/

14 Ways To Be Better At Your Job In 2013

“Most people aspire to be better at their jobs because it results in increased happiness and personal satisfaction.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/12/18/14-ways-to-be-better-at-your-job-in-2013/

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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