Workforce Development News – June 18, 2012

By on June 18, 2012
Innovation, Strategy, Plan and Success

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

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10 Elements of Great Company Culture

“Stick to this list and your employees will be committed to their jobs, as well as your company.”
http://www.inc.com/paul-spiegelman/great-company-culture-elements.html

Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process

“Here are five patterns of behavior that should be early warnings to any executive serious about the innovation process, and some suggestions about avoiding them.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/mcgrath/2012/06/five-ways-to-ruin-your-inno.html

10 Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself

“When other people use these words to describe your talents, it’s OK. When you do it, you just sound like a pompous jerk.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-ways-you-should-never-describe-yourself.html

Eyes & Ayes: How Some Decision Makers Evaluate Resumes

“What is it in a résumé that triggers a positive reaction and call to action?”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2012/06/eyes-ayes-how-some-decision-makers-evaluate-resumes.html

How to Get Senior Leaders to Change

“Most senior executives understand and generally buy into the famous aphorism, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’ But then, in practice, nothing significant changes.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/06/how_to_get_senior_leaders_to_c.html

InfoGraphic: Is Social Media Destroying Real-World Relationships?

“There’s no doubt social media enables us to organize our real-world relationships, and even meet new people outside the digital realm — both of which can be great, life-enhancing things. But could social networking have an adverse effect on our quality of life?”
http://mashable.com/2012/06/14/social-media-real-world-infographic/

How to Craft Impressive Answers to Even the Toughest Interview Questions

“Whether you’re being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you’re going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions — here’s a road map of what you’ll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions.”
http://www.fastcompany.com/1839723/9-job-interview-tips-from-a-ceo-headhunter

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

“Information can be useful–and even beautiful–but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. Infographics are visual designs that help to explain complicated data in a simple way.”
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670019/10-steps-to-designing-an-amazing-infographic

Business Lessons From My 10-Month-Old

“When my daughter was born, I scrambled to learn parenting skills. Now that we’re all sleeping through the night, I realize how much those skills help me as a leader.”
http://www.inc.com/charlie-graham/business-lessons-10-month-old.html

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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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