Workforce Development News – March 26, 2012

By on March 26, 2012
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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

“In a world where you can no longer plan or predict your way to success, what is the best way to achieve your goals?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/what_to_do_when_you_dont_know.html

The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You?

“An effective and productive culture of innovation is like a good minestrone soup: it needs to have the right mix and balance of all the ingredients, otherwise it’s completely unsuccessful, unbalanced — and downright mushy.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brennasniderman/2012/03/21/the-five-personalities-of-innovators-which-one-are-you/

What It Means To Be Competent As A Boss

“As a boss, you need to know not just what to do and how to do it, but also how to get it done in the organization and the world where you work. We’ve labeled these three elements of competence technical knowledge, operational knowledge, and political knowledge.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hill-lineback/2012/03/to-build-trust-competence-is-k.html

How to Build a Great Team With Imperfect People

“Your goal isn’t to ensure every employee is great; it’s to ensure that collectively they’ll be great.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-to-build-a-great-team-with-imperfect-people.html

Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself

“Identifying and marketing your personal brand is an essential core competency for managing and sustaining a successful career. Empower yourself by knowing what you have to offer, what you want and how to ask for it.”
http://boston.com/business/blogs/global-business-hub/2012/02/personal_brandi.html

Stop Lying! And The Nine Other Mistakes You’re Making On LinkedIn

“With over 150 million people leveraging the site for job hunting, networking and business connections, it’s the one place online where honesty really is the best policy, from your photo to your college to your sorority affiliation.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/03/23/stop-lying-and-the-nine-other-mistakes-youre-making-on-linkedin/

6 Traits of Great Leaders

“The best entrepreneurs are passionate, innovative, demanding and caring. See what makes them excel.”
http://www.inc.com/damian-bazadona/great-leaders-essential-traits.html

Charts: 10 Ways to Visualize How Americans Spend Money on Health Care

“What’s getting expensive the fastest? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics no price index is rising faster than hospital services. Here are ten graphs explaining where all that money is coming from, where it’s going, and how it matches up against other countries.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/03/10-ways-to-visualize-how-americans-spend-money-on-health-care/254736/

Can America Still Compete?

“Four charts sampling some important factors: unemployment, the deficit, how functional our government is, and how confident the private sector is.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2012/03/can_america_still_compete.html

Windows 7 Dreamgarden Theme

“Lose yourself in a dream world of flowers and leaves: This free Windows 7 theme of photos by Russian photographer Christina Manchenko will illuminate your desktop with vivid colors and delicate details.”
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/dreamgarden-theme

It is never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot

About Richard Schumacher

Richard is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He has over 25 years experience in technology, instructional design, eLearning, training, web content, IT consulting, and business 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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