Workforce Development News – May 7, 2012

By on May 7, 2012
Things Great Bosses Demand from Employees

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8 Things Great Bosses Demand from Employees

“When your team asks you want you want, here’s what you tell them.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/keep-the-boss-happy-8-rules.html

The Thought-Patterns of Success

“Your passion for your career can sabotage your attempts to succeed. When you go from feeling energized, excited and in control of your work to feeling an overwhelming compulsion to achieve and produce, you’ve tipped from helpful harmonious passion into harmful obsessive passion. Replace harmful thought patterns with helpful ones. Here are nine common harmful thoughts and suggestions on how to modify them.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/the_thought-patterns_of_succes.html

Want to spot the next great business opportunity? Look for simplicity.

“The only companies or products that will succeed now are the ones offering the lowest possible level of complexity for the maximum amount of value.”
http://www.fastcompany.com/1835983/the-simplicity-thesis

The Rebirth of American Manufacturing

“The prevailing American manufacturing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong. It turns out that America still makes lots of things. In fact, we manufacture more products today than at any other time in our history. But how we make things and what we make has changed — in some cases, dramatically.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yul-kwon/american-manufacturing-_b_1467925.html

Just How Powerful Are You?

“The gateways of power have changed. Or have they? The Social Era shows us that power can also come from how we create with others. In this way, power can be about what we can each affect. It comes down to contributing based on what we can each uniquely bring.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/just_how_powerful_are_you.html

10 Tips for a Powerful Elevator Speech

“What you say and how you say it are equal parts to delivering an ES that will either cause people to take notice of you or go to sleep.”
http://www.careerealism.com/elevator-speech-tips/

10 Costly Job-Search Mistakes You Have to Stop Making

“If you’re having trouble finding a job, it might be because you’re sabotaging your chances without even realizing it.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/05/02/10-costly-job-search-mistakes-you-have-to-stop-making

10 Things You Need To Do While You’re Unemployed

“Experts recommended a variety of activities you should engage in to build, expand, and strengthen your skills during period of unemployment, in order to increase your marketability.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/03/21/10-things-you-need-to-do-while-youre-unemployed/

20 Phrases You Can Replace With One Word

“Circumlocution is so prevalent in today’s corporate writing that we may not even notice it.”
http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/11285.aspx

The Twelve Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned So Far

“Birthdays — always an opportunity for reflection.” Insights from life experience.
http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/05/turning-60-the-twelve-most.html

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo DaVinci

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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