Workforce Development News – Oct. 29, 2012

By on October 29, 2012
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Attend the St. Louis Biotechnology Industry Sector Seminar November 5, 2012

The Biotechnology sector is one of the fastest growing knowledge-based sectors in St. Louis and is expected to play a key role in shaping the region’s rapidly changing economy. Join our discussion led by Kelly Gillespie, Executive Director of the Missouri Biotechnology Association, as we explore the current environment and its impact shaping the local economy. November 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 noon, Bio-Research Development Growth Park, 1005 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132, Breakfast included, $49.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2012/st-louis-biotechnology-industry-seminar/

You Can’t Be a Great Leader Without Trust – Here’s How You Build It

“You can have a compelling vision, rock-solid strategy, excellent communication skills, innovative insight, and a skilled team, but if people don’t trust you, you will never get the results you want. The good news is that you can earn trust over time, by building and maintaining eight key strengths:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2012/10/24/you-cant-be-a-great-leader-without-trust-heres-how-you-build-it/

6 Infallible Ways to Earn Respect

“There’s no management tool more important than respect. Here’s how to make sure you’re getting it.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/6-infallible-ways-to-earn-respect.html

Do Your Presentation Slides Pass the Glance Test?

“An audience can’t listen to your presentation and read detailed, text-heavy slides at the same time. Your audience should focus intently on what you’re saying, looking only briefly at your slides when you display them. There’s beauty and clarity in restraint. Use simple visuals that support your message, and you’ll free people up to really hear — and adopt — your ideas.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/do_your_slides_pass_the_glance_test.html

7 Reasons Your Employees Are Not That Into You

“There are reasons why employees have stopped caring about their jobs. The good news is that there are identifiable symptoms—and remedies, too.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45692.aspx

Infographic: Why Start a Tech Company in St. Louis?

Factors include cost of living, salary, taxes, and entrepreneurship programs.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/110900309/ITEN-infographic

The Interview Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making

“Here’s a fascinating example of how our instincts about selling — ourselves, our company, or our products — can be surprisingly bad.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/the_presentation_mistake_you_d.html

Job Interview Blunders to Avoid at All Costs

“From failure to do one’s homework to neglecting to brush one’s teeth, these blunders are as appalling as they are amusing. How many have you seen or—God forbid—committed?”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45712.aspx

5 Reasons People Fail (And What to Do Instead)

“Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? I believe it’s because successful people manage to overcome five barriers that, in many cases, guarantee failure. Here are those barriers and how to overcome them:”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/5-reasons-people-fail-what-to-do-instead.html

How to Let Your Purpose Find You

“I’ve searched high and low, looked far wide, listened long and loud, but I still can’t find anything even vaguely resembling my purpose. Let me offer you, then, my top four admittedly idiosyncratic — yet hopefully pragmatic — tips.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2012/10/how_to_let_your_purpose_find_y.html

Trust is the lubrication that makes it possible for organizations to work.” – Warren G. Bennis

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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