Workforce Development News – Sept. 10, 2012

By on September 10, 2012
Tips for Creating Your Own Destiny

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7 Tips for Creating Your Own Destiny

“Are you working on your life or just in it? Here is the perspective and method you need to plan and execute the life and career worthy of your potential.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/7-tips-for-creating-your-own-destiny.html

What You Should Never Compromise On While Building Your Career

“The worst missteps – the ones that make us feel deep pain, regret, sorrow and remorse – are mistakes reflecting what people have chosen to compromise on or to give up in order to be ‘successful.’”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2012/09/05/what-you-should-never-compromise-on-while-building-your-career/

Three Best Practices Employees Crave

“Seventy-nine percent of survey respondents identified one or more of these three practices as the top ones that consistently improve their organizations.”
http://talentmgt.com/articles/view/three-best-practices-employees-crave/

12 “Best Practices” IT Should Avoid At All Costs

“These supposed industry best practices are sure to sink your chances of IT success. Here is the 12-fold path to IT failure:”
http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/63037/12-best-practices-it-should-avoid-all-costs-201607

The Great Jobs Mystery: Why Are So Many Men Dropping Out of the Workforce?

“The August jobs report set two records that we need to talk about. Both involve the labor participation rate. That’s the share of the working-age population that actually has a job, or is looking for a job. First, men’s participation rate fell to its lowest point on record (since 1948). Second, the overall participation rate fell to its lowest point since 1981. Why is this happening?”
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/mens-participation-rate-just-hit-a-record-low-why-is-this-happening/262100/

Fall 2012 St. Louis Industry Insights Seminars

Today’s workplace is more competitive than ever. To help you maintain an edge, St. Louis Community College is offering a series of expert insights into the issues that are impacting the economy, the job market and specific industries, as well as advice for how to succeed in this environment. As an extension of the State of St. Louis Workforce report, we invite you to join us as we take a closer look at the facts presented by local experts and see how these industries are impacting the local job market and economy. Breakfast included. $49 per session.
http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101694012919-745/Industry_Insights_fall2012.pdf

4 Traits of Incredibly Effective Delegators

“You know you don’t want to choke your staff with micromanagement minutiae. Here’s how to hold yourself back and get the best out of your employees.”
http://www.inc.com/vanessa-merit-nornberg/leadership-delegate-traits-incredibly-effective-delegators.html

Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks?

“Social-networking sites are a hacker’s dream: a sometimes public online community where unsuspecting people post personal information. But what information can and should be posted on social networks?”
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409350,00.asp

10 Tips for Better Speechwriting

“Whether preparing your own presentation or an address for a colleague or client to deliver, apply these principles.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45445.aspx

12 Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake (literally)

“Use these tactics during your next talk if you don’t want your audience to nod off while you speak.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45459.aspx

NightFall: Beautiful Timelapse Video by Colin Rich

“I shot ‘Nightfall’ in an attempt to capture Los Angeles as it transitioned from day to night. As you probably know, LA is an expansive city so shooting it from many different angles was critical. Usually I was able to capture just one shot per day with a lot of driving, exploring, and scouting in between but the times sitting in traffic or a ‘sketchy’ neighborhood often lead to new adventures and interesting places.” (Vimeo 3:18).
http://vimeo.com/47224216

Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don’t see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and then you die.” – Gary Hirshberg

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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