Workforce Development News – April 15, 2013

By on April 15, 2013
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10 Leadership Lessons I Wish I Learned In My 20’s

“Our mistakes, as much as our successes, define us and can help steer us forward today. So, for that interview question where they ask you ‘what is your management or leadership philosophy?’ Well, here it is.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2013/04/08/10-leadership-lessons-i-wish-i-learned-in-my-20s/

8 Things You Should Not Do Every Day

“It’s for your own good. Cut these things out of your day and you’ll see gains in productivity – not to mention happiness.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-things-you-should-not-do-every-day.html

How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal

“No one likes review time. What can you say about your own performance? How can you be honest without coming off as arrogant, or shooting yourself in the foot?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2013/03/how-to-write-the-dreaded-self-appraisal.html

Quick Tips for Starting Your New Employees Off Right

“The first list will help you assess whether your onboarding process accomplishes what it’s designed to accomplish. The second list will provide you with specific recommendations for onboarding your new hires ‘faster, smarter, and better’.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/04/12/quick-tips-for-starting-your-new-employees-off-right/

How to Build a Culture of Communication

“The key to motivating people and building a strong culture of communication is trust.”
http://clomedia.com/articles/view/how-to-build-a-culture-of-communication/

Conversations Can Save Companies

“It is becoming harder and harder to orchestrate a successful turnaround without turning around the firm’s employee engagement and communication practices. And that means making them more intimate, more interactive, more inclusive, and more intentional.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/turnarounds_turn_on_conversati.html

Explaining Employment Gaps on Your Resume? Don’t do this.

“So you have a gap on your resume. What are some ways you can explain this gap away during an interview or follow-up?”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/explaining-employment-gaps-on-your-resume-dont-do-this/

6 Actions of Great Managers

“There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills.”
http://www.inc.com/karl-and-bill/6-actions-of-great-managers.html

Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything.” – Sir Richard Branson

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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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