Workforce Development News – Aug. 19, 2013

By on August 19, 2013
Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations

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10 Things Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

“Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done. Exceptional bosses do all of the above – and more. But most importantly, they care to an exceptional degree about the people who work for them.”

9 Habits Of Productive People

“Why are we all so obsessed with productivity? It’s probably because in this digital age, staying on task and avoiding distraction is harder to accomplish than your actual work. Truly productive people aren’t focused on doing more things; this is actually the opposite of productivity. If you really want to be productive, you’ve got to make a point to do fewer things.”

8 Ways to Improve Your Communication Right Now

“Everyone wants to communicate clearly, but little things can create big problems. Try these 8 tips today and you’ll see immediate improvement.”

13 Simple Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations

“Too often, a conversation results in wasted time – and nothing productive to show for it. Whether you’ve run into someone at a conference or you have a scheduled call, you can use specific tactics to have a more meaningful conversation.”

Summer Surge In College Unemployment: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It

“Every summer, a rise in unemployment frightens college graduates as they venture into the job market. This rise in unemployment, however, is cyclical and, as such, predictable. This study analyses the summer surge and includes recommendations for college students who are getting ready to graduate.”

Make Your Work More Meaningful

“Critically important to performance and well-being, meaning is what makes people thrive. And conversely, a lack of it undermines people’s ability to function on many levels, from job performance to mental and physical health. But how many people truly experience their work as meaningful?”

4 Types of Basic Value Propositions

“Align your business model to the real reason customers buy from you, rather than somebody else.”

5 Unasked Interview Questions You Must ‘Answer’ to Get Hired

“Savvy interviewers evaluate you in terms of five questions they ask themselves but never bring to your attention. How you act and respond to the verbalized questions will determine how they respond to these real, but unspoken, ones.”

8 Secrets of Hiring Managers

“Hiring managers see a lot of job applicants make the same mistakes over and over again, many of which are easily preventable if only applicants knew how hiring managers operate. Here are eight things that hiring managers wish all job candidates knew.”

7 Success Lessons It’s Never Too Late to Learn

“Life’s lessons don’t always come when we want them. But these 7 tips for success are worthy teachings at any age.”

Nightvision: Timelapse Video by Luke Shepard

“Nightvision is a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe. Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way.” (Vimeo 3:37).

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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