Workforce Development News – Dec. 23, 2013

By on December 23, 2013
Things Every Successful Person Has In Common

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14 Things Every Successful Person Has In Common

Discover the common traits of 1,200 successful CEOs, celebrities, authors, and politicians.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2013/12/17/14-things-every-successful-person-has-in-common/

The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014

The Hottest Recruiting Opportunities for 2014, Currently Impactful Trends That Will Continue to Remain Important, The Biggest Strategic Recruiting Challenges, Areas That Will Continue to Diminish in Importance, and Trends That Won’t Peak Until 2015 and Beyond.
Part 1
http://www.ere.net/2013/12/09/the-top-25-recruiting-trends-problems-and-opportunities-for-2014-part-1-of-2/
Part 2
http://www.ere.net/2013/12/16/the-top-25-recruiting-trends-problems-and-opportunities-for-2014-part-2-of-2/

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

“There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/the-seven-imperatives-to-keeping-meetings-on-track/

14 Ways To Be Better At Your Job In 2014

“With a new year approaching, many people have an ‘out with the old and in with the new’ mentality—and work is usually a big part of that.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/12/16/14-ways-to-be-better-at-your-job-in-2014/

What to Do When Praise Makes You Uncomfortable

“Giving a meaningful thank you is its own art form. But accepting praise? That can be even more complicated.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/what-to-do-when-praise-makes-you-uncomfortable/

How to Be a Networking Star in 2014

“Networking is one of the most common ways to get to know people and interact with them. So how do you connect with the people who are critical to the growth and success of your business?”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/12/19/how-to-be-a-networking-star-in-2014

7 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make on Your LinkedIn Profile

“There are several reasons your profile is a mess: Lack of involvement in groups, a paucity of recommendations, and plain, old neglect to name a few. Oh, and ditch that photo of you at the monster truck rally.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47717.aspx

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

“Working out which types of leaders you have on your team can work wonders for your effectiveness as a group. It helps you to recognize how you and your colleagues can individually make their best contributions.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/the-eight-archetypes-of-leadership/

9 Ways to Turn a Frustrating Day Into a Great One

“Having one of those days where nothing is moving the right way? Here are nine ways to turn it around.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/9-ways-to-turn-a-frustrating-day-into-a-great-one.html

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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