Workforce Development News – Dec. 9, 2013

By on December 9, 2013
Things Really Thoughtful Leaders Do

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6 Things Really Thoughtful Leaders Do

“They are the ones who stand out because of the way they treat people, manage their careers, and measure up against challenging goals.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/6-things-really-thoughtful-leaders-do.html

Stay Interviews: An Essential Tool for Winning “The War to Keep Your Employees”

“The complete guide on how to use stay interviews to improve retention.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/12/02/stay-interviews-an-essential-tool-for-winning-the-war-to-keep-your-employees/

Who’s Hiring (and Who Isn’t) in Five Charts

“Cyclical fluctuations have a big impact on employment, and the worst recession in 75 years has an especially big impact. But over time it still pales next to secular shifts in the economy. Here’s how things have gone for the main broad job categories since 1980.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/whos-hiring-and-who-isnt-in-five-charts/

Great Leaders Trust Themselves…And You

“Trust is a fascinating thing. You can’t see it, count it, put your hands on it – but its presence or absence is key to success.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2013/12/06/great-leaders-trust-themselves-and-you/

The Five Superpowers of Marketing

“Today’s top marketers are combining technology and teamwork to generate extraordinary results.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/the-five-superpowers-of-marketing/

10 Tips for Spotting a Phishing Email

“Phishing emails insinuate themselves into inboxes year-round, but the holidays bring out a rash of new scams. Help your users spot ‘fishy’ emails.”
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-tips-for-spotting-a-phishing-email/

The 30-Second Rule: How to Create Unforgettable Presentations

“Great presentations are well-organized, flow logically from one idea to another, and ultimately leave the audience leave feeling rewarded and enlightened. All well and good, but if you don’t hook your audience in the first 30 seconds, all your careful preparation may be for naught.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/the-30-second-rule-how-to-create-unforgettable-presentations.html

8 Effective Ways to Practice a Speech

“Mentally running through your slides doesn’t count as practice. Here’s what does.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47643.aspx

8 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Body Language

“Sometimes how you move matters more than what you say.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-powerful-ways-to-improve-your-body-language.html

Infographic: 10 Body Language Tips Every Speaker Must Know

“Tips on everything from how to get the audience to like you, to how to make yourself feel more confident, to how to make sure the audience remembers your points.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47605.aspx

Stop Me Before I “Innovate” Again!

“Words matter — in business and in life. I’ve always found that companies that aspire to do extraordinary things, leaders who aim to challenge the limits of what’s possible in their fields, develop a ‘vocabulary of competition’ that captures the impact they’re trying to have, the difference they’re trying to make, the future they’re hoping to create. Almost none of these companies and leaders use the word ‘innovation’ to describe their strategy — implicitly or explicitly, they understand that it has been sapped of all substance.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/stop-me-before-i-innovate-again/

9 Things Happy, Successful People Choose to Ignore

“What do we all need to ignore more often?”
http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/11/29/9-things-happy-successful-people-choose-to-ignore/

It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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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