Workforce Development News – Feb. 11, 2013

By on February 11, 2013
How to Create a Positive Attitude

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How to Create a Positive Attitude

“A positive attitude is never automatic. You have to work at it! Here’s how to become a master of the mind.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-create-a-positive-attitude.html

Saying You Can’t Find Talent Is Like Saying You Can’t Find Anything to Watch on TV

“49% of current U.S. employers, according to a study, cannot find qualified people for their open positions. When you hear this statistic you perhaps jump to the conclusion that if companies can’t find qualified people, then qualified people must not exist. Hence, a talent shortage must exist. This is flawed thinking.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/02/05/saying-you-cant-find-talent-is-like-saying-you-cant-find-anything-to-watch-on-tv/

Don’t Let Strategy Become Planning

“Most people see strategy as an exercise in producing a planning document. In this conception, strategy is manifested as a long list of initiatives with timeframes associated and resources assigned — it’s just a fancily-worded budget. Strategy is not planning — it is the making of an integrated set of choices that collectively position the firm in its industry so as to create sustainable advantage relative to competition and deliver superior financial returns.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/dont_let_strategy_become_plann.html

Attend the Information Technology Insights Seminar March 7

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group will sponsor an information technology industry insights seminar 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 7, at the STLCC Corporate College. Registration for the workshop is $49 and includes breakfast. To register, contact the STLCC Continuing Education department at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/information-technology-insights-seminar-march-7-2013/

9 Hidden Qualities of Stellar Bosses

“What your employees see you doing matters. But often it’s what they can’t see that matters more.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/9-hidden-qualities-of-remarkable-bosses-mon.html

How Poor Leaders Become Good Leaders

“It’s done by improving their ability to execute nine particular leadership skills:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/how_poor_leaders_become_good_l.html

15 Tips For Landing – And Acing – A Job Interview

“Talk about teamwork, be prepared to discuss your weaknesses, don’t forget to interview the interviewer:”
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/020413-15-tips-for-landing-and-266401.html

Build a Winning Team Dynamic

“Success in any organization is based upon its employees and their ability to work together as a team. As much as any manager would love for this to happen organically, it takes a lot of work to get individuals at various levels with divergent personalities and skill sets all operating as a cohesive whole. These seven tips will generate teamwork in any organization.”
http://www.inc.com/michael-olguin/build-a-winning-team-dynamic.html

Free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

“If you’re new to Office 2013, these printable guides contain useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots to help you find your way around.”
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/office-2013-quick-start-guides-HA103673669.aspx

Cheat Sheets If You’re Still Using Office 2010:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236309/Office_2010_Cheat_Sheets_Find_your_way_around_Word_Excel_and_more

Just Call Someone Already

“There’s a technological marvel that, instead of forcing you to communicate with others in writing, actually allows you to hear other people’s voices and words — you can even hear the tone and volume of their voices! And wonder of wonders, they can hear you! Across any distance! It’s incredible! Not many people use the device today, but it’s truly in a class by itself for productive communication.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/pallotta/2013/02/just-call-someone-already.html

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

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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