Workforce Development News – Feb. 19, 2013

By on February 19, 2013
Qualities of Uber-Productive People

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7 Qualities of Uber-Productive People

“They work hard, and they work smart. But highly productive people also tend to think about their work differently from everyone else.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/7-qualities-of-uber-productive-people.html

Why You Never Finish Your To-Do Lists at Work (and How to Change That)

“Almost 90% of professionals admitted they’re unable to accomplish all the tasks on their to-do list by the end of an average workday. Here are five tricks to increase your productivity and help yourself actually make it through your list.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2013/02/10/why-you-never-finish-your-to-do-lists-at-work-and-how-to-change-that/

Embrace Work-Life Imbalance

“Are workaholics greedy and selfish people who are bound to die from a heart attack? Overworking is really only possible if you are not having fun at work. By the same token, any amount of work will be dull if you are not engaged, or if you find your work unfulfilling.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/embrace_work-life_imbalan.html

Six Ways To Get Things Done When You’re Not The Boss

“Achieving your goals in today’s workplace is about the right behaviors–not the right job titles. It’s possible to get results from people who don’t report to you; influence colleagues in differing roles or generations; and lead initiatives without being the boss. These steps can help you create a natural following.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2013/02/08/six-ways-to-get-things-done-when-youre-not-the-boss/

Give Killer Presentations

“Most presentations are boring and forgettable. But why?”
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236645/Give_killer_presentations_Think_like_a_writer

Attend the Information Technology Insights Seminar March 7, 2013

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/

Before You Innovate, Ask the Right Questions

“Defining a managerial approach to innovation starts with developing a better understanding of the problem we need to solve. I’ve found asking two basic questions can be enormously helpful.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/before_you_innovate_ask_the_ri.html

Your Innovation Problem Is Really a Leadership Problem

“Too many companies use point solutions to address a systematic challenge. Leaders need to match innovation rhetoric with personal involvement and investment.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/anthony/2013/02/your_innovation_problem_is_really_a_leadership.html

How To Size Images On Social Media: A Cheat Sheet

“Take the pain out of adding images to your brand’s social media accounts. Follow this easy guide to sizing images.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46209.aspx

How to Build a LinkedIn Company Page

“LinkedIn Company Pages are a free and effective way to enhance your web presence, allowing customers to find, follow and engage with you. Follow these steps to get your Company Page up and running.”
http://www.cio.com/article/728384/How_to_Build_a_LinkedIn_Company_Page

Your Job Ads Are Driving Away Talent

“The other day I read one that began promisingly enough with, ‘If you’re ready to work hard on a top-drawer team of hard-chargers, keep reading’ and then went on to list twenty-two tedious, ‘Essential Job Qualifications’ that could only serve to eliminate any actual top-drawer candidates who bothered to apply.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/your_job_ads_are_driving_talen.html

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” – Abraham Lincoln

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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