Workforce Development News – Feb. 25, 2013

By on February 25, 2013

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

“Successful leaders are able to sustain their success because these 15 things ultimately allow them to increase the value of their organization’s brand – while at the same time minimize the operating risk profile. They serve as the enablers of talent, culture and results.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2013/02/18/the-most-successful-leaders-do-15-things-automatically-every-day/

13 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses

“Extraordinary bosses use these habits to bring out the extraordinary in those around them.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/13-habits-of-extraordinary-bosses.html

Write E-Mails That People Won’t Ignore

“Your clients and colleagues don’t have time to engage fully with every e-mail they get. So how do you earn their attention?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/write_e-mails_that_people_wont.html

13 Things You Should Never Say At Work

“If you want to be perceived as a leader in the workplace, a great place to start is by deliberately choosing to speak words and phrases that are empowering to yourself and others; to use language that captivates, motivates, and inspires; and to communicate a vocal image that conveys clarity, confidence, and credibility.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/02/15/13-things-you-should-never-say-at-work/

13 Ways To Inspire Your Employees

“Motivation and engagement are vital to any organization’s success. Take a look at these techniques for revving up your workforce.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46235.aspx

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/

5 Ways to Build Trust Fast

“Today faith only goes so far. Earning trust is the sure path to success. Here’s five tips for building trust fast.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/brian-halligan-5-ways-to-build-trust-fast.html

12 Ways to Be the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For

“No one will follow if you’re not leading for the right reasons. Talent seeks out other talent. And talented employees want leaders who can open their worlds and make them better. So what kinds of leaders draw and develop the best talent? Generally, they possess many of these qualities:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffschmitt/2013/02/19/12-ways-to-be-the-leader-everyone-wants-to-work-for/

How to Give a Meaningful “Thank You”

“Give that person what I call a ‘Power Thank You.’ This has three parts:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/02/how_to_give_a_meaningful_thank.html

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

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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