Workforce Development News – Jan. 14, 2013

By on January 14, 2013
Take Back Your Life

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Take Back Your Life in Ten Steps

“You’re smart, hard-working and good at what you do, but the truth is you also too often feel your life is just a relentless set of demands you have to meet, and too rarely a source of satisfaction. You long to feel more in control of your days, but the reality is you’re frequently racing just to keep up.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2013/01/take-back-your-life-in-ten-ste.html

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

“They’re small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone’s day. Including yours.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-things-extraordinary-people-say-every-day.html

5 Ways You May Be Creating Your Own Job Stress

“When we think of work-life balance we often focus on ways to reduce the stress that our job produces. Our job is part of our life so the more things you can do to make that part of your life work well, the better. The problem is, many people do things to actually create the stress they are trying to deal with and don’t even realize it.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2013/01/5-ways-you-may-be-creating-your-own-job-stress.html

How to Allocate Your Time, and Your Effort

“Your colleagues that zoom ahead of you with seemingly less effort have learned to recognize and excel in what really counts — and to aim for less than perfect in everything else.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/01/how_to_allocate_your_time_and.html

13 Little Things You’re Doing to Sabotage Your Success

“I’m sensitive because I’ve made each of these mistakes. They’re easy to make — and even easier to keep making. Being aware has helped me, and I hope it helps you, too.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brentbeshore/2013/01/08/13-little-things-youre-doing-to-sabotage-your-success/

Attend the Insights Into Biotechnology Industry Seminar February 4, 2013

Join our discussion led by Kelly Gillespie, Executive Director of the Missouri Biotechnology Association as we explore the current environment of the biotech industry and its impact shaping the local economy. Monday, Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Bio-Research Development Growth Park (BRDG), 1005 N. Warson Road Saint Louis, MO 63132. Breakfast included, $49 registration. Call 314-984-7777 for more information or to register.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/biotechnology-industry-insights-seminar-february-4-2013/

The Top 10 Strategic Talent Areas – Where Most Firms Do Nothing

“Here are ten high business impact strategic areas in talent management where almost no firm has a permanent company-wide strategy, plan, and team.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/01/07/the-top-10-strategic-talent-areas-where-most-firms-do-nothing/

10 Simple and Powerful Body Language Tips

“Body language plays a key role in effective leadership communication. Here are ten tips guaranteed to give you a nonverbal advantage:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolkinseygoman/2013/01/07/10-simple-and-powerful-body-language-tips-for-2013/

41 Questions to Ask the Company That Wants to Provide Your Temps

“Perhaps you may want to circle back to your present staffing service and clarify certain points with them, if they were not previously discussed.”
http://www.ere.net/2012/12/31/41-questions-to-ask-the-company-that-wants-to-provide-your-temps/

Smartphones, Silly Users

“As smartphone technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, we can’t fool ourselves into thinking that our lives will automatically benefit. Instead of passively falling into costly behavioral traps, actively manage your mobile matters. Ensure your smartphone doesn’t own you.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/01/smartphones_silly_users.html

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012

“Presented here are the winners from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, captions provided by the photographers.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/winners-of-the-national-geographic-photo-contest-2012/100434/

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” – Siddhartha Gautama

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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