Workforce Development News – Jan. 2, 2013

By on January 2, 2013
Happy New Year 2013

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

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8 Ways to Be Innovative (Even if You’re Not)

“Can’t be creative on demand? Not many people can. Fortunately, it’s a skill you can improve.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-ways-to-be-innovative-even-if-youre-not.html

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

“Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? If you’re a manager, here are three policies worth promoting:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/03/the-magic-of-doing-one-thing-a.html

6 Habits of Remarkably Likeable People

“They’re charming. They’re genuine. And they can make an entire room full of people smile.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/6-habits-of-remarkably-likeable-people.html

Reinventing You at STLCC

Adult learners share how STLCC helped them reinvent and reinvest in themselves by building skills for new careers. Hear from non-traditional students of the Workforce Solutions Group who are securing a new career path through the award winning Patient Care Technician accelerated program, learning advanced manufacturing applications at the Center for Innovation, and building new skills at the MET Center, a unique community based partnership that helps individuals prepare for re-entry into the workforce.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2012/workforce-student-success-stories/

The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits In The New Year

“Here are ten easy tips to make your resolution stick.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2012/12/28/the-secret-to-breaking-bad-habits-in-the-new-year/

Get Ready for the New Workforce

“For the next 19 years, 10,000 people per day will turn 65 years old, and (presumably) retire shortly thereafter.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2012/12/get-ready-for-the-new-workforc.html

The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness

“People who are able to make life change have a sufficient dose of clarity, confidence, courage and commitment. Those four ingredients can make all the difference between a miserable life and a brilliant one.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2012/12/28/the-8-most-damaging-excuses-people-make-for-their-unhappiness/

8 Reasons Why You Never Hear Back After Applying for a Job

“Is it you, is it them, or is it just something every candidate must prepare for in the hiring process?”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2012/12/8-reasons-why-you-never-hear-back-after-applying-for-a-job.html

Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

“Study successful people long enough and you start to pick up on the resolutions they seem to consistently make. Here are my favorites:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemaddock/2012/12/30/ten-resolutions-the-most-successful-people-make-and-then-keep/

Daily Promises That Create Motivation

“These are the personal values that make me and keep me motivated.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/daily-promises-that-create-motivation.html

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” – Norman Schwarzkopf

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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