Workforce Development News – June 24, 2013

By on June 24, 2013
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Becoming a Better Judge of People

“How do we get better at sizing up first impressions, at avoiding hiring mistakes, at correctly picking (and not missing) rising stars?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/tjan/2013/06/becoming-a-better-judge-of-peo.html

5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t

“We all recognize great leadership when we see it, but many fail to see what it is that actually makes the leader great.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2013/06/17/5-transitions-great-leaders-make-that-average-leaders-dont/

What Inspiring Leaders Do

“The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire. Yet, when you talk with leaders who want to be more inspiring, you often get a deer-in-the-headlights reaction. They simply do not know what to do.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/what_inspiring_leaders_do.html

8 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew

“Want to get on your boss’s good side and do better at work? One way is to understand her perspective, and the perspective of a manager can be very different from yours as an employee.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/06/17/8-things-your-boss-wishes-you-knew

Infographic: Inside the Mind of a Successful Manager

“Sixty percent of employees say they would work harder if they had better relationships with their managers.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46869.aspx

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned at Work

“These ten simple truths about life and business were extracted from years of working with people and ideas.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/top-10-things-ive-learned-at-work.html

Attend the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce – August 7, 2013

Where are the jobs in our region? Why is there a skills gap in St. Louis? What’s the labor market value of degrees and certificates? How do online degrees compare with traditional degrees? Do employers prefer an experienced worker over a highly-skilled new graduate? How will the Affordable Care Act affect employment levels? All of these questions and more will be discussed at the 2013 State of St. Louis Workforce Seminar.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/attend-august-7-2013-state-st-louis-workforce-event/

3 Steps to Create an Awesome Customer Experience

“Good or great is acceptable for some, but consistently striving for awesome will prevent you from being mediocre.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/make-a-mediocre-experience-awesome-3-steps.html

Battle-Tested Tips for Effective Explanations

“You can become a better explainer and use explanation skills to solve problems and motivate others to care about your message.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/06/battle-tested_tips_for_effecti.html

9 Techniques for Simplifying Your Day

“Prioritizing your tasks, saying ‘no,’ and allowing time to just breathe can help you work more efficiently—and ease your stress.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46861.aspx

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part 2

More beautiful and amazing entries in the 25th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/06/part-2-of-the-2013-national-geographic-traveler-photo-contest/100539/

Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

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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