Workforce Development News – March 25, 2013

By on March 25, 2013
Great Leaders Never Stop Training

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Why Great Leaders Never Stop Training

“If you think you are done learning, you will fail. Check that: You have failed.”
http://www.inc.com/brent-gleeson/why-great-leaders-never-stop-training.html

Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify

“It’s one of the great contradictions of organizational life: People are great at starting new things — projects, meetings, initiatives, task forces — but have a much harder time stopping the ones that already exist.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/ashkenas/2013/03/why-organizations-are-so-afraid-to-simplify.html

6 Interview Questions That Will Make Any Employer Want To Hire You

“Did you ever think to ask an interviewer why she wouldn’t want to hire you? Such a question could land you your dream job.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46390.aspx

Attend Our April 9 Open House At The Corporate College

Valuable interactions, information, solutions, spaces and a special drawing will all be part of the open house hosted by the Workforce Solutions Group at the Corporate College from 8 am to 6 pm on April 9th. Tour the Corporate College and see why it is the best choice for all your business events; network with our staff and other guests; and attend short presentations throughout the day on a variety of topics.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2013/attend-april-9-open-house-at-corporate-college/

5 Easy Ways To Motivate – And Demotivate – Employees

“Less than 1 in 4 non-management employees is fully engaged. And since an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager is the single most important factor influencing engagement, the responsibility falls to management to improve motivational levels.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/03/18/5-easy-ways-to-motivate-and-demotivate-employees/

Colleges Track Former Students to Boost Degrees

“Project Win-Win, has helped community colleges and four-year schools in Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin find hundreds of ex-students who have either earned enough credits to receive associate degrees or are just a few classes shy of getting them.”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/colleges-track-students-boost-degrees-18749599

20 Ways To Jazz Up Your PowerPoint Presentations

“Here are 20 articles that will help you add some interest and pizzazz to your PowerPoint slides. Your future audiences will thank you.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46377.aspx

How To Be Unforgettable

“We want to be strategically memorable, in the ways that benefit us. It seems all too easy to standout for accidental behavior. Not so good. Being unforgettable in a way that furthers our goals can be approached systematically:”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2013/03/21/how-to-be-unforgettable/

For a Career that Lasts, Build Real Relationships

“Each of us will experience the discomfort of feeling ‘used’ at some point in our careers. The trick is, of course, to keep ourselves open to connection, despite the risk of giving more than we’re getting.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/johnson/2013/03/for-a-career-that-lasts-build.html

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Carl W. Buechner

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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