Workforce Development News – May 28, 2013

By on May 28, 2013
Why Your Team Matters More Than You

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Why Your Team Matters More Than You

“The success of a business isn’t ensured by an amazing CEO or even the work of a few all-star employees — it’s all about the team. Even without your key players, your business should function without change.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2013/05/22/why-your-team-matters-more-than-you/

How to Give (and Receive) Positive Criticism

“Criticism hurts for most, but given right, it can inspire both the critic and the critiqued. Here are five tips to make your critique a positive experience.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/how-to-give-and-recieve-positive-criticism.html

Employee Engagement: Every Leader’s Imperative

“Over 70 percent of American workers are either actively or passively disengaged from their work. This is a troubling statistic. Leaders have to do better at building employee buy-in and job satisfaction.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2013/05/19/employee-engagement-every-leaders-imperative/

Why You Can’t Get A Job … Recruiting Explained By the Numbers

“Very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. Here are where the job-search ‘roadblocks’ are and how that data-supported insight can help you easily double your chances of landing an interview and a job.”
http://www.ere.net/2013/05/20/why-you-cant-get-a-job-recruiting-explained-by-the-numbers/

Define Your Organization’s Habits to Work More Efficiently

“Our ability to improve the ways we do things depends on defining and shaping our daily habits of mind and practice — our ‘standard work’.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/define_your_organizations_habi.html

12 Tactics For Effective Meetings

“Set these techniques as a protocol to streamline your staffers’ sharing of innovations and information.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/46751.aspx

6 Ways Effective Listening Can Make You A Better Leader

“When employees say they want their voices to be heard, they are really saying they want leaders who will not just hear them, but really listen to them. Leaders who listen are able to create trustworthy relationships that are transparent and breed loyalty.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2013/05/20/6-effective-ways-listening-can-make-you-a-better-leader/

Why Customers Don’t Buy

“The real enemy of salespeople today isn’t their archrivals; it’s no decision. The reasons for this may surprise you.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/why_customers_dont_buy.html

6 Things You Control That Are Impacting Your Job Performance

“Plenty of things impact your work performance that you can’t control. But lots of things impact your work performance that you can control, as well – and too often, people struggling at work neglect to consider these.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/13/6-things-you-control-that-are-impacting-your-job-performance

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

“Too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of bureaucratic power. What, then, are the attributes of individuals who can inspire others and multiply their impact?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/how_to_lead_when_youre_not_in.html

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

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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