Workforce Development News – May 6, 2013

By on May 6, 2013
Ways Successful People Approach Their Work

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The 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work

“While one of these matters above all others, it is also the one that takes the longest to achieve.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2013/05/01/the-7-ways-successful-people-approach-their-work/

How to Influence People with Your Ideas

“How do you get your idea heard above all the others competing for attention?” There are six big questions you need to address:
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/how_to_influence_people_with_y.html

Certifiably Employable

“Targeting structural unemployment by improving the scientific, technical and mathematical know-how of American workers.”
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/economy/need-to-know-may-3-2013-certifiably-employable/16860/

The Costs Of Ignoring Employee Engagement

“To some in management, the fact that their workers get a paycheck from the company is the beginning and the end of any consideration they deserve. That attitude will cost you.”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3009012/the-costs-of-ignoring-employee-engagement

5 Ways to Be Productive When the Pressure is On

“When you’re feeling stressed about your to-do list, multitasking is one of the worst things you can do. These five tips will help you stay productive.”
http://www.openforum.com/articles/5-ways-productive-under-pressure/

I’m the Boss! Why Should I Care If You Like Me?

“Many people assume that it’s possible for a person to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, but you may not like the odds. In a study of 51,836 leaders, we found just 27 who were rated at the bottom quartile in terms of likability but in the top quartile in terms of overall leadership effectiveness — that’s approximately one out of 2,000.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/05/im_the_boss_why_should_i_care.html

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

“There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on pitfalls to avoid. You might think you’re doing a good job, but here’s a list of how you might be undermining yourself.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2013/04/26/8-ways-to-undermine-yourself-as-a-leader/

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

“Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your potential and carve your path to the role you want.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2013/05/act-like-a-leader-before-you-a.html

10 Reasons No One Wants You in Their Meetings

“Most meeting derailers don’t realize that their behavior is annoying others.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/01/10-reasons-no-one-wants-you-in-their-meetings

Bad Day? 8 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

“If trying to think yourself into a better mood fails, try doing something instead. Here are eight ideas.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/bad-day-8-ways-to-feel-better-about-yourself.html

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’” – Brian Tracy

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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