Workforce Development News – Nov. 11, 2013

By on November 11, 2013
Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems

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The 4 Most Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems

“As leaders, the goal is to minimize the occurrence of problems – which means we must be courageous enough to tackle them head-on before circumstances force our hand. You know that you have great leadership in your organization when problem solving becomes a seamless process that enables the people and the organization to grow and get better. If problem solving creates chaos, you may have a serious leadership deficiency.”

55 Ways to Be a Better Manager

“Here are quick and easy ways to take your leadership skills to the next level. Let them inspire you, and you’ll soon be more productive than ever.”

The Jobs and Metros on the Rise: America’s Job Outlook by Wage Level

“75% of the 165 occupations expected to lose jobs nationally are in the mid-wage category. Only two of the 20 projected fastest-growing occupations that typically require a bachelor’s degree fall in the mid-wage range. The rate of high-wage job creation is projected to increase the next five years. Low-wage growth is a natural corollary to high-wage growth; the more well-paying sectors that a region has, the more service-based, low-wage sectors will follow. But low-wage growth is a troubling signal for metros where bottom-tier jobs make up the preponderance of employment growth.”

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

“Everyone wants more time. Efficiency is one way of adding minutes or hours to your day.”

How to Turn Around Nearly Anything

“The key is to spot symptoms of decline before they accumulate, and then shift toward the actions that build positive momentum.”

How To Give Original Answers To 7 Cliché Interview Questions

“Your answers to the cliché questions say a lot about you. They can make or break your chance at landing the job. The strongest answers are unique and will give you a leg up in the competition.”

14 Things To Look For When You Go In For A Job Interview

“Paying close attention to the workplace and people will allow you to get a better sense of the company culture, and in turn, can help you determine whether it’s a good fit for you.”

Why Don’t More People Want a Job?

“34.3% of Americans over age 16 say they don’t want a job, up from about 30% 20 years ago.”

Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age

“Questions for any manager trying to cope with ‘the complexities of size, markets, products and technologies.'”

11 Sure Signs You’ve Been Hacked

“Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here’s what to do when you’ve been 0wned.”

How to Add Humor to Your Speech

“You may not think you’re a natural, but anyone can learn how to be funny. Just follow these tips.”

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

“We can’t always make the right decision, but we can make every decision right.”

Action expresses priorities.” – Gandhi

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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