Workforce Development News – Nov. 25, 2013

By on November 25, 2013
The Focused Leader

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The Focused Leader

“Every leader needs to cultivate a triad of awareness because a failure to focus inward leaves you rudderless, a failure to focus on others renders you clueless, and a failure to focus outward may leave you blindsided.”

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss

“No one intends to be a bad boss. Some just don’t know any better.”

More on the Soft Skill Deficiencies of College Graduates

Join Dr. Nunn, a quoted expert in a recent published article titled The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired, that went viral with mixed public sentiment generating 11,000 Facebook likes, 1,700 tweets, 650 LinkedIn shares and a dozen spin off articles, as he addresses follow-up probing questions such as: What is the best definition of soft skills?, Can soft skills be taught? If so, how? How should soft skills be assessed? What are the factors outside of the classroom that influence non-cognitive development?

The 5 Secrets Of Radical Productivity

“Why do some people always seem to get more done? Why can they complete their to-do lists while you’re left wondering how you’ll ever get things done?”

16 Things a Boss Should Never Say

“If you feel like uttering these remarks, your best strategy is to keep silent.”

How to Conduct a Better Job Interview

“The job interview is no ordinary conversation for either party. It will take nuanced, sophisticated interviewing techniques and acumen on your part to identify the most appropriate person for the job.”

Infographic: How to make sure your résumé makes it past the robots

“If you’re applying for a job, there’s a good chance a machine will scan your résumé before a human being does. Here’s how to ensure your resume gets into the right hands.”

Be Seen as a Leader

“Conventional wisdom says that success comes from having the right attributes, or from being in the right place at the right time. Our research suggests that it is also a matter of being in the right frame of mind at the right time.”

Motivation: Ten Thoughts

“The true difference between success and failure is your ability to get and keep yourself motivated.”

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

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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