Workforce Development News – Nov. 4, 2013

By on November 4, 2013
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8 Ways To Spot Great Leadership

“What we see all too often in today’s leaders are little more than egocentric talking heads. The best leaders are not interested in who is right, but what is right. They know that their leadership is only as good as their ability to engage, listen, discern, and to act.”

11 Ways to Get a Promotion, According to Bosses

“Blending the social aspects of your culture with the workaday responsibilities of your position (plus a few extra achievements for good measure) will stand you well with the higher-ups.”

How to Pick Your Battles at Work

“Here are five principles to help you decide whether to take on a challenge or leave it alone.”

12 Most Agreeable Ways to Disagree With Co-Workers

“If you disagree with a co-worker, don’t shut down his idea with ‘You’re wrong!’ Try one of these alternatives to spark a constructive discussion.”

Degree Alone Not Enough to Prepare Grads for Workforce

“There is a significant disconnect between what hiring managers value and what students believe to be important to land a job in a chosen field. Fewer than two in five hiring managers say the recent college graduates they have interviewed in the past two years were completely or very prepared for a job in their field of study.”
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Congratulations to Steve Long!

The National Council for Workforce Education recognized Steve Long, Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Solutions at St. Louis Community College for his outstanding, extraordinary service by presenting him with the John F. Grede Board Service Award at their awards luncheon on October 17 during their annual conference.

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

“There is no point in just hoping for a breakthrough idea – what matters is the ability to generate many ideas, discover the right opportunities to develop them, and act with drive and dedication to achieve a meaningful goal.”

8 Things Never to Say During Your Presentation

“Many of these apologies and disclaimers tie in with the cardinal sins of presenting. Solid, thoughtful preparation is your best ally.”

How To Conquer 11 Common Job Search Fears

“Between the economy, interviews, and generational differences, there are a lot of reasons for you to be afraid of the job search. There are plenty more reasons why you can overcome those fears and get ahead of the curve.”

20 Critical Dos and Don’ts of LinkedIn Networking

“LinkedIn is constantly changing. Here is a current list of 20 proper ways to build your network without offending or embarrassing yourself.”

What is the Right Social Media Policy for Your Company?

“Between the extremes lies the proper balance for your brand, culture, workforce, and audience.”

Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you.” – Will Rose

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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