Workforce Development News – Oct. 21, 2013

By on October 21, 2013
Help Your People Become Great Managers

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Help Your People Become Great Managers

“It’s always good when you can promote an amazing employee to a management position – but don’t forget to help your new manager excel at leadership. Here’s how.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/help-your-people-become-great-managers.html

The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees

“The most important qualities employers seek are basic teamwork, problem-solving, and the ability to plan and prioritize.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/10/11/the-10-skills-employers-most-want-in-20-something-employees/

Master the 4 Secrets of Awesome Leadership

“Up your leadership game by practicing these four moves.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/master-the-4-secrets-of-awesome-leadership.html

Always, Always, Always Show Up

“We all dream about winning, but it’s the showing up that counts.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/always-always-always-show-up/

3 Things a Great Leader Would Never Say

“Great leadership is hard. Very occasionally, it’s pretty simple – like just not saying dumb things.”
http://www.inc.com/les-mckeown/dumbest-things-you-can-say.html

3 Powerful Reasons to Hire Older Workers

“Companies with diverse employee populations outperform those with less diverse populations.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/3-powerful-reasons-to-hire-older-workers/

12 Most Predictable Things That Will Happen in Your First 3 Months of Blogging

“Employees will doubt you, you’ll run out of ideas for posts, and you’ll want to quit. But fear not. Your blog will survive.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47434.aspx

8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

“To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-ways-to-energize-each-morning.html

How “Dilbert” Practically Wrote Itself

“More than a handful of the comics documented in his legendary workplace strip actually came straight – sometimes verbatim – from his readers’ work-lives, and his own. Scott Adams just made the humdrum funny, and without much exaggeration.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/how-dilbert-practically-wrote-itself/

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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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