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Workforce Development News – Sept. 16, 2013
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
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“We live in an era of self-celebration. Fame is equated with success, and being self-referential has become the norm. But the best way to project convincing self-confidence, authenticity, and wisdom is through humility.”
“It’s fulfilling to have people think highly of you. But beyond that, a great reputation can give you tangible payoffs, in the form of job offers, higher salaries, better project assignments and the security of knowing that you’ll have somewhere to go when you’re ready to move.”
“Companies have long emphasized touchpoints—the many critical moments when customers interact with the organization and its offerings on their way to purchase and after. But it diverts attention from the bigger — and more important—picture: the customer’s end-to-end journey.”
“Brilliant people and companies simplify; others complicate. The winning teams always execute the fundamentals better. Are you and your company doing the fundamentals better than the competition?”
“There’s no single roadmap for effective management; there are innumerable ways to accomplish what needs to be done. But there are different roads to travel to get where you need to go, and some roads are smoother and more direct than others.”
“Since you can’t possibly do it all yourself, you’ll need to teach other people how. Here is a 5-step process sure to pass on your knowledge and skills.”
“Poor leaders produce disgruntled, unengaged employees. Great leaders do the opposite — they produce highly committed, engaged, and productive employees. And the difference is cavernous.”
“Ninety-two percent of 500 top executives surveyed said there’s a job skills gap. And of that overwhelming majority, nearly half believed the gap was in ‘soft skills’ — communication, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.”
“Want to climb that corporate ladder faster? You’ll need soft skills, your network and plain, old hard work.”
“Come into your interview with stories you can tell which demonstrate the qualities that someone would likely possess to be successful at the role for which you are applying.”
“I was lucky enough to be sent to Rio on assignment to shoot some 4K and 10K timelapse footage for a major electronics manufacturer. This video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot there. Most of the locations are within the city of Rio De Janeiro, but I also traveled to the famous Iguazú Falls on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentinian province of Misiones. In 2011 Iguazú Falls was announced as one of the seven winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation.” (Vimeo, 4:02).
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins