Workforce Development News – Sept. 16, 2013

By on September 16, 2013
Developing Humility as a Leader

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Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader

“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.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/09/six_principles_for_developing.html

How to Build a Great Professional Reputation

“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.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/09/11/how-to-build-a-great-professional-reputation

The Truth About Customer Experience

“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.”
http://hbr.org/2013/09/the-truth-about-customer-experience/ar/1

Fix the Top 5 Online Job Search Frustrations for Applicants

“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?”
http://www.ere.net/2013/09/12/fix-the-top-5-online-job-search-frustrations-for-applicants/

5 Things The Best Managers Do And Don’t Do

“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.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/09/09/5-things-the-best-managers-do-and-dont-do/

How to Teach Anything to Anyone

“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.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/how-to-teach-anything-to-anyone.html

Nice or Tough: Which Approach Engages Employees Most?

“Poor leaders produce disgruntled, unengaged employees. Great leaders do the opposite — they produce highly committed, engaged, and productive employees. And the difference is cavernous.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/nice-or-tough-what-engages-emp/

Jobs Skills Gap: The Basics Become A Problem

“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.”
http://www.cnbc.com/id/101012437

5 Career Secrets to Get Ahead

“Want to climb that corporate ladder faster? You’ll need soft skills, your network and plain, old hard work.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47262.aspx

5 Employee Qualities on Every Employer’s Wish List

“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.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/09/10/5-employee-qualities-on-every-employers-wish-list

Rio: A Timelapse Video by Joe Capra

“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).
http://vimeo.com/73053894

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

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: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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