Workforce Development News – Aug. 11, 2014

By on August 11, 2014
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The Best Leaders “Talk the Walk”

“The best leaders understand the need to ‘walk the talk’ – that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization. But the more time I spend with game-changing innovators and high-performing companies, the more I appreciate the need for leaders to ‘talk the walk’ – that is, to be able to explain, in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-best-leaders-talk-the-walk/

The Unbelievable Truth About Workplace Culture

“Workplace culture is all around us. 96 percent of people believe culture change is needed in their organization. And 51 percent also felt that organizations need a major culture overhaul.”
http://www.recruiter.com/i/the-unbelievable-truth-about-workplace-culture/

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

“Expert technology builders and analysts anticipate robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance.”
http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/08/06/future-of-jobs/

Experts Have No Idea If Robots Will Steal Your Job

“The most obvious takeaway is that a grain of salt is needed whenever prognosticators claim to know which jobs will be automated and which won’t. And while technology may displace workers in the short-term, it does not reduce employment over the long-term.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/experts-have-no-idea-if-robots-will-steal-your-job/

The Great Recession: Kinder to High-Wage Occupations

“Having a degree matters even more during a recession, and getting the right degree matters even more than that.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2014/08/01/the-great-recession-kinder-to-high-wage-occupations/

A Fairer Way of Giving Credit Where It’s Due

“This method seeks to both eliminate resentments and arguments over recognition and foster collaboration toward better results. It includes these four elements:”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/a-fairer-way-of-giving-credit-where-its-due

9 Reasons People Tune You Out (And What to Do Instead)

“If you want to be heard, you should avoid these all-too-common mistakes.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/9-reasons-people-tune-you-out-and-what-to-do-instead.html

Metrics for STEM Women – a Critical Examination of the High-Tech Approach

“High-tech firms have two basic reasons for attempting to hire and retain more STEM women into key roles. If firms want to be transparent and reveal where specifically in their organization that they have succeeded in making sure that STEM women are fairly represented, it’s time for them to develop a more comprehensive metric scorecard. The time to move beyond simple quotas for STEM women and other diverse groups has long ago passed.”
http://www.ere.net/2014/08/04/metrics-for-stem-women-a-critical-examination-of-the-high-tech-approach/

The Most Powerful Ways to Start a Presentation

“The science is clear: People make decisions on the basis of first impressions. As speakers, we need to take advantage of that.”
http://www.inc.com/sims-wyeth/all-s-well-that-begins-well-the-power-of-first-impressions.html

10 Newbie Job Seeker Fails

“Watch out – these mistakes could sink your job search.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/08/06/10-newbie-job-seeker-fails

10 Signs You Definitely Need a Day Off

“When deadlines and opportunities abound, it’s really hard to take a day for yourself. But sometimes, the signs you should are overwhelming.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/10-signs-you-definitely-need-a-day-off.html

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” – John Maxwell

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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