Workforce Development News – Feb. 18, 2014

By on February 18, 2014
How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

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How Successful People Stay Calm

“The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2014/02/06/how-successful-people-stay-calm/

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

“Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you don’t want to do when you are actually supposed to do them?  Not to mention how much happier and more effective you would be?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/how-to-make-yourself-work-when-you-just-dont-want-to/

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

“People who can’t get things done efficiently often commit the same common productivity errors. Don’t let these blunders slow you down.”
http://www.inc.com/john-brandon/7-habits-of-highly-ineffective-people.html

ProductCamp St. Louis 2014 – March 29 at Corporate College

The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College will host ProductCamp St. Louis 2014 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Corporate College. ProductCamp is a free, participant-driven, collaborative “unconference” on topics relevant to anyone who builds, designs, markets or manages a product or service. The theme of ProductCamp St. Louis 2014 is Growth through Innovation and will reach out to product managers, product management teams, business development professionals and executives/owners who are interested in transforming their businesses. Don’t miss your chance to participate in ProductCamp St. Louis 2014, the local “unconference” event of the year.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/productcamp-st-louis-2014-march-29-corporate-college/

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

“Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.”
http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/10-secrets-to-influencing-absolutely-anyone.html

15 Qualities That Will Get You Hired

“Are you the perfect job applicant? When recruiting, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. While we are not born with every desired trait, it is imperative we gain these attributes as we continue in our career and subsequently during our next job search.”
http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/15-qualities-hired/

10 Fastballs and 1 Curveball to Ask Top Candidates

“Spread thoughtful and provocative questions across the interview team. You owe it your company to analyze how the candidate thinks on her feet. Here are 10 questions we may ask to identify rockstars:”
http://www.ere.net/2014/02/13/10-fastballs-and-1-curveball-to-ask-top-candidates

Tackle Conflicts with Conversation

“Effective leadership hinges on how you deal with the tough stuff. But addressing and resolving conflicts requires enormous mental and emotional strength, which is why many of us try to avoid it.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/tackle-conflicts-with-conversation/

14 Powerful Social-Media Sharing Strategies You Aren’t Using

“Build a bigger and more engaged audience by working smarter, not harder.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/14-powerful-social-media-sharing-strategies-you-arent-using.html

Don’t Just Be Happy, Inspire Happiness

“Your employees look to you for lots of things, not the least of which is your ability to create the conditions that help them thrive. New research reveals six vital elements you should focus on.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/dont-just-be-happy-inspire-happiness.html

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Theresa

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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