Workforce Development News – Feb. 24, 2014

By on February 24, 2014
Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

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9 Things Great Leaders Say Every Day

“People judge you by what you do – and by what you say. Here are nine phrases that should roll off your lips every single day.”
http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/9-things-great-leaders-say-every-day.html

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

“Networking is possibly the most valuable professional activity we can undertake. But too often, we’re inadvertently sabotaging our own best efforts by misreading power dynamics, failing to give first, and not making our value proposition clear.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/three-mistakes-to-avoid-when-networking/

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set

“Step One: Stop focusing on the actual goal.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/an-nearly-foolproof-way-to-achieve-every-goal-you-set-wed.html

Infographic: 17 Must-Have Features on Your LinkedIn Profile

“Does your profile list ways for people to contact you outside of LinkedIn? Do you feature examples of your work? If not, your profile isn’t as effective as it could be.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47950.aspx

How To Answer The Five Most Common Interview Questions

“When going into an interview, it’s important to know what questions to expect and how to approach them.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2014/02/18/how-to-answer-the-five-most-common-interview-questions/

8 Conversational Habits That Kill Credibility

“If you avoid these common errors, you’ll be more believable and command more respect.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-conversational-habits-that-kill-credibility.html

8 Ways Companies Can Attract the Best Job Candidates

“What an organization needs to do and offer to recruit qualified applicants.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/02/19/8-ways-companies-can-attract-the-best-job-candidates

Infographic: 71 Percent of Employees Are Not Engaged in Their Work

“Here are three reasons why, as well as some ways to re-engage the employees at your organization.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47961.aspx

8 Simple Truths About Business

“Regardless of whether you run the business or toil in the mailroom, these are the survival skills you need to master.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-simple-truths-about-business.html

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

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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