Workforce Development News – Jan. 6, 2014

By on January 6, 2014
Overcome the Barriers to Confidence

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6 Fundamentals That Can Make You A Better Manager In 2014

“Management is a complex endeavor requiring a diverse skill set. Mastery of fundamentals provides a solid foundation on which to build everyday operations.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2014/01/01/6-fundamentals-that-can-make-you-a-better-manager-in-2014/

Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence

“Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome. It is not a personality trait; it is an assessment of a situation that sparks motivation. It’s not confidence itself that produces success; it’s the investment and the effort.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/overcome-the-eight-barriers-to-confidence/

Five Reasons to Be Hopeful About the US Economy in 2014

“After years of post-crisis malaise, the stars look to be aligning for the US economy in 2014. Here’s why, according to Wall Street’s economy watchers.”
http://qz.com/163315/five-reasons-to-be-hopeful-about-the-us-economy-in-2014/

7 Steps for Putting Ideas Into Action

“Brainstorming is only a first step to innovation. What matters more are execution and implementation. All of the above may seem obvious. Yet many companies struggle with it.”
http://www.inc.com/ilan-mochari/7-steps-ideas-into-action.html

Why Workforce Development Professionals Should Care About Middle-Skill or Middle-Wage Jobs

“Middle-wage jobs are not growing as fast as low-wage and high-wage jobs. There is a direct connection here to the issue of the ‘skills gap.’ Many of the people already have 80% of the skills that they need for their next job. We have to help them fill the gap in their skills.”
http://www.economicmodeling.com/2014/01/02/why-workforce-development-professionals-should-care-about-middle-skill-or-middle-wage-jobs/

The Five People Who Determine Your Success

“Anyone who has accomplished anything of significance didn’t do it alone. Neither should you.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2013/12/30/the-five-people-who-determine-your-success/

Long Time Gone

“Can American labour policies face the challenge of long-term joblessness?”
http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21592624-can-american-labour-policies-face-challenge-long-term-joblessness-long-time-gone

8 Job Hunting Tips for the New Year

“Remind yourself of these common sense tips now and throughout the months ahead:”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/12/31/8-job-hunting-tips-for-the-new-year

The 10 Most Cringe-Worthy SEO Myths

“What are the biggest lies about search engine optimization?”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/47702.aspx

14 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

“Fourteen quotes to not just stick on the wall…but to inspire actions that lead to greater success in 2014.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/14-inspirational-quotes-for-2014-mon.html

Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle, and best at the end.” – Robin S. Sharma

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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