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Workforce Development News – June 2, 2014
A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.
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“In a world of ‘fake it till you make it,’ how can you tell when someone is truly confident-in his or her ideas, plans, and self-and, just as important, that the person’s confidence is justified?”
“Some students use community college as a springboard to a bachelor’s degree or beyond. Others attend community college because they have a specific career in mind, and a short-term certificate or two-year degree is the immediate pathway to landing that job. Either option can make sense depending on students’ short- and long-term goals. But they have different labor market payoffs.”
“Micromanagement is the plague of the technology-driven workplace. Here’s how to spot it and what to do instead.”
“No matter how sound or well-intentioned your ideas, there will always be people inside — and outside — your organization who are going to oppose you. If you keep these simple rules in mind, you’ll learn to navigate conflict more productively.”
“In the lives of busy people, we sometimes forget what’s important. These six questions will help you gain focus and productivity.”
“Just because you land customers doesn’t mean you’ll keep them. Customer Loyalty Expert Ido Gaver shares seven proven ways to assure repeat business.”
“Be bold, be informed, be inventive, be hired.”
“If you remain persistent, network with the right people, and highlight your best qualities, you’ll land a job before you know it.”
“You can find a lot of advice on how to give a big speech in front of a big audience. But more often, you’re probably asked to take just a few minutes to address a smaller group. Here’s how to give a short speech that will leave your audience wanting more.”
“Millennials do not share more content online than other generations. Actually, Baby Boomers do. Find out what other myths you should dismiss.”
“Heartfelt. Sincere. Honest. And incredibly powerful.”
Exceptional and stunning timelapse video by Stephen Locke of a developing supercell storm system at Climax, Kansas on May 10, 2014.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou