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Workforce Development News – May 19, 2014
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“Are you a great leader or just a mere manager? Here’s how to tell the difference.”
“No one likes picking up someone else’s slack. But when a colleague leaves early, misses deadlines, and doesn’t give 100% to a project, it can be difficult to determine the best course of action.”
“Want to make a better first impression and engender positive feelings that last a long time? Focus on what you say as much as what you do.”
“These suggestions are simple, yet often overlooked. For example, be clear and concise, make sure meetings aren’t a waste of time, and modify your message for your audience.”
“The very best managers think differently about the nature of the workplace, company, and team dynamics.”
“No one person will ever have all the answers. To promote inclusion and reap its rewards, leaders should embrace a selfless leadership style.”
“Are you frustrated because hiring managers aren’t calling you about positions you’ve applied for? Have you applied for dozens – if not hundreds – of jobs, with zero response? It’s a tough market out there, but there might be some mistakes you’re making that aren’t helping your case.”
“You’ve found the perfect job for which to apply. Of course, the first thing you want to do is impress the employer. In fact, you want to make such a great first impression they can’t turn you down. So what do you do?”
“You’re going to have to live frugally for a while, getting a diploma does not mean you’ll get a job, and real-world experience trumps GPA.”
What do people want from brands on Twitter? Writing great Tweets. Frequency of Tweets. And timing it right.
“Life is short. Use a sense of urgency to make the most of your time.”
Navajo for Milky Way or “That Which Awaits the Dawn,” this timelapse video by Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic captures the intense beauty of the Grand Canyon National and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Parks. (Vimeo, 4:00).
“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” – John C. Maxwell