Workforce Development News – May 19, 2014

By on May 19, 2014
Things Great Leaders Always Do

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7 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Managers Always Fear)

“Are you a great leader or just a mere manager? Here’s how to tell the difference.”

How to Deal with a Slacker Coworker

“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.”

19 Words That Will Make People Like You More

“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.”

10 Ways to Improve Employee Communication

“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.”

What Truly Great Bosses Believe

“The very best managers think differently about the nature of the workplace, company, and team dynamics.”

The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders

“No one person will ever have all the answers. To promote inclusion and reap its rewards, leaders should embrace a selfless leadership style.”

It’s Not Them, It’s You: 10 Major Mistakes You’re Making in Your Job Hunt

“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.”

6 Unconventional Ways To Start Your Cover Letter

“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?”

Hard Truths Every College Graduate Must Know

“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.”

A Scientific Guide to Writing Great Tweets: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

What do people want from brands on Twitter? Writing great Tweets. Frequency of Tweets. And timing it right.

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

“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

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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