Workforce Development News – Oct. 20, 2014

By on October 20, 2014
Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

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Missouri Community Colleges Receive $19.7 Million Grant to Train Workers for STEM Careers

MoSTEMWINs will train Missourians for jobs in transportation, manufacturing, information technology, health services/health sciences, and science support using a $19.7 million U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2014/missouri-community-colleges-receive-19-7-million-grant-train-workers-stem-careers/

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

“The more successful an organization, the more likely it will continue to do what has made it successful in the past and resist breakthrough innovations. Leaders can try to make corporate cultures more receptive to innovation.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/getting-people-to-believe-in-something-they-cant-yet-imagine/

Highly Educated, Unemployed and Tumbling Down the Ladder

“For people with masters and even doctoral degrees, long-term unemployment is especially insidious. At best, these formerly high-earning professionals face the prospect of a years-long climb back to their former level of income and stature, while they delay retirement to rebuild their decimated nest eggs.”
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/in-plain-sight/highly-educated-unemployed-tumbling-down-ladder-n219451

What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020

“Drucker declared that increasing the productivity of knowledge workers was ‘the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century.’ Judging from the way most of our institutions are run, we are still struggling to catch up with the reality Drucker foresaw. So how should managers alter their approaches to fit the times?”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/what-peter-drucker-knew-about-2020/

10 Powerful Habits of Highly Effective Leaders

“Today’s most-successful leaders didn’t get that way by accident. They learned and applied the habits of great leadership. You can too.”
http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/10-powerful-habits-of-highly-effective-leaders.html

13 Charts That Explain Why Your College Major Matters

“Evidence suggests that it’s your major, not your college, that makes the biggest difference – at least when it comes to whether you find a job, how much money you make, and maybe even how happy you are in the office.”
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/7/6910485/13-charts-that-explain-why-your-college-major-matters

The Benefits of Giving Away What Your Company Knows

“Generative companies are designing their business practices, their relationships, and their business models so that the work they do to grow their own businesses helps their stakeholders grow too. Generative practices invite businesses to take a ‘pay it forward’ posture and become generous citizens of their networks.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/the-benefits-of-giving-away-what-your-company-knows/

How to Write A Professional Thank-You Note

“Sending a thank-you note involves more than just shooting off a quick email. Follow these steps to craft one that shows how professional and memorable you are.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/48881.aspx

49 Dumb Things Bosses Really Said

“A definitive collection of monumentally silly things allegedly said by real-life bosses.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/49-dumb-things-bosses-really-said.html

Boston Layer-Lapse by Julian Tryba

“Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In this layer-lapse, different parts of the scenes move through time at different rates and times of day to create a gorgeous effect.” (Vimeo 2:38).
http://vimeo.com/108792063

If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” – Katy Perry

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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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