Workforce Development News – Sept. 29, 2014

By on September 29, 2014
Tips for New Team Leaders

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5 Tips for New Team Leaders

“Being new is rarely easy, but if you’ve taken the time to be a learner and to get to know your team, chances are they will follow you when you step up and lead.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/5-tips-for-new-team-leaders/

Managing People from 5 Generations

“Whether this multi-generational workplace feels happy and productive or challenging and stressful is, in large part, up to you: the boss.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/managing-people-from-5-generations/

Disruption: The Key to Meet Today’s Customer Needs

“Today’s customers know exactly what they want. To meet these demands, organizations will have to shake up development strategies and collaborate across business silos.”
http://www.clomedia.com/articles/5796-disruption-the-key-to-meet-todays-customer-needs

Most People Don’t Want to Be Managers

“Only about one-third of workers (34%) said they aspire to leadership positions – and just 7% strive for C-level management.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/most-people-dont-want-to-be-managers/

8 Things Really Great Problem Solvers Do

“We are all faced with challenges. Some people navigate difficulty better than others. Here’s how they do it.”
http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/8-things-really-great-problem-solvers-do.html

How To Answer The Question ‘What’s Your Greatest Weakness?’

“It’s an unspeakably rude question for one person to ask another. We don’t hear the impoliteness in this question on a job interview, because we’ve been trained to think it’s normal for recruiters and hiring managers to ask job-seekers very personal things.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/09/25/how-to-answer-the-question-whats-your-greatest-weakness/

17 Quick Wins to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Right Away

“Take a few minutes to knock a few of these off your list, and you’re likely to see gains that go above and beyond the time you’ve invested.”
https://blog.bufferapp.com/quick-wins-social-media-marketing

11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Perfect Your Twitter Profile

“Every day, your customers face a fusillade of demands for their attention. Spend an hour fine-tuning seemingly trivial tactics like your bio, and you’ll convert some of these drive-by visitors into avid followers.”
http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2364822/11-things-you-can-do-right-now-to-perfect-your-twitter-profile

The 2 Minutes That Create Success

“A simple method to train your mind to experience more happiness and success, at work and in life.”
http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-daily-questions-that-make-you-happy.html

There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

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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