Workforce Development News – August 17, 2015

By on August 17, 2015
Coaching and Actionable Feedback

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6 Ways to Turn Managers into Coaches Again

“Managers have an enormous impact on an organization’s ability to retain and attract top talent, and they remain the preferred, go-to source for passing on knowledge, skills, and insights to others in an organization. By taking the initiative and proactively working to become a better coach, you will elevate not only your own performance, but that of your team, and by extension, your organization.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/6-ways-to-turn-managers-into-coaches-again

10 Behaviors of Real Leaders

“Here are the behaviors we consistently value in our most cherished leaders.”
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249205

Is How You Deliver Feedback Doing More Harm than Good?

“Feedback is key to improving performance. And yet when feedback sessions are poorly delivered, they harm employee engagement and productivity levels. Although almost 70% of feedback recipients will perform above average, 30% of feedback interventions actually hurt performance. Here are five critical signs that you are doing it wrong:”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/is-how-you-deliver-feedback-doing-more-harm-than-good

A 6-Part Structure for Giving Clear and Actionable Feedback

“Structure is a major contributor to successful behavioral change, whether you’re trying to change your own behavior, or your team’s. When either asking for or providing feedback, structure can make the process a positive encounter for both parties.”
https://hbr.org/2015/08/a-6-part-structure-for-giving-clear-and-actionable-feedback

5 Facts About America’s Students

“America’s K-12 students are more racially diverse than ever. Most white students still attend largely white schools. Students today are more likely to stay in school. Math and science has improved, but remains behind students in many other industrialized nations. Millennials are on track to be the most educated generation in history.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/08/10/5-facts-about-americas-students/

Will Your Interview Answers Get You Hired?

“Companies often ask the same five questions. Do you have answers ready that’ll wow them?”
http://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/will-your-interview-answers-get-you-hired.html

8 Crucial Things Interviewers Never Tell Job Candidates

“Qualifications, credentials, and experience are important. But so are other unspoken factors.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-crucial-things-interviewers-never-tell-job-candidates.html

Improve Your Writing to Improve Your Credibility

“People jump to all kinds of conclusions about you when they read documents you have written. They decide, for instance, how smart, how creative, how well organized, how trustworthy, and how considerate you are. And once they have made up their minds, it is hard to get them to see you differently.”
https://hbr.org/2015/07/improve-your-writing-to-improve-your-credibility

6 Things You Absolutely Must Say Today

“They’re small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone’s day. Including yours.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/6-things-you-absolutely-must-say-today.html

We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates

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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