Workforce Development News – Jan. 26, 2015

By on January 26, 2015
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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

“Change management means implementing finite initiatives, which may or may not cut across the organization. The focus is on executing a well-defined shift in the way things work. It’s not easy. Transformation is another animal altogether. The overall goal of transformation is not just to execute a defined change — but to reinvent the organization and discover a new or revised business model based on a vision for the future. It’s much more unpredictable, iterative, and experimental.”
https://hbr.org/2015/01/we-still-dont-know-the-difference-between-change-and-transformation

How to Get Useful Feedback from Your Clients

“Feedback is supposed to be descriptive, not prescriptive—listening to clients and customers is always right, but following their demands is mostly wrong.” So how do you get the best feedback?
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/client-feedback/

How Successful People Stay Productive and In Control

“The upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence. The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control—a skill that unleashes massive productivity by keeping you focused and on track.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/01/20/how-successful-people-stay-productive-and-in-control/

12 Significant Ways on Which Great Leaders Are Different Than the Rest of Us

“Set yourself apart as a great leader by emulating and cultivating the following 12 traits of genuine leadership.”
http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/12-significant-ways-in-which-great-leaders-are-different-than-the-rest-of-us.html

10 Tips for Leadership When You’re Not the Boss

“You don’t have to wait until you’re the boss to act like a leader.”
http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/10-tips-for-leadership-when-you-re-not-the-boss.html

6 Insightful Interview Questions Recruiters Should Always Ask

“It’s critical to invest time and energy into the interview questions before the candidate arrives. That way, you can accurately measure one potential hire against another.”
http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2015/01/20/6-insightful-interview-questions-recruiters-always-ask/

Three Things Every Job-Hunter Has To Prove

“Humans hire other people because they believe in their guts that a particular job-seeker knows what they’re up against and can jump in to help them sort it out. Job-seekers shoot themselves in the foot by forgetting why managers hire people in the first place. They hire people because they have to.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2015/01/22/three-things-every-job-hunter-has-to-prove/

Top 5 Interviewing Tips for Experienced Employees

“Many experienced professionals have a lot to say about their backgrounds, but experts recommend keeping communication succinct and on point.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/01/20/top-5-interviewing-tips-for-experienced-employees

10 LinkedIn Mistakes That Will Cost You A Job

“Just as LinkedIn can help you land a job, it can also help you lose out on one. Avoid these no-nos to get yourself one step closer to landing your dream job.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49231.aspx

The 10 Worst Words to Use in Your LinkedIn Profile

“Words make a huge impact…unless they’re overused. So with that in mind, here are the 10 most overused words and phrases from LinkedIn profiles in 2014.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-10-worst-words-to-use-in-your-linkedin-profile.html

The Pros and Cons of Doing One Thing at a Time

“It’s more efficient, but juggling tasks can spark creativity.”
https://hbr.org/2015/01/the-pros-and-cons-of-doing-one-thing-at-a-time

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” – Bruce Springsteen

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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