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Workforce Development News – Jan. 26, 2015
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“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.”
“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?
“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.”
“Set yourself apart as a great leader by emulating and cultivating the following 12 traits of genuine leadership.”
“You don’t have to wait until you’re the boss to act like a leader.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Many experienced professionals have a lot to say about their backgrounds, but experts recommend keeping communication succinct and on point.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It’s more efficient, but juggling tasks can spark creativity.”
“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