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Workforce Development News – Oct. 19, 2015
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“A three phase process for firms to identify and leverage the particular motivators that will maximize their competitive advantage and growth.”
“Becoming a great leader isn’t something that happens overnight, but it can be achieved through discipline, hard work and a commitment to improvement through experience.”
“For any enterprise to be competitive, continuous learning and improvement are key—but not always easy to achieve. Four biases stand in the way:”
“Surveying employees can be an exercise in futility—and can actually damage morale and commitment—unless you commit to take timely action based on the responses.”
“Do you know how to recognize and seize the chances you get to position yourself for a better role, change an untenable situation, or ensure that you’re getting credit for extra work? Focus on these four steps: recognize, prepare, initiate, and navigate.”
“Unforgettable bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish.”
“Which majors are popular for Hispanics around the country and what are their respective annual earnings?”
“The Great Recession, fueled by the crises in the housing and financial markets, was universally hard on the net worth of American families. But even as the economic recovery has begun to mend asset prices, not all households have benefited alike, and wealth inequality has widened along racial and ethnic lines.”
“There are some universal warning signs to watch out for. Hiring candidates whose resumes exhibit these red flags may be a very costly mistake.”
“Learning — by definition — will always feel inauthentic. Identify the problem. State what needs to happen. Offer to help.”
From “Find Your Element,” “Start With Why,” “Purple Cow,” “Tipping Point,” “Getting Things Done,” “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” “The 4-Hour Workweek,” “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” “The Lean Startup,” and “Zero to One.”
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.” – Lawrence Clark Powell