Workforce Development News – Nov. 13, 2017

By on November 13, 2017
How to Stay Focused With Multiple Projects, Small-Business Owners Still Upbeat but Worried About Hiring, Changing Face of America’s Veteran Population, Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing Four Tensions, Is Execution Where Good Strategies Go to Die?, Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies, Most Useful Things You Can Do in Excel, Do What You Do Best Every Day

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How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

“To better manage your time, try prioritizing and sequencing your work. To better manage your stress, try setting and communicating expectations. And to better optimize your development, try blocking out time for actual learning.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/how-to-stay-focused-if-youre-assigned-to-multiple-projects-at-once

U.S. Small-Business Owners Still Upbeat, but Worried About Hiring

“One apparent byproduct of the nation’s improved economy is greater difficulty in finding and keeping good workers.”
http://news.gallup.com/poll/221765/small-business-owners-upbeat-worried-hiring.aspx

The Changing Face of America’s Veteran Population

“The share of the U.S. population with military experience is declining. Gulf War-era veterans now account for the largest share of all U.S. veterans.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/11/10/the-changing-face-of-americas-veteran-population/

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

“Getting strategy done well often calls for trade-offs. Companies that can achieve a balance between opposing forces are far more likely to realize successful strategies that endure.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/good-strategy-execution-requires-balancing-4-tensions

Is Execution Where Good Strategies Go to Die?

“Four major gaps between vision and implementation.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/is-execution-where-good-strategies-go-to-die

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

“A real strategy involves a clear set of choices that define what the firm is going to do and what it’s not going to do. Many strategies fail to get implemented because they do not represent such a set of clear choices. And many so-called strategies are in fact goals.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/many-strategies-fail-because-theyre-not-actually-strategies

The 10 Most Useful Things You Can Do in Excel

“Conditional Formatting, PivotTables, Paste Special, Add Multiple Rows, Absolute References, Print Optimization, Extend formula across/down, Flash Fill, Index-Match, and Filters.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/excel-tips-and-tricks-2017-11

Want Better Health? Do What You Do Best Every Day

“Employees who frequently have the opportunity to do what they do best are more productive, happier and healthier.”
http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/221246/better-health-best-every-day.aspx

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

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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