Monthly Archives: September 2013

Back to School Inspires Goal Setting

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Guest Blog by Jenna Giulioni The following post is an article that my 15-year-old daughter wrote for her high school newspaper.  It strikes me that we adults might benefit from this teenage wisdom on how to reach our goals. As the new school year fast approaches, there are two types of people, those praying for summer not to end and those who are looking forward to a fresh new start.  The beginning of the school year is the kid version of the real New Year.  Resolutions are made, although often not as officially.  ‘I’m gonna get all A’s!’ ‘I will …

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Hard Data about the Soft Skills Gap

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 Which of the following do you feel best defines the ‘gap’ in the US workforce skills gap? Lack of soft skills Lack of technical skills Lack of strong leadership skills Lack of computer-based technology skills NA – I don’t think there is a gap in the US workforce This is the question recently asked by Adecco Staffing in a telephone survey of 500 top executives. Disturbingly, 44% of those surveyed reported that the gap they most experience is in soft skills. Employees simply aren’t able to demonstrate sufficient communication, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration to be optimally effective in their …

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