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Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs?

Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs?

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Becky Frankiwicz  // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. We often hear employers and business leaders lament the unfortunate gap between what students learn in college and what they are actually expected to know in order to be job-ready. This is particularly alarming in light of the large — and still growing […]

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Don’t Let Lazy Managers Drive Away Your Top Performers

Don’t Let Lazy Managers Drive Away Your Top Performers

By Mark C. Bolino and Anthony C. Klotz // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Many people believe that being a good manager only requires common sense, and that it is therefore easy to be one. If this were true, good managers would be commonplace at all levels of more organizations, and as a […]

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The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice

The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice

By Ron Ashkenas and Brook Manville// This article was originally posted on hbr.org. There’s an old story about a tourist who asks a New Yorker how to get to the storied concert venue Carnegie Hall and is told, “Practice, practice, practice.”  Obviously, this is good advice if you want to become a world-class performer — but […]

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What to Do When Personal and Professional Commitments Compete for Your Time

What to Do When Personal and Professional Commitments Compete for Your Time

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. You’re double booked. It’s not just one meeting scheduled over another. It’s something for your family at odds with a work commitment. These situations can trigger guilt and stress. Guilt because you feel like you’re letting others down — no matter what you decide, […]

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How to Diversify Your Professional Network

How to Diversify Your Professional Network

By Amy Nauiokas  // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Diverse networks can foster new ways of thinking by connecting you to people whose viewpoints, insights, resources, and lived experiences differ from your own. Consider a 1985 study by Carnegie Mellon researcher Robert Kelley and Janet Caplan, who analyzed the characteristics of exceptional engineers at Bell Labs. […]

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Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn

By Julia Milner and Trenton Milner // This article was originally posted on hbr.org.   Are you successful at coaching your employees? In our years studying and working with companies on this topic, we’ve observed that when many executives say “yes,” they’re ill-equipped to answer the question. Why? For one thing, managers tend to think they’re coaching when […]

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Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

By Merlijn Venus, Daan Stam, and Daan van Knippenberg // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result […]

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Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

By Audrey Epstein // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. There are lots of compelling reasons to build a better team. Great teams deliver stronger results, faster. They’re more innovative. They challenge you to learn more quickly and to be at your best.  And, let’s face it — they’re simply more fun to work […]

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How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

By Liz Kislik // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected, and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create […]

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