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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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Onboarding Isn’t Enough

Onboarding Isn’t Enough

By Mark Byford, Michael D. Watkins, and Lena Triantogiannis// This article was originally posted on hbr.org.   An executive we’ll call Lucas Jacobsen was ready for a new challenge. So after more than a decade at a Fortune 100 diversified manufacturing firm, where he had risen to lead product development in the power systems division, he decided […]

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How to Handle Interrupting Colleagues

How to Handle Interrupting Colleagues

By Francesca Gino // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. You’re giving a presentation on the company’s strategic direction when one of your colleagues interrupts you. You pause, address his question, and continue with your point — until he interrupts again. Sound familiar? All of us have known colleagues, friends, or romantic partners who seem unable to […]

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How to Respond to an Offensive Comment at Work

How to Respond to an Offensive Comment at Work

By Amy Gallo // This article was originally posted on hbr.org. Your colleague says something that immediately makes you feel uncomfortable. He thinks he’s just being funny, but the comment is inappropriate — maybe even offensive, sexist, or racist. What should you say or do if you find yourself in this situation? Is there a way […]

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