In the News This Week…December 17

9 Ways to Boost Productivity That Will Make You a Great Teammate

by Rashan Dixon

“Productivity is all about optimizing every minute of your day to keep your mind sharp and your task list moving along smoothly. While your job may occasionally feel overwhelming, implementing even one or two of these tricks can have a massive impact on the quality and efficiency of your work.”


Always Ask These 8 Questions in a Job Interview

by Caroline Gray

“The key is to ask the right kind of questions. The type of questions you chose to ask your interviewer should stem from what you need to know in order to fully evaluate the position. This means the questions you chose to prioritize should be well thought out.”


Great Employees Want to Learn. Great Managers Know How to Teach.

by Daniel Dobrygowski

“Define goals and communicate them clearly. Every year, a teacher has to develop a plan for where the class will be at the end of the year with concrete steps for how to get there. The goal might be to improve reading levels by at least one grade or to show understanding of theorems in geometry. The same is true for any organization — you need to have clearly articulated goals that serve a greater mission.”


5 Important Leadership Rules You Can (And Should) Break

by Lolly Daskal

“We all tend to believe that fairness means treating everyone the same. But people all have different strengths and weaknesses and challenges as individuals—we are all different. Of course, it’s important to avoid favoritism. But part of leadership is recognizing each person’s motivation, style, and way of thinking, then working to help them become the best possible version of who they already are.”


Being a good communicator is more important than ever. Here’s why.

by Knowledge@Wharton

“…the one skill that can separate you not only from the technology that we create but from your peers is mastering the ancient art of persuasion. Combining words and ideas to ignite people’s imagination.”