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The Importance of Being a Great Follower

“Rare is the leadership position that is not simultaneously a position of followership.” — Jeffery J. Matthews from the book The Art of Command We constantly hear about leadership in the workplace and in academia, but we rarely hear about “followership.” This overemphasis on studying leadership comes at a cost: we don’t remember to appreciate the art of being a follower.…

How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias in the Workplace

Companies spend millions on antibias training each year. The goal is to create workforces that are more inclusive, and thereby more innovative and more effective. Studies show that well-managed diverse groups outperform homogeneous ones and are more committed, have higher collective intelligence, and are better at making decisions and solving problems. But research also shows that bias prevention programs rarely…

Time Management Is Really Life Management

Time is one of life’s most valuable possessions, as it is something you can never get back. Subsequently, one of the most essential life skills to master is time management. After all, time management is really life management. Learning how to make every day count for something is the objective. But it takes ridding your life of procrastination and a great deal…

3 Big Ways to Advance Your Business

Running a business is never easy. Whether you’re in charge of a small, specialized marketing firm, a large interstate supplier, or a sole-owner personal business, there are always areas of growth to focus on and ways to improve your company. But what should be tackled first? Here are three things to start with to advance your business. 1. Revamp Your…

How To Respond If A Potential Employer Asks You To Work For Free

It’s not unusual for employers to assess job candidates through video chats, phone calls, face-to-face interviews, written tests, and portfolio reviews. In recent months, there has also been an uptick in the number of companies asking candidates to complete assignments representative of the type of work they would be doing in the position under consideration. Candidates have mixed reviews of…