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Original articles from Harvard Business Review.
 
Five Ways to Answer "Why Should We Hire You?"
No matter how simple it sounds, the answer to “why should we hire you?” is always a tricky one. How do you emphasize how your qualifications meet the job requirements, that you have the necessary experience, and that you’re a good fit for the organization in a way that wins the interviewer over?

Why People Lose Motivation, and What Managers Can Do to Help
At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result.

How to Plan Better Meetings
By applying design thinking, you'll put the user at the center of the experience. App designers have been doing this for years.

How to Tactfully Disagree in a Job Interview
When you’re interviewing for a job, you typically have one primary goal: impress the interviewer enough to get an offer. Often, we think that we need to be agreeable to succeed, which can lead to a lot of nodding on both sides — even if you don’t necessarily believe in what the person is saying.

What to Do if You Didn't Get Your Dream Job
No professional has a perfect record: at some point, you’ll apply for what seems like a dream job — and be rejected. Taking a little time to wallow is natural. But eventually, you have to will yourself to move on.

Reverse Mentoring Works, if You Do it Right
Reverse mentoring pairs younger employees with executive team members to mentor them on various topics of strategic and cultural relevance. This approach has precedent: in the late 1990s, GE’s Jack Welsh used reverse mentoring to teach senior executives about the internet.

How to Tell Your Boss You’re Not Engaged at Work
Many people think of employee engagement as a relatively new idea, but scientists have been studying it for years. William Kahn first introduced the term in 1990, defining it as “the degree of psychological identification employees experience with their job role or work persona.”

8 Tips For Returning to Work After Taking Parental Leave
Transitioning back to work after parental leave is hard. You’ve been out of the flow of the office for weeks or months, and you’re returning as a different person with new priorities and concerns. (Not to mention the stress and strain of endless new logistics.) It’s jarring and often overwhelming.

Bouncing Back After Harsh Criticisms at Work
Most of us have been “feedsmacked” at some point in our life. In the midst of a meeting, an innocent walk down the hallway, or a performance review, someone delivers a verbal wallop that rocks our psychological footing.

Why You Should Encourage Curiosity at the Office (Part 2)
Curious teammates are better than others at resolving conflicts with colleagues, more likely to receive social support, and more effective at building connections, trust, and commitment with their peers. Read more today about how to foster curiosity in your office.

Why You Should Encourage Curiosity at the Office (Part 1)
Curious teammates are better than others at resolving conflicts with colleagues, more likely to receive social support, and more effective at building connections, trust, and commitment with their peers.

Four Ways to Overcome a Bad First Impression
We’ve all been there — accidentally alienated a new coworker with a bad joke, underwhelmed the new boss by botching our first assignment, or had a client we didn’t just click with. The trouble is that initial impressions are hard to shake.

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