This week, we took a more critical look at networking, dreamed of better classrooms, and found our individual productivity styles.
Here are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of March 9.
Education has evolved at about the same rate as toilet paper and sliced bread. With the future of the country at stake–and the outside world changing more rapidly than we can track–we asked some of the most innovative companies in education where they think the industry can and should improve in the next five years.
You’re more of an analytical prioritizer, but your coworker is clearly a big-picture visualizer. Find your own productivity style, and learn how to tailor everything from emails and short meetings to big proposals for better communication.
For women trying to get ahead, is it who you know, or what you’ve done? The answer’s not simple–but a new study from Wall Street analysts shows that potential performance over past experience is frustratingly stacked in men’s favor.
Feminist comic book fans rejoice: The Carol Corps isn’t your typical set of cookie-cutter superwomen. “It’s not even just about skin color,” says author Kelly Sue DeConnick. “It’s about everyone dressing differently, about being different heights, and having different hair. I think that’s important too.” She reveals past regrets and her plans for the new book in this exclusive interview.
Networking doesn’t have to feel dirty. Becoming a better networker could be as easy as being open to new ideas, and willing to connect others to new opportunities.