Our selection of five not-to-miss articles in January cover subjects including the future of work, personal development, and procrastination!

Here are five articles that stood out this month for their originality, relevance, and/or analysis. Happy reading!

1. PERSONNAL DEVELOPMENT
How to decide what skill to work on next, Harvard Business Review
To keep up in today’s fast-changing world requires continuous growth and learning, but how can leaders identify which areas and skills they need to develop? This article provides the insights needed to identify the right efforts according to your interests, strengths, and the needs of your company.

2. FORECASTING
What is the future of your job?, World Economic Forum
Here are the results of a study by the World Economic Forum on the future of work to provide insight into the transformations taking place today that will shape the new ways of working from now until 2020.

3. LEADERSHIP
Leadership in context, McKinsey
According to new research conducted by McKinsey & Company, organizational health measures are a better indicator of where to direct leadership development than the profiles of strong individual leaders; in other words, context matters!

4. MANAGEMENT
Facebook’s HR chief conducted a company-wide study to find its best managers — and 7 behaviors stood out, Business Insider
In an internal survey of 10,000 employees, Facebook identified 7 behaviors common to all the managers whose teams reported the highest levels of satisfaction and engagement.

5. PERSONNAL DEVELOPMENT
Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate, The New York Times
Steve Jobs and Bill Clinton are famed procrastinators. This article explains why allowing ourselves moments of doing nothing can help us be more creative.