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669: How to Cope With a Mid-Career Crisis

25:52 | Feb 12th

Kieran Setiya, a philosophy professor at MIT, says many people experience a mid-career crisis. Some have regrets about paths not taken or serious professional missteps; others feel a sense of boredom or futility in their ongoing streams of work. The ...Show More

634: Getting People to Help You

21:31 | Jun 19th, 2018

Heidi Grant, a social psychologist, explains the right ways and wrong ways to ask colleagues for help. She says people are much more likely to lend us a hand than we think they are; they just want it to be a rewarding experience. Grant is the author ...Show More

618: Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company

33:21 | Feb 27th, 2018

Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Paul Leonardi, a management professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk about the potential that applications such as Slack, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams have for strengthening employee collaboration,...Show More

489: Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself

18:09 | Oct 8th, 2015

Whitney Johnson, author of "Disrupt Yourself," on taking the big risks we secretly want to.

668: Why Business Jargon Isn’t All Bad

26:39 | Feb 5th

Anne Curzan, English professor at the University of Michigan, studies the evolution of language. While many of us roll our eyes at bizspeak — from synergy to value-add to operationalize — Curzan defends business jargon. She says the words we say arou...Show More

667: Use Your Money to Buy Happier Time

25:14 | Jan 29th

Ashley Whillans, professor at Harvard Business School, researches time-money trade-offs. She argues more people would be happier if they spent more of their hard-earned money to buy themselves out of negative experiences. Her research shows that payi...Show More

666: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

26:48 | Jan 22nd

Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Since then, she has observed how companies with a trusting workplace perform better. Psychological safety isn't about bei...Show More

665: How Retirement Changes Your Identity

26:00 | Jan 15th

Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, is approaching her own retirement by researching how ending your work career affects your sense of self. She says important psychological shifts take place leading up to, and during, retirement. T...Show More

664: The Harsh Reality of Innovative Companies

22:23 | Jan 8th

Gary Pisano, professor at Harvard Business School, studies innovation at companies large and small. He says there’s too much focus on the positive, fun side of innovative cultures and too little understanding of the difficult truths behind sustained ...Show More

663: How One Google Engineer Turned Tragedy into a Moonshot

24:21 | Jan 2nd

Mo Gawdat, founder of One Billion Happy and former Chief Business Officer at Google's X, spent years working in technological innovation. At Google's so-called "dream factory," he learned how to operationalize moonshot ventures aiming to solve some o...Show More

662: Improving Civility in the Workplace

25:22 | Dec 26th, 2018

Krista Tippett, host of "On Being," believes we are in the middle of a big shift in the workplace. For a long time, she says, we were taught to keep all of our personal opinions and problems out of the office — even if that wasn't the reality. Now, a...Show More

661: How One CEO Creates Joy at Work

27:38 | Dec 18th, 2018

Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, says it took him years to learn what really mattered at work and how to create that kind of workplace culture. As a company leader today, he works hard to make sure both his job — and the jobs of his employ...Show More

660: Why It’s So Hard to Sell New Products

24:11 | Dec 11th, 2018

Thomas Steenburgh, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, was inspired by his early career at Xerox to discover why firms with stellar sales and R&D departments still struggle to sell new innovations. The answe...Show More

659: The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

20:19 | Dec 4th, 2018

Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University, says great problem solvers are hard to find. Even seasoned professionals at the highest levels of organizations regularly fail to identify the real problem and instead jump to exploring solutio...Show More

658: Speak Out Successfully

19:52 | Nov 27th, 2018

James Detert, a professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, studies acts of courage in the workplace. His most surprising finding? Most people describe everyday actions — not big whistleblower scandals — when they cite courageo...Show More

657: How Your Identity Changes When You Change Jobs

23:21 | Nov 20th, 2018

Herminia Ibarra, a professor at the London Business School, argues that job transitions — even exciting ones that you've chosen — can come with all kinds of unexpected emotions. Going from a job that is known and helped define your identity to a new ...Show More

656: Why Management History Needs to Reckon with Slavery

24:57 | Nov 13th, 2018

Caitlin Rosenthal, assistant professor of history at UC Berkeley, argues there are strong parallels between the accounting practices used by slaveholders and modern business practices. While we know slavery's economic impact on the United States, Ros...Show More

655: Avoiding Miscommunication In A Digital World

24:11 | Nov 6th, 2018

Nick Morgan, a communications expert and speaking coach, says that while email, texting, and Slack might seem like they make communication easier, they actually make things less efficient. When we are bombarded with too many messages a day, he argues...Show More

654: Stop Initiative Overload

23:07 | Oct 30th, 2018

Rose Hollister and Michael Watkins, consultants at Genesis Advisers, argue that many companies today are taking on too many initiatives. Each manager might have their own pet projects they want to focus on, but that trickles down to lower level worke...Show More

653: When Men Mentor Women

22:05 | Oct 23rd, 2018

David Smith, associate professor of sociology at the U.S. Naval War College, and Brad Johnson, professor of psychology at the United States Naval Academy, argue that it is vital for more men to mentor women in the workplace. In the post-#MeToo world,...Show More

652: John Kerry on Leadership, Compromise, and Change

24:31 | Oct 16th, 2018

John Kerry, former U.S. Secretary of State, shares management and leadership lessons from his long career in public service. He discusses how to win people over to your side, bounce back from defeats, and never give up on your long-term goals. He als...Show More

651: The Power of Curiosity

26:55 | Oct 9th, 2018

Francesca Gino, a professor at Harvard Business School, shares a compelling business case for curiosity. Her research shows allowing employees to exercise their curiosity can lead to fewer conflicts and better outcomes. However, even managers who val...Show More

650: How Companies Can Tap Into Talent Clusters

29:27 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Bill Kerr, a professor at Harvard Business School, studies the increasing importance of talent clusters in our age of rapid technological advances. He argues that while talent and industries have always had a tendency to cluster, today's trend toward...Show More

649: A Hollywood Executive On Negotiation, Talent, and Risk

33:54 | Sep 25th, 2018

Mike Ovitz, a cofounder of Creative Artists Agency and former president of The Walt Disney Company, says there are many parallels between the movie and music industry of the 1970s and 1980s and Silicon Valley today. When it comes to managing creative...Show More

648: How Companies Get Creativity Right (and Wrong)

30:15 | Sep 18th, 2018

Beth Comstock, the first female vice chair at General Electric, thinks companies large and small often approach innovation the wrong way. They either try to throw money at the problem before it has a clear market, misallocate resources, or don't get ...Show More

647: How Alibaba Is Leading Digital Innovation in China

18:06 | Sep 11th, 2018

Ming Zeng, the chief strategy officer at Alibaba, talks about how the China-based e-commerce company was able to create the biggest online shopping site in the world. He credits Alibaba’s retail and distribution juggernaut to leveraging automation, a...Show More

646: The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance

20:16 | Sep 4th, 2018

Marc Effron, president of the Talent Strategy Group, looked at the scientific literature behind high performance at work and identified eight steps we can all take to get an edge. Among those steps is taking care of your body -- sleep, exercise, and ...Show More

645: Understanding Digital Strategy

26:35 | Aug 28th, 2018

Sunil Gupta, a professor at Harvard Business School, argues that many companies are still doing digital strategy wrong. Their leaders think of "going digital" as either a way to cut costs or to attract customers with a flashy new app. Gupta says succ...Show More

644: Managing Someone Who's Too Collaborative

23:06 | Aug 21st, 2018

Rebecca Shambaugh, a leadership coach, says being too collaborative can actually hold you back at work. Instead of showing how well you build consensus and work with others, it can look like indecision or failure to prioritize. She explains what to d...Show More

643: Networking Myths Dispelled

18:04 | Aug 14th, 2018

David Burkus, a professor at Oral Roberts University and author of the book “Friend of a Friend,” explains common misconceptions about networking. First, trading business cards at a networking event doesn’t mean you’re a phony. Second, your most valu...Show More

642: Designing AI to Make Decisions

25:32 | Aug 10th, 2018

Kathryn Hume, VP of integrate.ai, discusses the current boundaries between artificially intelligent machines, and humans. While the power of A.I. can conjure up some of our darkest fears, she says the reality is that there is still a whole lot that A...Show More

641: Why Opening Up at Work Is Harder for Minorities

22:36 | Aug 7th, 2018

Katherine Phillips, a professor at Columbia Business School, discusses research showing that African-Americans are often reluctant to tell their white colleagues about their personal lives — and that it hurts their careers. She says people should exp...Show More

640: Learning from GE's Stumbles

16:35 | Jul 31st, 2018

Roger Martin, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, offers two main reasons General Electric has lost its competitiveness. GE’s stock has been removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Martin blames pressures fr...Show More

639: Turning Purpose Into Performance

26:50 | Jul 24th, 2018

Gerry Anderson, the CEO of DTE Energy, and Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor, professors at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the Olin Business School at Washington University, respectively, discuss how an aspirational mission can ...Show More

638: The 2 Types of Respect Leaders Must Show

23:34 | Jul 17th, 2018

Kristie Rogers, an assistant professor of management at Marquette University, has identified a free and abundant resource most leaders aren’t giving employees enough of: respect. She explains the two types of workplace respect, how to communicate the...Show More

637: How Some Companies Beat the Competition... For Centuries

20:26 | Jul 10th, 2018

Howard Yu, Lego Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland, discusses how the industrial cluster in the Swiss city of Basel is a unique example of enduring competitive advantage. He explains how early dye makers were...Show More

636: Architect Daniel Libeskind on Working Unconventionally

20:26 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Daniel Libeskind, a former academic turned architect and urban designer, discusses his unorthodox career path and repeat success at high-profile, emotionally charged projects. He also talks about his unusual creative process and shares tips for colla...Show More

635: When India Killed Off Cash Overnight

23:38 | Jun 27th, 2018

Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, analyzes the economic impact of India’s unprecedented demonetization move in 2016. With no advance warning, India pulled the two largest banknotes from circu...Show More

633: How to Become More Self-Aware

19:17 | Jun 12th, 2018

Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and executive coach, talks about why we all should be working on self-awareness. Few people are truly self-aware, she says, and those who are don’t get there through introspection. She explains how to deve...Show More

632: Bill Clinton and James Patterson on Collaboration and Cybersecurity

15:15 | Jun 5th, 2018

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson discuss their new novel, The President is Missing, in which a fictional president fights a cybersecurity attack amid intense political dysfunction. The coauthors share their lessons for co...Show More

631: Ask Better Questions

22:06 | May 29th, 2018

Leslie K. John and Alison Wood Brooks, professors at Harvard Business School, say people in business can be more successful by asking more and better questions. They talk through what makes for a great question, whether you’re looking to get informat...Show More

630: How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper

22:41 | May 22nd, 2018

Avi Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explains the economics of machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence that makes predictions. He says as prediction gets cheaper and better, machines are ...Show More

629: Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management

25:31 | May 15th, 2018

Jennifer Petriglieri, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, asks company leaders to consider whether they really need to relocate their high-potential employees or make them travel so much. She says moving around is particularl...Show More

628: Choosing a Strategy for Your Startup

20:55 | May 8th, 2018

Joshua Gans, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, advises against trying to commercialize a new technology or product before considering all the strategic options. He talks through some questions entrepreneurs shoul...Show More

627: Use Learning to Engage Your Team

24:20 | May 1st, 2018

Whitney Johnson, an executive coach, argues that on-the-job learning is the key to keeping people motivated. When managers understand that, and understand where the people they manage are on their individual learning curve — the low end, the sweet sp...Show More

626: Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders

20:48 | Apr 24th, 2018

Amanda Goodall, a senior lecturer at Cass Business School in London, argues that the best leaders are technical experts, not general managers. She discusses her research findings about doctors who head up hospitals, scholars who lead universities, an...Show More

625: How AI Can Improve How We Work

19:33 | Apr 17th, 2018

Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren't coming for our jobs. They talk about companies that are already giving employees access to artificial intelligence to strengthen t...Show More

624: You May Be a Workaholic If

22:40 | Apr 11th, 2018

Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, draws a distinction between workaholism and working long hours. She explains the health consequences of being addicted to your work. She also gives practica...Show More

623: Make Work Engaging Again

22:15 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how leaders can help them get it back. He says we shouldn’t forget that as humans we all need to explore a...Show More

622: Why CEOs Are Taking a Stand

30:09 | Mar 27th, 2018

Professors Michael Toffel, of Harvard Business School, and Aaron Chatterji, of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, discuss the emerging phenomenon of CEO activism. They explain how political polarization in the U.S. and employee expectations around comp...Show More

621: Leading with Less Ego

19:54 | Mar 21st, 2018

Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, of the global consulting firm Potential Project, make their case for mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion in leadership. Their survey of 30,000 leaders showed those characteristics are foundational — and of...Show More

620: McKinsey's Head on Why Corporate Sustainability Efforts Are Falling Short

17:34 | Mar 13th, 2018

Dominic Barton, the global managing partner of McKinsey&Company, discusses the firm’s sustainability efforts. He talks about the wake-up call he got about sustainability and how he tries to convince CEOs hesitant to make it part of their business mod...Show More

619: Harvard's President on Leading During a Time of Change

29:45 | Mar 7th, 2018

Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University, talks about leading the institution through a decade of change, from the financial crisis to the Trump era. Faust discusses how communicating as a leader is different from communicating as an ex...Show More

617: The CEO of Merck on Race, Leadership, and High Drug Prices

29:39 | Feb 19th, 2018

Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of North America, discusses his upbringing and how it influences his leadership as chief executive. He is one of the few African-American CEOs in the Fortune 500, and shot to...Show More

616: The Future of MBA Education

21:44 | Feb 14th, 2018

Scott DeRue, the dean of University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, says the old model of business school education is gone. It's no longer good enough to sequester yourself on campus for two years before heading out into the world of commerce...Show More

Introducing Dear HBR:

35:36 | Feb 9th, 2018

What should you do when you become the boss? HBR's new advice podcast Dear HBR: has the answers. In this bonus episode, Dear HBR: co-hosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Harvard Business School professor Alison Woo...Show More

615: Does Your Firm See You as a High Potential?

24:56 | Feb 6th, 2018

Jay Conger, a leadership professor at Claremont McKenna College, goes behind the scenes to show how you can get on, and stay on, your company's fast track. He demystifies how companies (often very secretly) develop and update their list of high-poten...Show More

614: Women at Work: Make Yourself Heard

46:04 | Jan 30th, 2018

In this special episode, HBR IdeaCast host Sarah Green Carmichael introduces Harvard Business Review’s new podcast “Women at Work,” about women’s experiences in the workplace. This episode about being heard tackles three aspects of communication: fir...Show More

613: Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation

25:31 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Moshe Cohen, a senior lecturer at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, says you can't take the emotion out of a negotiation. After all, negotiations revolve around conflict, risk, and reward — which are inherently emotional. Instead of si...Show More

612: For Better Customer Service, Offer Options, Not Apologies

27:57 | Jan 16th, 2018

Jagdip Singh, a professor of marketing at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, explains his research team’s new findings about customer satisfaction. He says apologizing is often counterproductive and that offering...Show More

611: Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

19:22 | Jan 9th, 2018

Sydney Finkelstein, a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports like teachers. As Finkelstein explains, being a teacher-leader means continually meeting face to fa...Show More

610: Hiring the Best People

27:56 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Patty McCord, Netflix’s former Chief Talent Officer, sees hiring as constant matchmaking. Building a team of people that gets amazing work done, she says, requires managers to really know what they need, and for HR to actually understand the workings...Show More

609: Breaking Down the New U.S. Corporate Tax Law

26:22 | Dec 26th, 2017

Mihir Desai, a professor of finance at Harvard Business School, breaks down the brand-new U.S. tax law. He says it will affect everything from how corporate assets are financed to how business are structured. He predicts many individuals will lower t...Show More

608: Making Unlimited Vacation Time Work

22:33 | Dec 20th, 2017

Aron Ain, the CEO of Kronos Incorporated, explains why unlimited vacation can be in the best interests of employees and the organization. He describes how his software company tracks requests for time off and the conversations he's had with skeptical...Show More

607: How Technology Tests Our Trust

19:02 | Dec 12th, 2017

Rachel Botsman, the author of “Who Can You Trust?", talks about how trust works, whether in relation to robots, companies, or other people. Technology, she says, speeds up the development of trust and can help us decide who to trust. But when it come...Show More

606: Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market

18:32 | Dec 5th, 2017

Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, reflects on the cloud storage company’s entry into the enterprise market. He was skeptical about pivoting away from consumers, and it was challenging. But by staying disciplined with the product and deeply understanding m...Show More

605: Why More CEOs Should Be Hired from Within

18:30 | Nov 28th, 2017

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, makes the case for finding a company’s next CEO inside the firm. But to find the best contenders, organizations have to learn what to look for, how to find it...Show More

604: Dow Chemical's CEO on Running an Environmentally Friendly Multinational

16:21 | Nov 21st, 2017

Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, discusses the 120-year-old company’s ambitious sustainability agenda. He says an environmentally driven business model is good for the earth—and the bottom line. Liveris is one of the CEOs contributing to Harv...Show More

603: When ‘Best Practices’ Backfire

20:11 | Nov 14th, 2017

Freek Vermeulen, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, argues that too many companies are following so-called best practices that are actually holding them back. They do it because of deep-seated indus...Show More

602: The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

25:34 | Nov 7th, 2017

Irene Yuan Sun, a consultant at McKinsey, explains why so many Chinese entrepreneurs are setting up factories in Africa. She describes what it’s like inside these factories, who works there, what they’re making—and how this emerging manufacturing sec...Show More

601: Astronaut Scott Kelly on Working in Space

18:24 | Oct 31st, 2017

Scott Kelly, a retired U.S. astronaut, spent 520 days in space over four missions. Working in outer space is a lot like working on earth, but with different challenges and in closer quarters. Kelly looks back on his 20 years of working for NASA, incl...Show More

600: 2017's Top-Performing CEO on Getting Product Right

18:05 | Oct 24th, 2017

Pablo Isla, the CEO of Inditex, is No. 1 on Harvard Business Review’s list of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World 2017.” He opens up about his management style and reflects on his tenure leading the Spanish clothing and accessories giant, whose br...Show More

599: Everyday People Who Led Momentous Change

22:47 | Oct 19th, 2017

Nancy Koehn, a Harvard Business School historian, tells the life stories of three influential leaders: the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the ecologist Rachel Carson. They all overcame personal challenges to ac...Show More

598: So, You Want to Join a Startup

26:39 | Oct 12th, 2017

Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many startups that there’s more than one way into that world. You don’t have to have a technical background....Show More

597: How Successful Solopreneurs Make Money

22:24 | Oct 5th, 2017

Dorie Clark, a marketing strategy consultant, answers a burning question: how do people make money off of what they know? She outlines the options for experts who want to monetize their knowledge. Clark explains, using herself and other successful so...Show More

596: Microsoft's CEO on Rediscovering the Company's Soul

24:04 | Sep 28th, 2017

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s third CEO, opens up about his effort to refresh the culture of the company and renew its focus on the future. He reflects on important life lessons he learned growing up in India, immigrating to the U.S., and working for Mi...Show More

595: Transcending Either-Or Decision Making

18:58 | Sep 21st, 2017

Jennifer Riel, an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, presents a model way to solve problems: integrative thinking. It’s taking the best from two inadequate options to come up with a successful solution. She gives examples from the ...Show More

594: Find Your Happy Place at Work

29:38 | Sep 14th, 2017

Annie McKee, a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book “How to Be Happy at Work,” tells the story of her journey to happiness—starting with her early job as a caregiver for an elderly couple. Even in later, higher-payin...Show More

593: How to Fix "Team Creep"

24:15 | Sep 8th, 2017

Mark Mortensen, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, discusses the research on "multiteaming"—when employees work not only across multiple projects, but multiple teams. It has significant benefits at the individual, team, and ...Show More

592: Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader

24:20 | Aug 31st, 2017

Sue Ashford, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, breaks down her decades of research on leadership—who achieves it, and how a group grants it. She explains that the world isn’t divided into leaders and followers. Inst...Show More

591: Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy

21:31 | Aug 24th, 2017

Raffaella Sadun, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains why seemingly common-sensical management practices are so hard to implement. After surveying thousands of organizations across the world, she found that only 6% of firms qualified as h...Show More

590: How the U.S. Navy is Responding to Climate Change

21:18 | Aug 18th, 2017

Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at sea level is fighting climate change—and adapting to it. They discuss what the private sector can lear...Show More

589: When to Listen to a Dire Warning

19:26 | Aug 10th, 2017

Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism adviser to U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has made a career of investigating disaster warnings. The way he sees it, catastrophes can happen at any time, so why should decision makers ignore a ...Show More

588: When Startups Scrapped the Business Plan

26:24 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Columbia, talks about his experience of coming to Silicon Valley and building companies from the ground up. He shares how he learned to apply customer discovery methods to emerging ...Show More

587: Build Your Portfolio Career

25:43 | Jul 27th, 2017

Kabir Sehgal, a corporate strategist, Grammy-winning producer, investment banker, bestselling author, and military reserve officer, talks about building and thriving in a portfolio career. He discusses the benefits of pursuing diverse interests, the ...Show More

586: How AI Is Already Changing Business

27:49 | Jul 20th, 2017

Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potentia...Show More

585: Nike's Co-founder on Innovation, Culture, and Succession

19:39 | Jul 13th, 2017

Phil Knight, former chair and CEO of Nike, tells the story of starting the sports apparel and equipment giant after taking an entrepreneurship class at Stanford and teaming up with his former track coach, Bill Bowerman. Together (and with the help of...Show More

584: How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures

26:18 | Jul 6th, 2017

Erin Meyer, professor at INSEAD, discusses management hierarchy and decision-making across cultures. Turns out, these two things don’t always track together. Sometimes top-down cultures still have strong consensus-driven decision-making styles — and ...Show More

583: Mental Preparation Secrets of Top Athletes, Entertainers, and Surgeons

19:48 | Jun 29th, 2017

Dan McGinn, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, talks about what businesspeople can learn from how top performers and athletes prepare for their big moments. In business, a big sales meeting, presentation, or interview can be pivotal to success...Show More

582: The Talent Pool Your Company Probably Overlooks

25:49 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Robert Austin, a professor at Ivey Business School, and Gary Pisano, a professor at Harvard Business School, talk about the growing number of pioneering firms that are actively identifying and hiring more employees with autism spectrum disorder and o...Show More

581: Blockchain — What You Need to Know

21:31 | Jun 15th, 2017

Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of the HBS Digital Initiative, discusses blockchain, an online record-keeping technology that many believe will revolutionize commerce. Lakhani breaks down how the technology behind bitc...Show More

580: Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

34:16 | Jun 8th, 2017

Chris Kuenne, entrepreneurship lecturer at Princeton, and John Danner, senior fellow at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business talk about one of the least understood factors that leads to success at scale: the...Show More

579: Why Finance Needs More Humanity, and Why Humanity Needs Finance

27:09 | Jun 1st, 2017

Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance. He says the practice of finance, with increasing quantification, has lost touch with its foundations. But he says finance can be principled, e...Show More

578: 4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs

29:24 | May 26th, 2017

Elena Botelho, partner at leadership advisory firm ghSmart, talks about the disconnect between the stereotype of the CEO and what research shows actually leads to high performance at that level. She says the image of the charismatic, tall male with a...Show More

577: Why Doesn't More of the Working Class Move for Jobs?

27:36 | May 18th, 2017

Joan C. Williams, director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, discusses serious misconceptions that the U.S. managerial and professional elite in the United States have about t...Show More

576: How to Survive Being Labeled a Star

24:58 | May 11th, 2017

Jennifer Petriglieri, professor at INSEAD, discusses how talented employees can avoid being crushed by lofty expectations -- whether their own, or others'. She has researched how people seen as "high potential" often start to feel trapped and ultimat...Show More

575: Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation

23:18 | May 4th, 2017

Wharton professor David Robertson discusses a "third way" to innovate besides disruptive and sustaining innovations. He outlines this approach through the examples of companies including LEGO, GoPro, Victoria's Secret, USAA, and CarMax. It consists o...Show More

574: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Resilience

31:33 | Apr 27th, 2017

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about returning to work after her husband’s death, and Wharton management and psychology professor Adam Grant discusses what the research says about resilience. In this joint interview, they talk about how to build ...Show More

573: Our Delusions About Talent

23:17 | Apr 20th, 2017

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College London, dispels some of the myths that have persisted in the 20 years since McKinsey coined the phrase “war for talent.” He argues the science of talent acquisition and r...Show More

572: To Reinvent Your Firm, Do Two Things at the Same Time

27:01 | Apr 13th, 2017

Scott D. Anthony, Innosight managing partner, discusses why established corporations should be better at handling disruptive threats. He lays out a practical approach to transform a company’s existing business while creating future business. It hinge...Show More

571: Dealing with Conflict Avoiders and Seekers

32:30 | Apr 6th, 2017

Amy Gallo, HBR contributing editor, discusses a useful tactic to more effectively deal with conflict in the workplace: understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict. Each personality style influences how you approach a particular conflic...Show More

570: How Personalities Affect Team Chemistry

26:39 | Mar 30th, 2017

Deloitte national managing director Kim Christfort talks about the different personality styles in an organization and the challenges of bringing them together. Her firm has developed a classification system to help companies better understand person...Show More

569: The Rise of Corporate Inequality

24:37 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom discusses the research he's conducted showing what’s really driving the growth of income inequality: a widening gap between the most successful companies and the rest, across industries. In other words, inequality ha...Show More

568: Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble

23:48 | Mar 16th, 2017

Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center at Sloan School of Management, says too many CEOs and executives are in a bubble, one that shields them from the reality of what’s happening in the world and in their businesses. The high...Show More

567: Making Intel More Diverse

33:03 | Mar 10th, 2017

Danielle Brown, Intel Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, talks about the corporation’s $300 million initiative to increase diversity, the largest such investment yet by a technology company. The goal is to make Intel’s U.S. workforce mirror the tal...Show More

566: Reduce Organizational Drag

31:40 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Michael Mankins, Bain & Company partner and head of the firm's Organization practice, explains how organizations unintentionally fail to manage their employees' time and energy. He also lays out what managers can do to reduce what he calls organizati...Show More

565: Globalization: Myth and Reality

26:29 | Feb 24th, 2017

Pankaj Ghemawat, professor at NYU Stern and IESE business schools, debunks common misconceptions about the current state and extent of globalization. (Hint: the world is not nearly as globalized as people think.) He also discusses how popular reactio...Show More

564: Why You Should Buy a Business (and How to Do It)

34:15 | Feb 16th, 2017

Richard S. Ruback and Royce Yudkoff, professors at Harvard Business School, spell out an overlooked career path: buying a business and running it as CEO. Purchasing a small company lets you become your own boss and reap financial rewards without the ...Show More

563: Escape Your Comfort Zone

22:54 | Feb 9th, 2017

Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of your comfort zone, and how that can develop new capabilities and experiences that can help your caree...Show More

562: Business Leadership Under President Trump

17:42 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Larry Summers, former U.S. treasury secretary, is calling on American business leaders to stand up to President Donald Trump. Summers sharply criticizes the administration’s protectionist agenda, and he says it’s time for executives to call out how t...Show More

561: Generosity Burnout

20:24 | Jan 28th, 2017

Senior leaders Brad Feld, Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Mike Ghaffary, Heidi Roizen, and John Rogers Jr. discuss burning out on giving, the techniques they use to avoid it, and how they recognize it in their employees.

560: Stopping and Starting With Success

18:14 | Jan 19th, 2017

Jerry Seinfeld shares his insights into innovation, self-criticism, and how to know when to quit. The U.S. comedian conquered 1990s television with his sitcom and is now finding a new audience for his online talk show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coff...Show More

559: Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue

34:51 | Jan 13th, 2017

Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management, Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University, Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and HBR Editor-in-Chief Adi Ignatius respectively discuss customer loyalty, the neuroscie...Show More

558: Collaborating Better Across Silos

18:46 | Jan 5th, 2017

Harvard Law School lecturer Heidi K. Gardner discusses how firms gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. But it’s often difficult, expensive, and messy. The former McKinsey consultant is the author of the ne...Show More

557: Restoring Sanity to the Office

31:32 | Dec 29th, 2016

Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says too many people find it difficult to get work done at the workplace. His company enforces quiet offices, fewer meetings, and different collaboration and communication practices. The goal is to give employees bigger block...Show More

556: The Secret to Better Problem Solving

21:13 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses a nimbler approach to diagnosing problems than existing frameworks: reframing. He’s the author of “Are You Solving the Right Problems?” in the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

555: What Superconsumers Can Teach You

18:51 | Dec 15th, 2016

Eddie Yoon, author of "Superconsumers" and growth strategy expert at The Cambridge Group, explains how companies can find their most passionate customers and use their invaluable insights to improve products and attract new customers.

554: The "Jobs to be Done" Theory of Innovation

24:55 | Dec 8th, 2016

Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks about his new book examining how successful companies know how to grow.

553: Handling Stress in the Moment

22:19 | Dec 1st, 2016

HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She's a contributor to the "HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work."

552: How Focusing on Content Leads the Media Astray

32:26 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Bharat Anand, author of The Content Trap and professor at Harvard Business School, talks about the strategic challenges facing digital businesses, and explains how he and his colleagues wrestled with them when designing HBX, the school's online learn...Show More

551: Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump

19:46 | Nov 18th, 2016

Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor and director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings, discusses the white working class voters who helped elect Republican Donald Trump as U.S. President, and why Democrat Hillary Clinton did not connec...Show More

550: A Leadership Historian on the U.S. Presidential Election

25:25 | Nov 10th, 2016

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn talks about the surprising election of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president, and what leaders throughout history can tell us about bridging divides and leading in times of uncertainty.

549: Re-Orgs Are Emotional

12:40 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, authors of "ReOrg: How to Get It Right" explain how good planning and communication can help employees adapt.

548: The 10 People Who Globalized the World

15:54 | Oct 27th, 2016

Jeffrey Garten of Yale School of Management discusses how Genghis Khan, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Margaret Thatcher, and others made the world more integrated. Garten is the author of "From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extr...Show More

547: What the World's Best CEOs Have in Common

17:17 | Oct 20th, 2016

Long-term thinking, short-term savvy, and relentless focus on employees.

546: Power Corrupts, But It Doesn't Have To

21:31 | Oct 13th, 2016

Authority changes us all. Berkeley's Dacher Keltner, author of the HBR article "Don't Let Power Corrupt You" and the book "The Power Paradox" explains how to avoid succumbing to power's negative effects.

545: When Not to Trust the Algorithm

22:02 | Oct 6th, 2016

Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction" on how data can lead us astray–from HR to Wall Street.

544: Macromanagement Is Just as Bad as Micromanagement

14:09 | Sep 29th, 2016

Tanya Menon, associate professor at Fisher College of Management, Ohio State University, explains how to recognize if your management style is too hands off. She's the co-author of "Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habi...Show More

543: Building Emotional Agility

30:48 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.

542: Excessive Collaboration

19:29 | Sep 15th, 2016

Rob Cross, professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, explains how work became an exhausting marathon of group projects. He's the coauthor of the HBR article "Collaborative Overload."

541: Making the Toughest Calls

17:23 | Sep 8th, 2016

Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor, explains what to do when no decision feels like a good decision. He is the author of "Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work."

540: Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?

15:12 | Sep 1st, 2016

David Burkus, author of "Under New Management", explains why some companies are taking extreme measures to limit electronic communication. Burkus is also a professor at Oral Roberts University and host of the podcast Radio Free Leader.

539: The Connection Between Speed and Charisma

16:19 | Aug 25th, 2016

Bill von Hippel, professor at the University of Queensland, on how the ability to think and respond quickly makes someone seem more charismatic.

538: How Work Changed Love

22:40 | Aug 18th, 2016

Moira Weigel explains how the changing nature of work has reshaped the way we meet, date, and fall in love. She's the author of "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating" and is completing a Ph.D. at Yale University.

537: Negotiating with a Liar

21:11 | Aug 11th, 2016

Leslie John, Harvard Business School professor, explains why you shouldn't waste time trying to detect your counterpart's lies; instead, use tactics drawn from psychology to get them to divulge the truth. She's the author of the HBR article "How to N...Show More

536: In Praise of Dissenters and Non-Conformists

20:09 | Aug 4th, 2016

Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of "Originals", on the science of standing out.

535: The Zappos Holacracy Experiment

19:24 | Jul 29th, 2016

Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School professor, and John Bunch, holacracy implementation lead at Zappos, discuss the online retailer's transition to a flat, self-managed organization. They are the coauthors of the HBR article "Beyond the Holacrac...Show More

534: The Era of Agile Talent

12:41 | Jul 21st, 2016

More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, coauthor with Norm Smallwood of "Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts."

533: We Can't Work All the Time

19:36 | Jul 14th, 2016

Anne-Marie Slaughter on (finally) bringing sanity to the work/life struggle.

532: Teaching Creativity to Leaders

17:31 | Jul 7th, 2016

Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO, on breakthrough problem-solving.

531: Brexit and the Leadership Equivalent of Empty Calories

20:10 | Jun 30th, 2016

Mark Blyth of Brown University and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD discuss Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

530: A Brief History of 21st Century Economics

17:58 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of "The Inner Lives of Markets," on how we shape economic theory -- and how it shapes us.

529: Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance

12:59 | Jun 16th, 2016

The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting helped him achieve double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games and why he now serves as a mentor to younger athletes and a spokesman for LGBT causes.

528: Getting Growth Back at Your Company

17:47 | Jun 9th, 2016

Chris Zook of Bain explains the predictable crises of growth and how to overcome them. His new book is "The Founder's Mentality," coauthored with James Allen.

527: Asking for Advice Makes People Think You're Smarter

18:28 | Jun 2nd, 2016

The research shows we shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. Francesca Gino and Alison Wood Brooks, both of Harvard Business School, explain.

526: Yo-Yo Ma on Successful Creative Collaboration

18:01 | May 26th, 2016

The acclaimed cellist explains how he chooses and works with partners and shares advice on honing one's talent.

525: Be a Work/Life-Friendly Boss

20:28 | May 19th, 2016

Managers play a huge role in their employees' personal lives, which in turn affects productivity, morale, and turnover at work. Professor Scott Behson, author of "The Working Dad's Survival Guide," and professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, giv...Show More

524: Make Better Decisions

15:46 | May 12th, 2016

Therese Huston, Ph.D. and author of "How Women Decide," offers research-based tips for both men and women on how to make high quality, defensible decisions -- and sell them to your team.

523: Let Employees Be People

19:42 | May 5th, 2016

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, both of Harvard, discuss what they've learned from studying radically transparent organizations where people at all levels of the hierarchy get candid feedback, show vulnerability, and grow on the job. Their book is "An E...Show More

522: Isabel Allende on Fiction and Feminism

08:50 | Apr 28th, 2016

The bestselling author describes her creative process and explains why she was always determined to have a career.

521: The Condensed May 2016 Issue

10:05 | Apr 22nd, 2016

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

520: Understanding Agile Management

26:55 | Apr 15th, 2016

Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself.

519: Smart Managers Don't Compare People to the "Average"

21:12 | Apr 7th, 2016

Todd Rose, the Director of the Mind, Brain, & Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of "The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World That Values Sameness," explains why we should stop using averages to understa...Show More

518: Life's Work: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

11:38 | Mar 31st, 2016

Iconic relationship expert Dr. Ruth discusses what she's learned over a long career.

517: How to Say No to More Work

07:01 | Mar 24th, 2016

Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics", explains how to gracefully decline excessive projects–and thankless tasks.

516: The Condensed April 2016 Issue

10:09 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

515: Are Leaders Getting Too Emotional?

28:54 | Mar 17th, 2016

There's a lot of crying and shouting both in politics and at the office. Gautam Mukunda of Harvard Business School and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD help us try to make sense of it all.

514: Your Coworkers Should Know Your Salary

17:51 | Mar 10th, 2016

Pay transparency is actually a way better system than pay secrecy. David Burkus, professor at Oral Roberts University and author of "Under New Management," explains why.

513: Talking About Race at Work

22:22 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Kira Hudson Banks, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the department of psychology at Saint Louis University, and a principal at consulting firm the Mouse and the Elephant. We spoke with her about why managers shouldn't wait for a controversy to sta...Show More

512: The Art of the Interview

25:48 | Feb 25th, 2016

Job interviews can feel more like a stylized ritual than a normal conversation. Esquire writer and journalist Cal Fussman, who's interviewed scores of people from Mikhail Gorbachev to Jeff Bezos to Dr. Dre, gives us his advice, from how to build trus...Show More

511: The Condensed March 2016 Issue

12:48 | Feb 19th, 2016

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

510: Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap

15:31 | Feb 18th, 2016

Paul Leinwand, co-author of the book "Strategy That Works," explains how successful companies solve this thorny problem.

509: Be a Superboss

18:54 | Feb 11th, 2016

Lorne Michaels, Bill Walsh, Alice Waters–all have had a disproportionate impact in their respective industries through their knack for collecting and inspiring great talent. We hear how they do it from Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of...Show More

508: How to Give Constructive Feedback

19:06 | Feb 5th, 2016

Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman have administered thousands of 360-degree assessments through their consulting firm, Zenger/Folkman. This has given them a wealth of information about who benefits from criticism, and how to deliver it.

507: Being Happier at Work

15:48 | Jan 28th, 2016

Emma Seppälä, Stanford researcher and author of "The Happiness Track," explains the proven benefits of a positive outlook; simple ways to increase your sense of well-being; and why it's not about being ecstatic or excited all the time.

506: Stop Focusing on Your Strengths

15:31 | Jan 21st, 2016

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London and Columbia University and CEO of Hogan Assessments, explains how the fad for strengths-based coaching may actually be weakening us.

505: Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

14:25 | Jan 14th, 2016

Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, explains how to deal with self-doubt (or help someone else manage theirs).

504: Achieve Your Goals (Finally)

20:54 | Jan 8th, 2016

Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It" and "9 Things Successful People Do Differently," explains how to actually stick to your resolutions this year.'

503: Marketing Lessons for Companies Big and Small

16:52 | Dec 30th, 2015

Denise Lee Yohn, author of "Extraordinary Experiences" and "What Great Brands Do," explains what we can learn from retail and restaurant brands

502: The Condensed January-February 2016 Issue

12:34 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

501: Life's Work: Neil deGrasse Tyson

17:12 | Dec 17th, 2015

In every issue, we feature a conversation with someone who's been wildly successful outside the traditional business world. This time, it's an astrophysicist.

500: Becoming a More Authentic Leader

16:23 | Dec 10th, 2015

Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Discover Your True North," gives advice to both new and experienced leaders.

499: Accenture's CEO on Leading Change

14:16 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Pierre Nanterme discusses the forces changing consulting, and other knowledge-intensive industries.

498: 4 Types of Conflict and How to Manage Them

19:01 | Nov 25th, 2015

Amy Gallo, author of the "HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work," explains the options.

497: The Condensed December 2015 Issue

13:57 | Nov 24th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

496: Katie Couric on the Shifting Landscape of News

10:28 | Nov 19th, 2015

The renowned American journalist talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.

495: Slide Deck Presentations Don't Have to Be Terrible

18:48 | Nov 14th, 2015

Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr, coauthors of "Get Backed," on how to win someone over with PowerPoint.

494: Simple Rules for Creating Great Places to Work

14:06 | Nov 5th, 2015

Gareth Jones, author of "Why Should Anyone Work Here?", explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.

493: The Man Behind Siri Explains How to Start a Company

16:09 | Oct 31st, 2015

Norman Winarsky, coauthor of "If You Really Want to Change the World," on ventures that scale.

492: China and the Biggest Startup You've Probably Never Heard of

24:06 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Clay Shirky talks about Xiaomi, the subject of his new book, "Little Rice."

491: What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Successful?

18:40 | Oct 17th, 2015

Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation and author of "Getting Beyond Better" with Roger Martin.

490: The Condensed November 2015 Issue

15:58 | Oct 14th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

488: Why the Term "Thought Leader" Isn't Gross

19:19 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Dorie Clark, author of "Stand Out," on having more influence.

487: Your Office's Hidden Artists and How to Work with Them

13:33 | Sep 24th, 2015

Kimberly Elsbach, author of the HBR article "Collaborating with Creative Peers," on collaborating better with a certain type of colleague.

486: Build Your Character (at Least for a Day)

14:41 | Sep 17th, 2015

Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.

485: The Creator of WordPress

16:55 | Sep 11th, 2015

Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, on growth, leadership, and mindfulness.

484: The Condensed October 2015 Issue

18:20 | Sep 9th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

483: What's Your Digital Quotient?

13:03 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Kate Smaje of McKinsey explains how it's about more than being tech-savvy.

481: Salman Rushdie on Creativity and Criticism

16:52 | Aug 20th, 2015

The acclaimed writer describes how he develops his novels, what he expects from reviewers, and why business people should still read fiction.

480: Become a Better Listener

20:52 | Aug 13th, 2015

Mark Goulston, psychiatrist and author of "Just Listen," explains how.

479: The Condensed September 2015 Issue

17:56 | Aug 12th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

478: Building Healthy Teams

21:35 | Aug 6th, 2015

Mary Shapiro, author of the "HBR Guide to Leading Teams" and professor at Simmons, on dealing with conflict and other issues.

477: How Science and Tech Are Changing the Human Body

23:01 | Jul 30th, 2015

Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans explain how we're "evolving ourselves."

476: The CEO of YP on Leading Digital Transformation

21:48 | Jul 23rd, 2015

David Krantz, the CEO of YP (formerly the Yellow Pages), explains how they've reinvented their business.

475: "Social Media-Savvy CEO" Is No Oxymoron

24:28 | Jul 16th, 2015

Charlene Li, author of "The Engaged Leader," on why and how senior executives are diving into online networks.

474: Test-Taking Comes to the Office

16:46 | Jul 9th, 2015

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the HBR article "Ace the Assessment," explores the rising practice of using tests in hiring and promotion decisions.

473: Can HR Be Saved?

18:12 | Jul 2nd, 2015

Peter Cappelli, author of the HBR article, "Why We Love to Hate HR...and What HR Can Do About It," on perhaps the least popular function in business.

472: Michael Lynton on Surviving the Biggest Corporate Hack in History

09:37 | Jun 25th, 2015

The CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment discusses the crisis with editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius.

471: The Condensed July-August 2015 Issue

19:16 | Jun 23rd, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

470: Beating Digital Overload with Digital Tools

22:20 | Jun 18th, 2015

Alexandra Samuel, online engagement expert and author of "Work Smarter with Social Media," on the tools you should use--and the ones you could be ignoring.

469: Are Robots Really Coming for Our Jobs?

19:58 | Jun 11th, 2015

James Bessen, economist and former software executive, on what we can learn from 19th century mill workers about innovation, wages, and technology.

468: George Mitchell on Effective Negotiation

18:23 | Jun 4th, 2015

The former U.S. Senate majority leader and U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland and the Middle East describes his approach to resolving disputes and fostering bipartisan compromise.

467: Evernote's CEO on the New Ways We Work

21:36 | May 28th, 2015

Phil Libin discusses the impact of technology--from Microsoft Word to wearables--on our collaboration and productivity.

466: Making Sense of Digital Disruption

14:55 | May 21st, 2015

R. "Ray" Wang, author of "Disrupting Digital Business" on how business is transforming.

465: The Condensed June 2015 Issue

06:56 | May 20th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

464: Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age

21:00 | May 14th, 2015

Timothy Morey and Allison Schoop, both of frog, on designing customer data systems that promote transparency and trust.

463: Why We Pretend to Be Workaholics

18:42 | May 7th, 2015

Erin Reid of Boston University on why men (but not women) feign long working hours.

462: Ethical CEOs Finish First

10:12 | Apr 30th, 2015

Fred Kiel, author of "Return on Character," explains his research on why being good benefits the bottom line.

461: Brian Grazer on the Power of Curiosity

17:50 | Apr 23rd, 2015

The Oscar-winning producer explains why a passion for learning--about other people and pursuits--has been the key to his success.

460: Understand How People See You

23:55 | Apr 16th, 2015

Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.

459: The Condensed May 2015 Issue

15:38 | Apr 14th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

458: Making Health Care More Consumer-Driven

12:20 | Apr 9th, 2015

Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School professor, talks about how to dismantle the barriers to innovation in care delivery.

457: Case Study: Reinvent This Retailer

25:10 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Hear this story based on real events at J.C. Penney. A discussion with contributor Jill Avery and editor Andy O'Connell follows.

456: Your Brain's Ideal Schedule

22:22 | Mar 26th, 2015

Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of "The Best Place to Work," on how to structure your day to get the most done.

455: Blue Ocean Strategy and Red Ocean Traps

20:15 | Mar 19th, 2015

Renée Mauborgne of INSEAD explains how a landmark idea is evolving. She is coauthor, along with W. Chan Kim, of "Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition (2015)."

454: The Condensed April 2015 Issue

12:09 | Mar 17th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

453: Set Habits You'll Actually Keep

25:50 | Mar 12th, 2015

Gretchen Rubin, author of "Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives," explains that you've got to know your habit-setting style.

452: Goldie Hawn on Female Leadership

13:59 | Mar 5th, 2015

The Hollywood icon explains why she moved from acting to producing and directing, then launched a foundation that teaches mindfulness to kids.

451: Be Less Reactive and More Proactive

21:40 | Feb 26th, 2015

Peter Bregman, author of "Four Seconds," on changing the way you lead.

450: Marissa Mayer's Yahoo

21:22 | Feb 20th, 2015

Nicholas Carlson, author of "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo," on the CEO's management style.

449: Why Leadership Feels Awkward

14:38 | Feb 13th, 2015

Herminia Ibarra, author of "Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader" and professor at INSEAD, on moving forward, even when it's not comfortable.

448: The Condensed March 2015 Issue

20:41 | Feb 12th, 2015

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

447: GoDaddy's CEO on Leading Change

17:30 | Feb 5th, 2015

Blake Irving talks about the company's renewed focus on small businesses and bringing on a new leadership team.

446: Signs You're Secretly Annoying Your Colleagues

17:55 | Jan 29th, 2015

Muriel Maignan Wilkins, coauthor of "Own the Room," on the flaws everyone's too polite to point out.

445: Innovation Needs a System

15:20 | Jan 22nd, 2015

David Duncan, senior partner at Innosight and coauthor of "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days," explains how to organize corporate creativity.

444: What Still Stifles Ambitious Women

23:43 | Jan 15th, 2015

Pamela Stone, professor at Hunter College, on the surprising findings from a massive study of MBAs.

443: How to Negotiate Better

18:41 | Jan 8th, 2015

Jeff Weiss, author of the "HBR Guide to Negotiating" and partner at Vantage Partners, explains how to prepare to be persuasive.

442: Skills We Can Learn from Games

12:26 | Dec 30th, 2014

Andrew Innes, game designer, product manager, and author of "What Board Games Can Teach Business."

441: The Condensed January-February 2015 Issue

15:52 | Dec 19th, 2014

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

440: What Makes Teams Smart (or Dumb)

18:22 | Dec 18th, 2014

Cass Sunstein, Harvard professor and author of "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter."

439: Communicate Better with Your Global Team

17:16 | Dec 11th, 2014

Tsedal Neeley, Harvard Business School professor, explains how globally distributed teams can collaborate better together.

438: Explaining Silicon Valley's Success

14:17 | Dec 4th, 2014

AnnaLee Saxenian, author of the classic book "Regional Advantage," still thinks the area's future is bright.

437: Learning What Wiser Workers Know

18:42 | Nov 25th, 2014

Dorothy Leonard, author of "Critical Knowledge Transfer" ​and Harvard Business School professor, on retaining organizational expertise.

436: Making Good Decisions

17:14 | Nov 20th, 2014

Stanford's Ron Howard, one of the fathers of decision analysis, explains how it's done.

435: The Condensed December 2014 Issue

20:17 | Nov 18th, 2014

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

434: Boris Johnson on Influence and Ambition

11:57 | Nov 13th, 2014

The mayor of London explains why Churchill is a role model and whether his aspirations include the Prime Minister's office.

433: How to Change Someone's Behavior with Minimal Effort

16:54 | Nov 6th, 2014

Steve J. Martin, coauthor of "The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence," on the little things that persuade.

432: Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

15:36 | Oct 30th, 2014

Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will fundamentally change the how we use the buildings and neighborhoods we work in.

431: Myths About Entrepreneurship

19:12 | Oct 23rd, 2014

Linda Rottenberg, author of "Crazy Is a Compliment," on what it really takes to start a business.

430: Disrupting TV's Status Quo

09:48 | Oct 16th, 2014

Famed producer Norman Lear on developing groundbreaking sitcoms, managing creative partnerships and the lessons he wants to pass on to the next generation.

429: The Condensed November 2014 Issue

18:08 | Oct 14th, 2014

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

428: Focus More on Value Capture

11:33 | Oct 9th, 2014

Stefan Michel, professor at IMD, says your business should rethink how it captures value, not just how it creates it.

427: Does Your Sales Team Know Your Strategy?

19:41 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Frank Cespedes, HBS professor and author of "Aligning Strategy and Sales," explains how to get the front line on board.

426: How Google Manages Talent

17:48 | Sep 26th, 2014

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, and Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products, explain how the company manages their smart, creative team.

425: Fixing the College Grad Hiring Process

23:35 | Sep 18th, 2014

Sanjeev Agrawal, Collegefeed cofounder and CEO, explains what recruiters, new graduates, and college career centers need to do differently.

424: How Silicon Valley Became Uncool

12:36 | Sep 11th, 2014

Walter Frick, HBR editor, explains why we valorize tech heroes from the past, but scoff at today's entrepreneurs.

423: The Condensed October 2014 Issue

24:28 | Sep 9th, 2014

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

422: The Fall of the Talent Economy?

19:32 | Sep 4th, 2014

Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management, on why talent's powerful economic position is unsustainable.​

421: Privacy’s Shrinking Future

16:27 | Aug 28th, 2014

Scott Berinato, senior editor at Harvard Business Review, on how companies benefit from transparency about customer data.

420: How to Stop Corporate Inversions

15:01 | Aug 21st, 2014

Bill George and Mihir Desai, professors at Harvard Business School, explain why our corporate tax code is driving American business overseas.

419: Prevent Employees from Leaking Data

15:28 | Aug 14th, 2014

David Upton and Sadie Creese, both of Oxford, explain why the scariest threats are from insiders.

418: The Condensed September 2014 Issue

20:19 | Aug 12th, 2014

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

417: The Art of Managing Science

13:49 | Aug 7th, 2014

J. Craig Venter, the biologist who led the effort to sequence human DNA, on unlocking the human genome and the importance of building extraordinary teams for long-term results.

416: The Dangers of Confidence

17:23 | Jul 31st, 2014

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence.

415: The Future of Talent Is Potential

21:53 | Jul 24th, 2014

Linda Hill, Harvard Business School professor, and Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder, on the talent strategies that set up a company for long-term success.

414: To Do Things Better, Stop Doing So Much

15:50 | Jul 17th, 2014

Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," on the importance of being "absurdly selective" in how we use our time.

413: Marc Andreessen and Jim Barksdale on How to Make Money

15:12 | Jul 10th, 2014

The tech luminaries on bundling and unbundling in the digital age.

412: The Fukushima Meltdown That Didn't Happen

15:54 | Jul 3rd, 2014

Charles Casto, recently retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on how smart leadership saved the second Fukushima power plant.

411: Yang Yuanqing: The HBR Interview

14:11 | Jun 26th, 2014

Lenovo's CEO on how the PC leader is poised to win in the "PC plus" world.

410: The Condensed July-August 2014 Issue

15:56 | Jun 25th, 2014

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

409: When to Go with Your Gut

16:35 | Jun 19th, 2014

Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, on how to know when simple rules and snap decisions will outperform analytical models.

408: Succeeding Quietly in Our Recognition-Obsessed Culture

12:22 | Jun 12th, 2014

David Zweig, author of "Invisibles," on employees who value good work over self-promotion.

407: The Secret History of White-Collar Offices

15:11 | Jun 5th, 2014

Nikil Saval, editor at n+1, on how gender, politics, and unions have affected the American workplace since the Civil War.

406: Cross-Culture Work in a Global Economy

14:47 | May 29th, 2014

Erin Meyer, affiliate professor at INSEAD and author of "The Culture Map," on why memorizing a list of etiquette rules doesn't work.

405: How to Manage Wall Street

11:21 | May 23rd, 2014

Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, on striking a balance between running a company for the long term and keeping investors happy.

404: Taking Business Back from Wall Street

09:59 | May 15th, 2014

Gautam Mukunda, HBS professor, on the dangers of managing companies for shareholders.

403: Time Is a Company's Most Valuable Resource

11:04 | May 8th, 2014

Michael Mankins, partner at Bain & Company, on how to get the most out of meetings.

402: Ruth Reichl on Challenging Career Moves

14:28 | May 2nd, 2014

The renowned author and former editor of Gourmet talks about the magazine's closure and her recent transition to fiction writing.

401: Social Physics Can Change Your Company (and the World)

14:04 | Apr 25th, 2014

Sandy Pentland, MIT professor, on how big data is revealing the science behind how we work together, based on his book "Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread."

400: Best of the IdeaCast

24:16 | Apr 18th, 2014

Featuring Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, Nancy Koehn, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Cathy Davidson, and Mark Blyth.

399: How Companies Can Embrace Speed

14:56 | Apr 10th, 2014

John Kotter, author of "Accelerate," on how slow-footed organizations can get faster.

398: How Unusual CEOs Drive Value

11:13 | Apr 3rd, 2014

William Thorndike, investor and author of "The Outsiders," looks at some less-known but more effective executives.

397: Are You the "Real You" in the Office?

16:28 | Mar 27th, 2014

Harvard's Robert Kegan on companies that do really personal development.

396: Identify Your Primary Customer

13:02 | Mar 20th, 2014

Robert Simons, Harvard Business School professor, says companies still struggle to choose the right customer.

395: Our Bizarre Fascination with Stories of Doom

13:13 | Mar 13th, 2014

Andrew O'Connell, HBR editor, explains why we find tales of disaster so compelling.

394: Is Work-Family Conflict Reaching a Tipping Point?

15:29 | Mar 6th, 2014

Stewart D. Friedman, Wharton professor and author of "Baby Bust," presents new research.

393: Why So Many Emerging Giants Flame Out

13:46 | Feb 27th, 2014

John Jullens of Booz & Company says multinationals from China and other emerging markets must learn to innovate and manage quality while remaining nimble.

392: We Need Economic Forecasters Even Though We Can't Trust Them

13:25 | Feb 20th, 2014

Walter Friedman, director of the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School, on the pioneers of market prediction.

391: How the U.S. Can Regain its Edge

15:32 | Feb 13th, 2014

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says the U.S. can remain a global leader only if it addresses issues at home.

390: John Cleese Has a Serious Side

16:56 | Feb 6th, 2014

The iconic comedian speaks with HBR's Adi Ignatius about work, life, and, yes, comedy.

389: Getting Excellence to Spread

13:43 | Jan 30th, 2014

Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor, talks about his book, "Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less" (coauthored by Huggy Rao).

388: Building the Agile Workforce

15:53 | Jan 23rd, 2014

Jeffrey Joerres, CEO of ManpowerGroup, on finding the talent you need in an unpredictable world.

387: Salman Khan on the Online Learning Revolution

14:38 | Jan 16th, 2014

The founder of the Khan Academy talks with HBR senior editor Alison Beard.

386: The Management Style of Robert Gates

18:46 | Jan 13th, 2014

The former Secretary of Defense talks with HBR editor-in-chief Adi Ignatius about his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War."

385: Nomadic Leaders Need Roots

16:13 | Jan 2nd, 2014

Gianpiero Petriglieri, professor at INSEAD, on the new global elite.

384: The Condensed January-February 2014 Magazine

26:09 | Dec 26th, 2013

Amy Bernstein, editor of HBR, offers executive summaries of the major features.

383: The Management Myths Hurting Your Business

13:27 | Dec 19th, 2013

Freek Vermeulen of London Business School explains how best practices become bad practices.

382: The Economics of Online Dating

13:34 | Dec 12th, 2013

Paul Oyer, Stanford economist and the author of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating," explains the marketplace of online love.

381: Reduce Stress with Mindfulness

16:42 | Dec 5th, 2013

Maria Gonzalez, author of "Mindful Leadership," explains how to minimize stress -- not just manage it. Contains a brief guided breathing exercise.

380: The Big Benefits of a Little Thanks

14:46 | Nov 27th, 2013

Francesca Gino and Adam Grant, of Harvard Business School and Wharton, respectively, discuss their research on gratitude and generosity.

379: Improving Management at Google

15:17 | Nov 21st, 2013

Eric Clayberg, Google software-engineering manager, talks with Harvard Business School professor David Garvin about the feedback and training that he and others at the company receive through Project Oxygen.

378: Get a Dysfunctional Team Back on Track

18:41 | Nov 14th, 2013

Roger Schwarz, author of "Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams," explains how to build trust and accountability on your team.

376: Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way

15:58 | Oct 31st, 2013

Erica Ariel Fox, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School, discusses how to resolve inner conflict to lead wisely and live well.

375: What the Best Decision Makers Do

13:24 | Oct 24th, 2013

Ram Charan, coauthor of "Boards that Lead," talks about what he's learned in three decades of helping executives make tough decisions.

374: Scott Adams on Whether Management Really Matters

13:43 | Oct 17th, 2013

The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.

373: Christine Lagarde on the World Economy and the IMF's Future

18:15 | Oct 11th, 2013

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund talks with HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius.

372: How Goldman Sachs Drifted

13:08 | Oct 3rd, 2013

Steven G. Mandis of Columbia Business School discusses his book, "What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider's Story of Organizational Drift and Its Unintended Consequences."

371: Lead Authentically, Without Oversharing

12:18 | Sep 26th, 2013

Lisa Rosh, assistant professor of management at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, explains how to build trust through skillful self-disclosure.

370: Clay Christensen and Dominic Barton on Consulting's Disruption

26:40 | Sep 19th, 2013

The HBS sage and McKinsey head discuss how to stay on top in a rapidly changing industry.

369: Leading Across Sectors

16:24 | Sep 13th, 2013

William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, authors of "The Solution Revolution," discuss why "triple-strength" leaders are the best problem solvers.

368: How CEOs Are Succeeding in Africa

13:04 | Sep 5th, 2013

Jonathan Berman, author of "Success in Africa," busts media myths about the continent.

367: Office Politics for the Pros

11:54 | Aug 29th, 2013

Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics," talks with Dorie Clark, author of "Reinventing You."

366: The Rise of the Megacorporation

15:28 | Aug 22nd, 2013

Richard Adelstein, professor of economics at Wesleyan University and author of "The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914."

364: Working Fathers Need Balance, Too

17:00 | Aug 8th, 2013

Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California and coauthor of the forthcoming book, "What Works for Women at Work."

363: How to Schedule Time for Meaningful Work

15:33 | Aug 2nd, 2013

Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen, coauthors of the HBR article "Make Time for the Work that Matters."

362: The Women Who Become Board Members

14:46 | Jul 25th, 2013

Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell, authors of the HBR article "Dysfunction in the Boardroom."

361: Big Brain Theory

14:14 | Jul 18th, 2013

Adam Waytz and Malia Mason, authors of the HBR article "Your Brain at Work."