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Know Your Customers' Jobs to Be Done

08:52 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Companies can design better products by looking at the jobs that customers are struggling to do. Learn how in this video slide deck.

The New Science of Customer Emotions

08:44 | Aug 8th, 2018

They can be a source of competitive advantage and growth. Download a customizable version of this video slide deck here.

Whiteboard Session: Why Every Organization Needs an AR Strategy

10:00 | Jul 16th, 2018

Michael Porter and Jim Heppelman explain how augmented reality will change how we work.

Whiteboard Session: The Problem of Loneliness at Work

07:25 | Apr 24th, 2018

Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. surgeon general, explains what can be done.

The Authenticity Paradox

08:49 | Mar 28th, 2018

Learn how leaders can develop an "adaptively authentic" style in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version here.

Whiteboard Session: This Is Your Brain on Mindfulness

06:13 | Feb 14th, 2018

Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show how it can improve resilience.

Whiteboard Session: How Traditional Business Metrics Are Outdated

07:57 | Jan 24th, 2018

Category creators like Tesla are reinventing the way business works.

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

08:54 | Jan 16th, 2018

New ventures are searching for a business model, not executing one. Download a customizable version of this video slide deck here.

Whiteboard Session: What Stops Companies From Growing

08:11 | Nov 20th, 2017

Chris Zook explains how you can fight bureaucracy by thinking like a founder.

21st-Century Talent Spotting

07:38 | Nov 6th, 2017

Jobs are changing rapidly, and the question now is not whether people have the right skills; it's whether they have the potential to learn new ones.

Whiteboard Session: Africa, China, and the Future of Manufacturing

07:44 | Oct 17th, 2017

Irene Yuan Sun explains why Africa could be the world's next great manufacturing center.

Whiteboard Session: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

07:52 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Even if you work within a company, these 5 strategies can help you make the most of your talents.

The Explainer: How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight

02:18 | Sep 6th, 2017

These six tactics create productive conflict with a focus on issues, not personalities.

The Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome

09:45 | Aug 31st, 2017

If your employees are underperforming, it could be a result of your own low expectations. Learn how to reverse the vicious circle in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Research Shows Good Management Is Incredibly Hard to Copy

02:23 | Aug 21st, 2017

Don't underestimate the importance of basic competence.

Whiteboard Session: Clashing with a Coworker? Here's What to Do

08:37 | Aug 16th, 2017

These 4 steps will help you resolve conflicts, whether you're a seeker or an avoider.

Where Workers Are the Happiest

02:10 | Aug 9th, 2017

The countries and industries where subjective well-being is highest.

Artificial Intelligence, Real Food

08:55 | Jul 27th, 2017

Can AI really help you be more creative? We paired IBM's AI with an expert chef and a kitchen novice to see how humans and machines could work together. Here's what happened.

Whiteboard Session: Manage the Workload of Being a Leader

09:32 | Jul 12th, 2017

How to achieve your goals while keeping stress under control.

The Explainer: One More Time, How Do You Motivate Employees?

02:12 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Get employees to move forward on their own, without being pushed.

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

07:37 | Jun 28th, 2017

You can achieve wins in four domains of life at once–work, family, community, and self—following Friedman’s Total Leadership process. Learn how in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version here.

The Explainer: Managing Multicultural Teams

02:17 | Jun 12th, 2017

Overcome the challenges and get everyone working together.

Whiteboard Session: Bringing the Best Business Ideas to Healthcare

11:43 | Jun 7th, 2017

Thomas Lee, MD explains how ideas from Michael Porter and other business thinkers could fix healthcare.

Sky Robot

05:30 | May 22nd, 2017

iRobot cofounder Helen Greiner has moved on to found a drone company. When we visited, she said, "I can't think of an industry that shouldn't be thinking about their drone strategy." Watch now.

3 Ways Drones Are Changing Telecom

02:11 | May 17th, 2017

None of them involve delivering packages.

The Explainer: Hidden Traps in Decision-Making

02:12 | May 16th, 2017

The best defense against these traps is awareness.

How Managers Become Leaders

07:05 | May 3rd, 2017

Making the leap from unit-level manager to company-level executive requires some key changes to your leadership style. Learn what they are in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber

The Explainer: How to Write a Great Business Plan

02:10 | Apr 17th, 2017

A business plan that asks -- and answers -- the right questions is a powerful tool.

Rethinking Some Assumptions About Global Business

01:59 | Apr 10th, 2017

Companies may be profiting, but they're not investing those profits in long-term growth.

The Refresher: Net Present Value

01:50 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Next time you're deciding about a big investment, NPV can help you make a more informed decision.

The Other Kind of Inequality, Explained

01:44 | Mar 20th, 2017

Pay gaps are rising between companies more than within them.

The Refresher: Regression Analysis

02:10 | Jan 27th, 2017

A two-minute guide to one of the most important types of data analysis.

What Makes a Leader?

06:59 | Dec 5th, 2016

Emotional intelligence sets great leaders apart from the rest. Learn to recognize it in yourself and others with this 7 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Lack of Information Stokes Globalization Anxiety

01:49 | Nov 23rd, 2016

The less we know about the world, the less we want to interact with it.

The Data on Who Takes "Bleisure" Trips

02:17 | Nov 16th, 2016

Everyone combines business travel and vacation.

A 2x2 Matrix Explains Good vs. Great Leadership

01:58 | Nov 10th, 2016

The relationship between the two is not a continuum.

Make Time for the Work That Matters

06:20 | Oct 17th, 2016

Reclaim up to one day a week for your most important work with this video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

06:53 | Oct 3rd, 2016

75% of organizations struggle to implement strategy. Improve your odds of success with this 7-minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

The Explainer: Core Competence

02:16 | Sep 29th, 2016

What does your company do better than any other firm?

The (Mostly Republican) Politics of U.S. Boards

02:15 | Sep 15th, 2016

A new survey shows what different directors care about.

Western Middle Classes Have Been Left Out of Global Growth

01:51 | Aug 10th, 2016

Their incomes aren't rising as quickly as the rest of the world's.

The Explainer: What Is a Business Model?

02:05 | Aug 5th, 2016

"Business model" and "strategy" are among the most sloppily used terms in business.

Evidence That Lobbying Is Paying Off for Corporations

01:39 | Jul 27th, 2016

Some firms are spending almost as much on it as they are on capital expenses.

The Explainer: Reverse Innovation

02:13 | Jun 30th, 2016

Start with developing markets, and then work your way backward.

Your Scarcest Resource

09:31 | Jun 20th, 2016

Organizations waste too much time - see how Bain helps them manage it like money in this 10-minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

What Your Company Needs to Go Global

02:17 | Jun 15th, 2016

Seven characteristics. Take the survey to see how your company compares.

Can You Entrust That Decision to a Robot?

03:06 | Jun 9th, 2016

Find your place on the automation frontier. Based on the HBR article by Vasant Dhar.

When Stress Helps You Get More Done

02:21 | Jun 3rd, 2016

And the groups of people who feel it most.

Designing Persuasive Charts

09:20 | May 19th, 2016

Even small decisions can have a big impact.

The Explainer: Level 5 Leadership

02:26 | May 11th, 2016

How to combine fierce resolve with personal humility.

How Digital Is Your Industry?

02:24 | May 4th, 2016

Research shows some sectors are outpacing others.

To Innovate, You Have to Manage the Past, Present, and Future

10:53 | Apr 28th, 2016

Vijay Govindarajan, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, explains how to create a new business while optimizing an already existing one.

How to Disagree with Your Boss

00:51 | Mar 18th, 2016

Provide suggestions, not just objections.

Negotiating Across Cultures

02:34 | Feb 25th, 2016

Don't let your message get lost in translation.

What It Takes to Be a Superboss

06:57 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Sydney Finkelstein, professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, outlines the characteristics of exceptional leaders.

The Post-Hierarchical Organization

06:45 | Jan 18th, 2016

The future of work is flatter.

Counteract Secondhand Stress

01:00 | Jan 15th, 2016

Three ways to make yourself immune.

Why Certain Things Go Viral

01:49 | Jan 11th, 2016

The emotions that make us want to share.

What to Do Before Ending Any Meeting

01:01 | Jan 8th, 2016

Closure is important.

Break Your Big Goals into Small Steps

01:01 | Dec 31st, 2015

Step 1: Commit publicly.

There's No Such Thing as a Perfect Job

01:03 | Dec 24th, 2015

Sometimes good is good enough.

Get Better at One-on-One Meetings

01:08 | Dec 18th, 2015

Five ways to make the time more valuable. Based on the work of Margaret Moore, co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

4 Lessons from the Best Family Businesses

07:38 | Dec 14th, 2015

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz explains what sets them apart.

5 Common Writing Mistakes

01:14 | Dec 11th, 2015

Don't give people a reason to judge you.

Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation

05:54 | Dec 7th, 2015

Alison Wood Brooks, assistant professor at Harvard Business School, explains how feelings influence deal making.

Turn Cooperation Into Collaboration

01:01 | Dec 4th, 2015

They're not the same thing.

3 Steps to Better Presentation Visuals

02:35 | Dec 2nd, 2015

It all starts with sticky notes. Based on the work of Nancy Duarte.

How to Create an Open Organization

07:56 | Nov 24th, 2015

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, explains how to inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability.

How to Expand Your Professional Network

00:58 | Nov 20th, 2015

Make the connections you need.

How to Be an Effective Negotiator

06:17 | Nov 16th, 2015

Michael Wheeler, professor at Harvard Business School, explains why you need to start with a plan and then think on your feet.

Bring Out Your Team's Creative Potential

01:01 | Nov 9th, 2015

Don't be afraid to make it fun.

Make Your Employees Feel Respected

01:02 | Oct 30th, 2015

Start with reflection.

When Your Employees Are Most Likely to Quit

01:28 | Oct 28th, 2015

It's sooner than you think.

Are the Workaholics You Know Just Faking It?

02:00 | Oct 26th, 2015

Managers can't tell the difference.