Podcast

HBR IdeaCast

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.

Episodes

  • HBR Presents: FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis

    Apr 25 2019

    Patrick McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO, engages business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and more about the paths they’ve taken in life – and what they’ve let go of. In this episode, he speaks with Zola CEO Shan-Lyn Ma and Female Founders Fund co-founder Anu Duggal about how women are driving diversity in the start-up world. "FOMO Sapiens with Patrick J. McGinnis" is part of HBR Presents, a new network of business podcasts curated by HBR editors. For our full lineup of shows, search ...more

  • 679: What Managers Get Wrong About Feedback

    Apr 23 2019

    Marcus Buckingham, head of people and performance research at the ADP Research Institute, and Ashley Goodall, senior vice president of leadership and team intelligence at Cisco Systems, say that managers and organizations are overestimating the importance of critical feedback. They argue that, in focusing our efforts on correcting weaknesses and rounding people out, we lose the ability to get exceptional performance from them. Instead, we should focus on strengths and push everyone to shine in t...more

  • HBR Presents: Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

    Apr 18 2019

    Entrepreneur, investor, and podcast host Azeem Azhar looks at some of the biggest issues at the intersection of technology and society, with a focus this season on artificial intelligence. In this episode, he speaks with University of Bath professor Joanna Bryson on the kind of professional and ethical standards that need to be put in place as AI continues to grow as an industry. "Exponential View with Azeem Azhar" is part of HBR Presents, a new network of business podcasts curated by HBR edi...more

  • 678: Avoiding the Expertise Trap

    Apr 16 2019

    Sydney Finkelstein, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, says that being the most knowledgeable and experienced person on your team isn't always a good thing. Expertise can steer you wrong in two important ways. It can stop you from being curious about new developments in your field. And it can make you overconfident about your ability to solve problems in different areas. He says that, to be effective leaders, we need to be more aware of these traps and seek out ways t...more

  • HBR Presents: After Hours

    Apr 11 2019

    Harvard Business School professors and hosts Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee discuss news at the crossroads of business and culture. In this episode, they analyze the current food delivery wars and garner some lessons in crisis management from Boeing. "After Hours" is part of HBR Presents, a new network of business podcasts curated by HBR editors. For our full lineup of shows, search “HBR” on your favorite podcast app or visit hbr.org/podcasts.

  • 677: Why People — and Companies — Need Purpose

    Apr 09 2019

    Nicholas Pearce, clinical associate professor at Kellogg School of Management, says too many companies and individuals go about their daily business without a strong sense of purpose. He argues that companies that are not simply profit-driven are more likely to succeed and that the same goes for people. He says individuals who align their daily job with their life’s work will be happier and more productive. Pearce is also a pastor, an executive coach, and the author of the book "The Purpose Path...more

  • 676: The Right Way to Get Your First 1,000 Customers

    Apr 02 2019

    Thales Teixeira, associate professor at Harvard Business School, believes many startups fail precisely because they try to emulate successful disruptive businesses. He says by focusing too early on technology and scale, entrepreneurs lose out on the learning that comes from serving initial customers with an imperfect product. He shares how Airbnb, Uber, Etsy, and Netflix approached their first 1,000 customers very differently, helping to explain why they have millions of customers today. Teixeir...more

  • 675: Why U.S. Working Moms Are So Stressed – And What To Do About It

    Mar 26 2019

    Caitlyn Collins, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis, conducted interviews with mothers in four countries -- the United States, Italy, Germany, and Sweden -- who have jobs outside the home to better understand the pressures they felt. She found that American moms were by far the most stressed, primarily because of the lack of parental benefits offered by their employers and the government. In Europe, women told Collins they had more help, but at times cultural norms around their ...more

  • 674: A Theoretical Physicist (and Entrepreneur) on Why Companies Stop Innovating

    Mar 19 2019

    Safi Bahcall, a former biotech CEO, began his career as a theoretical physicist before joining the business world. He compares the moment that innovative companies become complacent ones to a glass of water freezing, becoming ice. The elements are the same, but the structure of the company has changed. Bahcall offers ways for growing companies to avoid these inevitable forces and continue to innovate. He's the author of the book "Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Dise...more

  • 673: Why Are We Still Promoting Incompetent Men?

    Mar 12 2019

    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a psychologist and chief talent scientist at ManpowerGroup, says we're not picking leaders in the right way. While we should be promoting people based on their competence and potential, it's often the incompetent, overconfident candidates -- most of them men -- who get ahead. Studies show that, by many measures, women are actually better equipped to become strong, successful managers. But the solution to getting more of them into the executive ranks isn't quotas or other...more

  • 672: Make Customers Happier with Operational Transparency

    Mar 05 2019

    Ryan Buell, associate professor at Harvard Business School, says the never-ending quest for operational efficiency is having unintended consequences. When customers don’t see the work that’s being done in back offices, offshore factories, and algorithms, they’re less satisfied with their purchases. Buell believes organizations should deliberately design windows into and out of operations. He says increasing operational transparency helps customers and employees alike appreciate the value being c...more

  • 671: Fixing Tech's Gender Gap

    Feb 26 2019

    Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, is on a mission to get more young women into computer science. She says the problem isn't lack of interest. Her non-profit organization has trained thousands of girls to code, and the ranks of female science and engineering graduates continue to grow. And yet men still dominate the tech industry. Saujani believes companies can certainly do more to promote diversity. But she also wants girls and women to stop letting perfectionism hold them back from vol...more

  • 670: How Innovative Companies Help Frontier Markets Grow

    Feb 19 2019

    Efosa Ojomo, global prosperity lead at the Clayton Christensen Institute, argues that international aid is not the best way to develop poor countries, nor are investments in natural resource extraction, outsourced labor, or incremental improvements to existing offerings for established customer bases. Instead, entrepreneurs, investors, and global companies should focus on market-creating innovations. Just like Henry Ford in the United States a century ago, they should see opportunity in the stru...more

  • 669: How to Cope With a Mid-Career Crisis

    Feb 12 2019

    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 answer isn't always to find a new job or lobby for a promotion. Motivated by his own crisis, Setiya started looking for ways to cope and discovered several strategies that can help all of us shift our perspective on our careers and get out of the slu...more

  • 668: Why Business Jargon Isn’t All Bad

    Feb 05 2019

    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 around the office speak volumes about our organizations and our working relationships. She shares how to use jargon more deliberately, explains the origin of some annoying or amusing buzzwords, and discusses how English became the global business languag...more

  • 667: Use Your Money to Buy Happier Time

    Jan 29 2019

    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 paying to outsource housework or to enjoy a shorter commute can have an outsized impact on happiness and relationships. Whillans is the author of the HBR article “Time for Happiness.”

  • 666: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

    Jan 22 2019

    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 being nice, she says. It’s about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning from each other. And she argues that kind of organizational culture is increasingly important in the modern economy. Edmondson is the author of the new book...more

  • 665: How Retirement Changes Your Identity

    Jan 15 2019

    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. That holds especially true for workers who identify strongly with their job and organization. Amabile and her fellow researchers have identified two main processes that retirees go through: life restructuring and identity bridging.

  • 664: The Harsh Reality of Innovative Companies

    Jan 08 2019

    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 innovation. From candid feedback, to strong leadership, to individual accountability and competence, to disciplined choices, Pisano says leaders need to understand and communicate these realities. He's the author of the HBR article “The Hard Truth Ab...more

  • 663: How One Google Engineer Turned Tragedy into a Moonshot

    Jan 02 2019

    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 of the world's hardest problems. But then a personal tragedy — the loss of his son — set him on a new path. Gawdat launched a startup with the moonshot goal of helping one billion people find happiness. Gawdat is also the author of "Solve for Happy: E...more

  • 662: Improving Civility in the Workplace

    Dec 26 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, as worker expectations change and people bring more of their authentic selves to work, Tippett says managers need to discover how to allow more honesty and emotions and humanity in the workplace, while still delivering in a high-performing environment...more

  • 661: How One CEO Creates Joy at Work

    Dec 18 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 employees — are joyful. That doesn't mean they are happy 100% of the time, he argues, but that they feel fulfilled by always putting the customer first. Sheridan is the author of "Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear...more

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

    Dec 11 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 answer, he finds, is that too many companies expect shiny new products to sell themselves. Steenburgh explains how crafting new sales processes, incentives, and training can overcome the obstacles inherent in selling new products. He's the coauthor, along...more

  • 659: The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

    Dec 04 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 solutions. Phelps identifies the common traps and outlines a research-proven method to solve problems effectively. He's the coauthor of the book, "Cracked it! How to solve big problems and sell solutions like top strategy consultants."

  • 658: Speak Out Successfully

    Nov 27 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 courageous (or gutless) acts they’ve seen coworkers and leaders take. Detert shares the proven behaviors of employees who succeed at speaking out and suffer fewer negative consequences for it. He’s the author of the HBR article “Cultivating Everyday Courage....more

  • 657: How Your Identity Changes When You Change Jobs

    Nov 20 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 position brings all kinds of challenges. Ibarra says that it's important to recognize how these changes are affecting you but to keep moving forward and even take the opportunity to reinvent yourself in your new role.

  • 656: Why Management History Needs to Reckon with Slavery

    Nov 13 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, Rosenthal says we need to look closer at the details — down to accounting ledgers – to truly understand what abolitionists and slaves were up against, and how those practices still influence business and management today. She's the author of the book, "...more

  • 655: Avoiding Miscommunication In A Digital World

    Nov 06 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, humans are likely to fill in the gaps with negative information or assume the worst about the intent of a coworker's email. He offers up a few tips and tricks for how we can bring the benefits of face-to-face communication back into the digital wor...more

  • 654: Stop Initiative Overload

    Oct 30 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 workers dealing with more projects at a time that they can handle, or do well. This episode also offers practical tips for senior-level leaders to truly prioritize the best initiatives at their company — or risk losing some of their top talent. Hollister ...more

  • 653: When Men Mentor Women

    Oct 23 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, some men have shied away from cross-gender relationships at work. But Smith and Johnson say these relationships offer big gains to mentees, mentors, and organizations. They offer their advice on how men can be thoughtful allies to the women they wor...more

  • 652: John Kerry on Leadership, Compromise, and Change

    Oct 16 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 also calls on private sector CEOs to do more to solve social and political problems. Kerry’s new memoir is "Every Day Is Extra."

  • 651: The Power of Curiosity

    Oct 09 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 value inquisitive thinking often discourage curiosity in the workplace because they fear it's inefficient and unproductive. Gino offers several ways that leaders can instead model, cultivate, and even recruit for curiosity. Gino is the author of the HBR...more

  • 650: How Companies Can Tap Into Talent Clusters

    Oct 02 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 towards San Francisco, Boston, London and a handful of other cities is different. Companies need to react and tap into those talent pools, but moving the company to one isn't always an option. Kerr talks about the three main ways companies can access talen...more

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

    Sep 25 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 creatives, he says you have to have patience and believe in the work. But to get that work made, you have to have shrewd negotiating skills. Ovitz says he now regrets some of the ways he approached business in his earlier years, and advises young entrepreneu...more

  • 648: How Companies Get Creativity Right (and Wrong)

    Sep 18 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 buy in from senior leaders to enact real change. Comstock spent many years at GE - under both Jack Welsh's and Jeffrey Immelt's leadership - before leaving the company late last year. She's the author of the book "Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativ...more

  • 647: How Alibaba Is Leading Digital Innovation in China

    Sep 11 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, algorithms, and networks to better serve customers. And he says in the future, successful digital companies will use technologies such as artificial intelligence, the mobile internet, and cloud computing to redefine how value is created. Zeng is the a...more

  • 646: The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance

    Sep 04 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 nutrition. But the most important is sleep. He offers some practical advice on getting more and better rest, and making time to exercise. Effron is the author of the new book, "8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Res...more

  • 645: Understanding Digital Strategy

    Aug 28 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 successful digital strategy is more complicated than that. He recommends emulating the multi-faceted strategies of leading digital companies. Gupta's the author of “Driving Digital Strategy: A Guide to Reimagining Your Business."

  • 644: Managing Someone Who's Too Collaborative

    Aug 21 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 do if you over-collaborate, how to manage someone who does, and offers some advice for women — whose bosses are more likely to see them as overly consensus-driven. Shambaugh is the author of the books "It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor" an...more

  • 643: Networking Myths Dispelled

    Aug 14 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 valuable contacts are actually the people you already know. Burkus says some of the most useful networking you can do involves strengthening your ties with old friends and current coworkers.

  • 642: Designing AI to Make Decisions

    Aug 10 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.I. can't do. So far, A.I. is able to accomplish some tasks that humans might need a lot of training for, such as diagnosing cancer. But she says those tasks are actually more simple than we might think - and that algorithms still can't replace emoti...more

  • 641: Why Opening Up at Work Is Harder for Minorities

    Aug 07 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 expect and welcome differences at work, and she gives practical advice for strengthening connections among colleagues of different racial backgrounds. Phillips is a coauthor of the article “Diversity and Authenticity,” in the March–April 2018 issue of H...more

  • 640: Learning from GE's Stumbles

    Jul 31 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 from activist investors as well as a short-sighted mergers and acquisitions strategy. He’s the author of “GE’s Fall Has Been Accelerated by Two Problems. Most Other Big Companies Face Them, Too.”

  • 639: Turning Purpose Into Performance

    Jul 24 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 motivate employees and improve performance. Anderson talks about his own experience. Quinn and Thakor explain their research showing how leaders can foster a sense of purpose that sharpens competitiveness. They wrote the article “Creating a Purpose-D...more

  • 638: The 2 Types of Respect Leaders Must Show

    Jul 17 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 them, and what happens when you don't foster both. Rogers is the author of the article “Do Your Employees Feel Respected?” in the July–August 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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

    Jul 10 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 able to continually jump to new capabilities and thrive for generations. He says the story of those companies offers a counter-narrative to the pessimistic view that unless your company is Google or Apple, you can’t stay ahead of the competition for...more

  • 636: Architect Daniel Libeskind on Working Unconventionally

    Jul 03 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 collaborating and managing emotions and expectations of multiple stakeholders. Libeskind was interviewed for the July-August 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.

  • 635: When India Killed Off Cash Overnight

    Jun 27 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 circulation, notes that accounted for 86% of cash transactions in a country where most payments happen in cash. Chakravorti discusses the impact on consumers, businesses, and digital payment providers, and whether Indian policymakers reached their anti-co...more

  • 634: Getting People to Help You

    Jun 19 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 of “Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You.”

  • 633: How to Become More Self-Aware

    Jun 12 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 develop self-awareness through the feedback of loving critics and how to mentor someone who isn’t self-aware. Eurich is the author of the book “Insight.”

  • 632: Bill Clinton and James Patterson on Collaboration and Cybersecurity

    Jun 05 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 collaborating across disparate skillsets — “clarity on the objective” and “don’t be afraid to admit what you don’t know.” They also talk about their research into cybersecurity threats and how realistic their thriller scenario could be.

  • 631: Ask Better Questions

    May 29 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 information or get someone to like you. They’re the coauthors of the article, “The Surprising Power of Questions,” in the May–June 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.

  • 630: How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper

    May 22 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 going to be doing more of it. That means businesses — and individual workers — need to figure out how to take advantage of the technology to stay competitive. Goldfarb is the coauthor of the book “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artifici...more

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

    May 15 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 particularly hard on dual-career couples. And if workers can't set boundaries around mobility and flexibility, she argues, firms lose out on talent. Petriglieri is the author of the HBR article “Talent Management and the Dual-Career Couple.”

  • 628: Choosing a Strategy for Your Startup

    May 08 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 should ask themselves — like, collaborate or compete? — and outlines a framework he and his fellow researchers have found to work best for startups. Gans is the coauthor of the article “Do Entrepreneurs Need a Strategy?”

  • 627: Use Learning to Engage Your Team

    May 01 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 spot, or the high end — employees are engaged, productive, and innovative. Johnson is the author of the book “Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve.”

  • 626: Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders

    Apr 24 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, and all-star basketball players who go on to manage teams. She also gives advice for what to do if you’re a generalist managing experts or an expert managed by a generalist. Goodall is the co-author of the HBR articles “If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, ...more

  • 625: How AI Can Improve How We Work

    Apr 17 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 their skills. They also give examples of new roles for people in an AI workplace. Daugherty and Wilson are the authors of the new book “Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI.”

  • 624: You May Be a Workaholic If

    Apr 11 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 practical advice for managing work addiction, whether it’s you who’s suffering, your direct report, boss, peer, or partner. Rothbard is the coauthor of the HBR article "How Being a Workaholic Differs from Working Long Hours — and Why That Matters for Your He...more

  • 623: Make Work Engaging Again

    Apr 03 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 and have purpose — and without that, we languish. Cable offers ideas for restoring people’s passion for their jobs. He’s the author of “Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do.”

  • 622: Why CEOs Are Taking a Stand

    Mar 27 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 company values are pushing corporate leaders to enter into controversial political and social debates. Toffel and Chatterji are the coauthors of the HBR article “Divided We Lead.” We also hear from PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, who talks about standing up for...more

  • 621: Leading with Less Ego

    Mar 21 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 often missing from leadership development programs. Practicing self-awareness, they say, leads to more focused and more people-focused organizations. They’re the authors of the new book, “The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Y...more

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

    Mar 13 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 model that doing so will improve company performance. He says he sees companies thinking about the environment. “But the speed and scale of what we need to do — I don’t think it’s sufficient.”

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

    Mar 07 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 expert, the surprising ways her study of U.S. Civil War history prepared her for the top job, and what it's like to be the first female president in the University's four-century history.

  • 618: Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company

    Feb 27 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, productivity, and organizational culture. They discuss their research showing how effective these tools can be and warn about common traps companies face when they implement them. Neeley and Leonardi are co-authors of the article "What Managers Need...more

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

    Feb 19 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 prominence after resigning from a council advising the Trump White House. Frazier discusses the importance of values in leadership and how Merck thinks about R&D and drug prices.

  • 616: The Future of MBA Education

    Feb 14 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. DeRue discusses how the perceived value of an MBA education is changing in the digital era, and how MBA programs are innovating in response to individual and company demands.

  • Introducing Dear HBR:

    Feb 09 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 Wood Brooks, an expert on behavioral insights. They talk through what to do when your direct reports are older than you, how to be a likeable leader, and what to say if you're not ready to be in charge.

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

    Feb 06 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-potential employees. And he discusses five critical "X factors" his research has shown are common to high-potential employees. Conger is the co-author of the new book, "The High Potential's Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Lea...more

  • 614: Women at Work: Make Yourself Heard

    Jan 30 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: first, how and why women’s speech patterns differ from men’s; second, how women can be more assertive in meetings; and third, how women can deal with interrupters (since the science shows women get interrupted more often than men do). Guests: Deborah Ta...more

  • 613: Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation

    Jan 23 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 sidelining your feelings, understand them. Cohen explains how to understand your triggers and use your emotions and those of your counterparts to your advantage.

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

    Jan 16 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 customers different possible solutions is usually more effective. He discusses what companies can do to help service representatives lead interactions that leave a customer satisfied—whether or not the problem has been solved. Singh’s research is fe...more

  • 611: Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

    Jan 09 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 face with employees to communicate lessons about professionalism, points of craft, and life. He says it’s easy to try and that teaching is one of the best ways to motivate people and improve their performance. Finkelstein is the author of “The Best Lea...more

  • 610: Hiring the Best People

    Jan 02 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 of the business. She says money should not be the reason someone leaves and that we should stop using words like “poaching” and “firing.” McCord is the author of “How to Hire,” in the January–February 2018 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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

    Dec 26 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 their tax burdens by setting themselves up as corporations. And he discusses how the law shifts U.S. tax policy toward a territorial system of corporate taxes, one that will affect multinationals and national competitiveness. Finally, Desai explains w...more

  • 608: Making Unlimited Vacation Time Work

    Dec 20 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 managers and longtime employees. Ain says the "open vacation" program benefits the business and serves as a template for other companies figuring out how to make unlimited vacation work for them.

  • 607: How Technology Tests Our Trust

    Dec 12 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 comes to making those decisions, we shouldn’t leave our devices to their own devices.

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

    Dec 05 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 market trends, they've made the strategic shift from B2C to B2B work.

  • 605: Why More CEOs Should Be Hired from Within

    Nov 28 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, and how to nurture it. Fernández-Aráoz is the co-author of the new HBR article “Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development.”

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

    Nov 21 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 Harvard Business Review’s Future Economy Project, in which leaders detail their company’s efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

  • 603: When ‘Best Practices’ Backfire

    Nov 14 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 industry tradition—and because it’s hard to know how seemingly successful business models will hold up over the long term. That’s why, he says, organizations should avoid benchmarking and instead routinely test their business practices before there’s a pr...more

  • 602: The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

    Nov 07 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 sector is industrializing countries including Lesotho and Nigeria. Sun’s new book is “The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment Is Reshaping Africa.”

  • 601: Astronaut Scott Kelly on Working in Space

    Oct 31 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, including being the commander of the International Space Station during his final, yearlong mission. He talks about the kind of cross-cultural collaboration and decision making he honed on the ISS, offering advice that leaders can use in space and on ear...more

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

    Oct 24 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 brands include Zara, Massimo Dutti, and Pull&Bear. Successful fast fashion takes much more than speed, he says. Isla discusses aspects of the company’s business model: source close to headquarters, entrust store managers with product orders, and treat ...more

  • 599: Everyday People Who Led Momentous Change

    Oct 19 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 achieve and inspire social change. In Koehn’s new book, "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times," she argues that tomorrow's leaders of social change will come from the business world.

  • 598: So, You Want to Join a Startup

    Oct 12 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. Excellent communication skills and a high emotional IQ are startup skills, too. Bussgang, the author of “Entering StartUpLand,” walks through the process of finding your dream job in a new company.

  • 597: How Successful Solopreneurs Make Money

    Oct 05 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 solopreneurs as examples, how to earn revenue from public speaking, podcasting, e-books, and online courses. She also goes over what to charge and when to get an assistant. Clark teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and is the author o...more

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

    Sep 28 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 Microsoft for 25 years. Nadella thinks of the past, he says, for the sake of the future—of technology, public policy, and work. His new autobiography is "Hit Refresh."

  • 595: Transcending Either-Or Decision Making

    Sep 21 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 film industry to show how CEOs have put the process to work. Riel is the co-author, along with Roger Martin, of the book “Creating Great Choices: A Leader’s Guide to Integrative Thinking.”

  • 594: Find Your Happy Place at Work

    Sep 14 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-paying work, McKee saw that pursuing prestige and success for the wrong reasons ruined people’s personal and professional lives. She discusses how misplaced ambition, obsession with money, and fatalism are traps anyone, in any kind of job, can fall for—an...more

  • 593: How to Fix "Team Creep"

    Sep 08 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 organizational levels. Among them: multiteaming saves money. The cost—stretched employees—is hard to see. And that is where the tension, and the risk, lies. Mortensen is the co-author, with Heidi K. Gardner, of “The Overcommitted Organization” in the...more

  • 592: Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader

    Aug 31 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. Instead, it’s a state that everyone can reach, whether they’re officially in charge or not. She also explains why shared leadership benefits a team and organization. Ashford offers tips on how to effectively grow leadership in yourself and your employees...more

  • 591: Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy

    Aug 24 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 highly well-managed — and that managers mistakenly assumed they were all above average. She is a co-author of “Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management?” in the September–October 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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

    Aug 18 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 learn from the U.S. Navy’s scientific and sober view of the world. Reinhardt and Toffel are the authors of “Managing Climate Change: Lessons from the U.S. Navy” in the July–August 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

  • 589: When to Listen to a Dire Warning

    Aug 10 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 Cassandra? Now a cybersecurity firm CEO, Clarke is an expert at figuring out who is a conspiracy theorist and who is a credible source. He explains his method through a few case studies—on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, the Fukushima nuclear plant m...more

  • 588: When Startups Scrapped the Business Plan

    Aug 03 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 high technology startups. And he explains why he believes most established companies are still failing to apply lean startup methodology in their corporate innovation programs. Blank is the author of the HBR article, "Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Ev...more

  • 587: Build Your Portfolio Career

    Jul 27 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 tradeoffs and productivity discipline demanded by that career choice, and he offers tips for managing a schedule with multiple work activities. And he argues we should stop calling these second careers "side hustles." Sehgal is the author of the HBR ...more

  • 586: How AI Is Already Changing Business

    Jul 20 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 potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces will interact with it in the future, and suggests managers start experimenting now. Brynjolfsson is the co-author, with Andrew McAfee, of the HBR Big Idea article, “The Business of Artificial Intelligence...more

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

    Jul 13 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 a waffle iron) they changed how running shoes are designed and made. Knight discusses the company's enduring culture of innovation, as well as the succession process that led to former runner and Nike insider Mark Parker becoming CEO.

  • 584: How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures

    Jul 06 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 the other way around. Meyer helps break down and map these factors so that managers working across cultures can adapt. She’s the author of the article, "Being the Boss in Brussels, Boston, and Beijing" in the July-August 2017 issue of Harvard Busines...more

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

    Jun 29 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. The same goes for pep talks that motivate employees. McGinn talks about both the research and practical applications of mental preparation and motivation. He’s the author of the book, "Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You ...more

  • 582: The Talent Pool Your Company Probably Overlooks

    Jun 22 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 other forms of neurodiversity. Global companies such as SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are customizing their hiring and onboarding processes to enable highly-talented individuals, who might have eccentricities that keep them from passing a job int...more

  • 581: Blockchain — What You Need to Know

    Jun 15 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 bitcoin works and talks about the industries and companies that could see new growth opportunities or lose business. He also has recommendations for managers: start experimenting with blockchain as soon as possible. Lakhani is the co-author of the articl...more

  • 580: Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

    Jun 08 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 personality of the company founder. Their research describes four distinct types of highly successful entrepreneurial personalities: the Driver, the Explorer, the Crusader, and the Captain. While popular culture currently celebrates big-ego personal...more

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

    Jun 01 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, ethical, even life-affirming. And demonizing it or ignoring it means that the rest of us – those not in finance – risk misunderstanding it, which has all kinds of implications for how we make decisions and plan for our futures. Desai is the author of ...more

  • 578: 4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs

    May 26 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 top university degree who’s a strategic visionary and makes great decisions under pressure is a pervasive one. However, research shows that four behaviors more consistently lead to high performance in the corner office: 1) deciding with speed and co...more

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

    May 18 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 the so-called working class. Many people conflate "working class" with "poor"--but the working class is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. Williams argues that economic mobility has declined, and explains why suggestions lik...more

  • 576: How to Survive Being Labeled a Star

    May 11 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 ultimately burn out. Petriglieri discusses practical ways employees can handle this, and come to see this difficult phase as a career rite of passage. She’s the co-author of “The Talent Curse” in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

  • 575: Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation

    May 04 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 of creating a family of complementary innovations around a product or service, all of which work as a system to carry out a single strategy. Robertson's the author of "The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation."

  • 574: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Resilience

    Apr 27 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 resilience in yourself, your team, and your organization. They’re the authors of the new book, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy."

  • 573: Our Delusions About Talent

    Apr 20 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 retention is still in its early stages. Chamorro-Premuzic is the CEO of Hogan Assessments and the author of the book “The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential.”

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

    Apr 13 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 hinges on a “capabilities link,” which means using corporate assets—that startups don’t have—to fight unfairly. He also discusses the leadership qualities of executives who effectively navigate their companies’ imminent disruption. Anthony is the coauthor...more

  • 571: Dealing with Conflict Avoiders and Seekers

    Apr 06 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 conflict, as well as how your counterpart does. Gallo talks about how to escape the common pitfalls of conflict seekers and conflict avoiders, so that you can improve your work and your relationships. She’s the author of the “HBR Guide to Dealing with Confl...more

  • 570: How Personalities Affect Team Chemistry

    Mar 30 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 personality styles and capitalize on their cognitive diversity. She and Suzanne M. Johnson Vickberg coauthored the article, "Pioneers, Drivers, Integrators, and Guardians" in the March-April 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

  • 569: The Rise of Corporate Inequality

    Mar 23 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 has less to do with what you do for work, and more to do with which specific company you work for. The rising gap in pay between firms accounts for a large majority of the rise in income inequality overall. Bloom tells us why, and discusses some ways t...more

  • 568: Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble

    Mar 16 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 higher you rise, the worse it gets. Gregersen discusses practical steps top managers can make to ask better questions, improve the flow of information, and more clearly see what matters. His article “Bursting the CEO Bubble” is in the March-April 2017 is...more

  • 567: Making Intel More Diverse

    Mar 10 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 talent available in the country by 2020. Brown breaks down what exactly Intel is doing, why the corporation is doing it, where it’s going well (recruiting), where it’s not going as well (retention), and what other companies can learn from Intel’s experi...more

  • 566: Reduce Organizational Drag

    Mar 02 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 organizational drag. Mankins is a coauthor of "Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power."

  • 565: Globalization: Myth and Reality

    Feb 24 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 reactions in Europe and the U.S. against globalization recently could affect the global economy, and how companies will need to adapt to the new reality. Ghemawat is the author of several books on globalization, including “World 3.0” and most recently “The ...more

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

    Feb 16 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 risks of founding a start-up. Still, there are things you need to know. Ruback and Yudkoff are the authors of the “HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business.”

  • 563: Escape Your Comfort Zone

    Feb 09 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 career. His new book is “Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence.”

  • 562: Business Leadership Under President Trump

    Feb 02 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 those policies undermine the economy and the country's best interests in the long term.

  • 561: Generosity Burnout

    Jan 28 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

    Jan 19 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 Coffee."

  • 559: Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue

    Jan 13 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 neuroscience of trust, entrepreneurship in Africa, the source of innovation, and the new, hefty magazine. For more, see the January-February 2017 issue.

  • 558: Collaborating Better Across Silos

    Jan 05 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 new book, “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos.”

  • 557: Restoring Sanity to the Office

    Dec 29 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 blocks of time to be truly productive.

  • 556: The Secret to Better Problem Solving

    Dec 22 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

    Dec 15 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

    Dec 08 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

    Dec 01 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

    Nov 23 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 learning platform.

  • 551: Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump

    Nov 18 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 connect with them.

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

    Nov 10 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

    Nov 03 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

    Oct 27 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 Extraordinary Lives".

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

    Oct 20 2016

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

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

    Oct 13 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

    Oct 06 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

    Sep 29 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 Habits."

  • 543: Building Emotional Agility

    Sep 22 2016

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

  • 542: Excessive Collaboration

    Sep 15 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

    Sep 08 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?

    Sep 01 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

    Aug 25 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

    Aug 18 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

    Aug 11 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 Negotiate with a Liar."

  • 536: In Praise of Dissenters and Non-Conformists

    Aug 04 2016

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

  • 535: The Zappos Holacracy Experiment

    Jul 29 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 Holacracy Hype."

  • 534: The Era of Agile Talent

    Jul 21 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

    Jul 14 2016

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

  • 532: Teaching Creativity to Leaders

    Jul 07 2016

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

  • 531: Brexit and the Leadership Equivalent of Empty Calories

    Jun 30 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

    Jun 23 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

    Jun 16 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

    Jun 09 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

    Jun 02 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

    May 26 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

    May 19 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, gives practical tips for being a leader who is flexible, fair, and effective.

  • 524: Make Better Decisions

    May 12 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

    May 05 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 Everyone Culture."

  • 522: Isabel Allende on Fiction and Feminism

    Apr 28 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

    Apr 22 2016

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

  • 520: Understanding Agile Management

    Apr 15 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"

    Apr 07 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 understand individuals.

  • 518: Life's Work: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

    Mar 31 2016

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

  • 517: How to Say No to More Work

    Mar 24 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

    Mar 22 2016

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

  • 515: Are Leaders Getting Too Emotional?

    Mar 17 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

    Mar 10 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

    Mar 03 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 start talking about race.

  • 512: The Art of the Interview

    Feb 25 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 trust with a subject to getting an honest answer to a tough question.

  • 511: The Condensed March 2016 Issue

    Feb 19 2016

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

  • 510: Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap

    Feb 18 2016

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

  • 509: Be a Superboss

    Feb 11 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 Management in Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and the author of "Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Manage the Flow of Talent".

  • 508: How to Give Constructive Feedback

    Feb 05 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

    Jan 28 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

    Jan 21 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

    Jan 14 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)

    Jan 08 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

    Dec 30 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

    Dec 23 2015

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

  • 501: Life's Work: Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Dec 17 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

    Dec 10 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

    Dec 03 2015

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

  • 498: 4 Types of Conflict and How to Manage Them

    Nov 25 2015

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

  • 497: The Condensed December 2015 Issue

    Nov 24 2015

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

  • 496: Katie Couric on the Shifting Landscape of News

    Nov 19 2015

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

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

    Nov 14 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

    Nov 05 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

    Oct 31 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

    Oct 22 2015

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

  • 491: What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Successful?

    Oct 17 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

    Oct 14 2015

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

  • 489: Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself

    Oct 08 2015

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

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

    Oct 02 2015

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

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

    Sep 24 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)

    Sep 17 2015

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

  • 485: The Creator of WordPress

    Sep 11 2015

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

  • 484: The Condensed October 2015 Issue

    Sep 09 2015

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

  • 483: What's Your Digital Quotient?

    Sep 03 2015

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

  • 482: PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on Design Thinking

    Aug 27 2015

    How PepsiCo is harnessing the power of design.

  • 481: Salman Rushdie on Creativity and Criticism

    Aug 20 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

    Aug 13 2015

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

  • 479: The Condensed September 2015 Issue

    Aug 12 2015

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

  • 478: Building Healthy Teams

    Aug 06 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

    Jul 30 2015

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

  • 476: The CEO of YP on Leading Digital Transformation

    Jul 23 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

    Jul 16 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

    Jul 09 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?

    Jul 02 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

    Jun 25 2015

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

  • 471: The Condensed July-August 2015 Issue

    Jun 23 2015

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

  • 470: Beating Digital Overload with Digital Tools

    Jun 18 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?

    Jun 11 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

    Jun 04 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

    May 28 2015

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

  • 466: Making Sense of Digital Disruption

    May 21 2015

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

  • 465: The Condensed June 2015 Issue

    May 20 2015

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

  • 464: Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age

    May 14 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

    May 07 2015

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

  • 462: Ethical CEOs Finish First

    Apr 30 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

    Apr 23 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

    Apr 16 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

    Apr 14 2015

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

  • 458: Making Health Care More Consumer-Driven

    Apr 09 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

    Apr 02 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

    Mar 26 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

    Mar 19 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

    Mar 17 2015

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

  • 453: Set Habits You'll Actually Keep

    Mar 12 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

    Mar 05 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

    Feb 26 2015

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

  • 450: Marissa Mayer's Yahoo

    Feb 20 2015

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

  • 449: Why Leadership Feels Awkward

    Feb 13 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

    Feb 12 2015

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

  • 447: GoDaddy's CEO on Leading Change

    Feb 05 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

    Jan 29 2015

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

  • 445: Innovation Needs a System

    Jan 22 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

    Jan 15 2015

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

  • 443: How to Negotiate Better

    Jan 08 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

    Dec 30 2014

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

  • 441: The Condensed January-February 2015 Issue

    Dec 19 2014

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

  • 440: What Makes Teams Smart (or Dumb)

    Dec 18 2014

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

  • 439: Communicate Better with Your Global Team

    Dec 11 2014

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

  • 438: Explaining Silicon Valley's Success

    Dec 04 2014

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

  • 437: Learning What Wiser Workers Know

    Nov 25 2014

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

  • 436: Making Good Decisions

    Nov 20 2014

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

  • 435: The Condensed December 2014 Issue

    Nov 18 2014

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

  • 434: Boris Johnson on Influence and Ambition

    Nov 13 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

    Nov 06 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?

    Oct 30 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

    Oct 23 2014

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

  • 430: Disrupting TV's Status Quo

    Oct 16 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

    Oct 14 2014

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

  • 428: Focus More on Value Capture

    Oct 09 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?

    Oct 02 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

    Sep 26 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

    Sep 18 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

    Sep 11 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

    Sep 09 2014

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

  • 422: The Fall of the Talent Economy?

    Sep 04 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

    Aug 28 2014

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

  • 420: How to Stop Corporate Inversions

    Aug 21 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

    Aug 14 2014

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

  • 418: The Condensed September 2014 Issue

    Aug 12 2014

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

  • 417: The Art of Managing Science

    Aug 07 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

    Jul 31 2014

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

  • 415: The Future of Talent Is Potential

    Jul 24 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

    Jul 17 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

    Jul 10 2014

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

  • 412: The Fukushima Meltdown That Didn't Happen

    Jul 03 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

    Jun 26 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

    Jun 25 2014

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

  • 409: When to Go with Your Gut

    Jun 19 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

    Jun 12 2014

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

  • 407: The Secret History of White-Collar Offices

    Jun 05 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

    May 29 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

    May 23 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

    May 15 2014

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

  • 403: Time Is a Company's Most Valuable Resource

    May 08 2014

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

  • 402: Ruth Reichl on Challenging Career Moves

    May 02 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)

    Apr 25 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

    Apr 18 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

    Apr 10 2014

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

  • 398: How Unusual CEOs Drive Value

    Apr 03 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?

    Mar 27 2014

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

  • 396: Identify Your Primary Customer

    Mar 20 2014

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

  • 395: Our Bizarre Fascination with Stories of Doom

    Mar 13 2014

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

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

    Mar 06 2014

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

  • 393: Why So Many Emerging Giants Flame Out

    Feb 27 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

    Feb 20 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

    Feb 13 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

    Feb 06 2014

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

  • 389: Getting Excellence to Spread

    Jan 30 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

    Jan 23 2014

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

  • 387: Salman Khan on the Online Learning Revolution

    Jan 16 2014

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

  • 386: The Management Style of Robert Gates

    Jan 13 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

    Jan 02 2014

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

  • 384: The Condensed January-February 2014 Magazine

    Dec 26 2013

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

  • 383: The Management Myths Hurting Your Business

    Dec 19 2013

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

  • 382: The Economics of Online Dating

    Dec 12 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

    Dec 05 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

    Nov 27 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

    Nov 21 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

    Nov 14 2013

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

  • 377: Editors' Picks of the Week

    Nov 07 2013

    HBR editors read top posts from HBR.org.

  • 376: Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way

    Oct 31 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

    Oct 24 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

    Oct 17 2013

    The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.

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

    Oct 11 2013

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

  • 372: How Goldman Sachs Drifted

    Oct 03 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

    Sep 26 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

    Sep 19 2013

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

  • 369: Leading Across Sectors

    Sep 13 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

    Sep 05 2013

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

  • 367: Office Politics for the Pros

    Aug 29 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

    Aug 22 2013

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

  • 365: Why We Love to Hate Consultants

    Aug 15 2013

    Dan McGinn, HBR senior editor.

  • 364: Working Fathers Need Balance, Too

    Aug 08 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

    Aug 02 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

    Jul 25 2013

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

  • 361: Big Brain Theory

    Jul 18 2013

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

  • 360: The Booming Business of Craft Cocktails

    Jul 11 2013

    Thomas Mooney, co-owner and CEO of House Spirits Distillery.

  • 359: Attacking the Sleep Conspiracy

    Jul 02 2013

    Russell Sanna, executive director of the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • 358: IT in the Cloud Era

    Jun 27 2013

    Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box.

  • 357: Read Fiction and Be a Better Leader

    Jun 20 2013

    Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 356: Why We Need to Redefine Intelligence

    Jun 13 2013

    Scott Barry Kaufman, adjunct assistant professor of psychology at New York University and author of "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined."

  • 355: Pricing Strategies People Love

    Jun 06 2013

    Sandeep Baliga and Jeff Ely, professors at the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University.

  • 354: The Science of Sharing (and Oversharing)

    May 30 2013

    Jonah Berger, Wharton School professor and author of "Contagious: Why Things Catch On."

  • 353: Why Some Companies Last and Others Don't

    May 23 2013

    Michael Raynor, director at Deloitte Services LP and coauthor of the HBR article "Three Rules for Making a Company Truly Great."

  • 352: Talent Strategies for the Post-Loyalty World

    May 16 2013

    Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, coauthors of the HBR article "Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact."

  • 351: The Secret to Effective Motivation

    May 09 2013

    Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins, authors of "Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence."

  • 350: Maya Angelou on Courage and Creativity

    May 02 2013

    Dr. Maya Angelou, renowned author.

  • 349: Yes, Business Relies on Nature

    Apr 25 2013

    Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of "Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature."

  • 348: Building a Company Everyone Loves

    Apr 18 2013

    Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, authors of the HBR article "Creating the Best Workplace on Earth."

  • 347: Austerity's Big Bait-and-Switch

    Apr 11 2013

    Mark Blyth, professor at Brown University and author of "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea."

  • 346: The Truth About Creative Teams

    Apr 04 2013

    Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management and author of "Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration."

  • 345: Can You "Manage" Your Family?

    Mar 28 2013

    Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist and author of "The Secrets of Happy Families."

  • 344: Take Control of Your Time

    Mar 21 2013

    Elizabeth Grace Saunders, founder and CEO of Real Life E and author of "The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment."

  • 343: Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview

    Mar 14 2013

    Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead."

  • 342: Solving America's Innovation Crisis

    Mar 07 2013

    Bruce Nussbaum, professor at Parsons The New School of Design and author of "Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire."

  • 341: Improve Your Business Writing

    Feb 28 2013

    Bryan Garner, editor in chief of Black's Law Dictionary and author of the "HBR Guide to Better Business Writing."

  • 340: Mary Robinson on Influence Without Authority

    Feb 21 2013

    Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland.

  • 339: Why We're All in Sales

    Feb 14 2013

    Daniel Pink, author of "To Sell Is Human" and the HBR article "A Radical Prescription for Sales."

  • 338: Encyclopaedia Britannica's Transformation

    Feb 07 2013

    Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

  • 337: Manage Up and Across with Your Mentor

    Jan 31 2013

    Jeanne Meister, partner at Future Workplace and contributor to the "HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across."

  • 336: The High Cost of Rudeness at Work

    Jan 24 2013

    Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "The Price of Incivility."

  • 335: Whole Foods' John Mackey on Capitalism's Moral Code

    Jan 17 2013

    John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and coauthor of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."

  • 334: Why Organizations Are the Way They Are

    Jan 10 2013

    Tim Sullivan, editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press and coauthor of "The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office."

  • 333: Jeff Bezos on Leading for the Long-Term at Amazon

    Jan 03 2013

    Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com.

  • 332: Boost Your Productivity With Social Media

    Dec 20 2012

    Alexandra Samuel, vice president of social media at Vision Critical.

  • 331: The Rise of the Global Super-Rich

    Dec 13 2012

    Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital and author of "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else."

  • 330: Find the Next Disruptor Before it Finds You

    Dec 06 2012

    Maxwell Wessel, fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation and coauthor of the HBR article "Surviving Disruption."

  • 329: The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln

    Nov 29 2012

    Gautam Mukunda, Harvard Business School assistant professor and author of "Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter."

  • 328: Why You Should Cannibalize Your Company

    Nov 21 2012

    James Allworth, regular contributor to HBR and coauthor of the Nieman Reports article "Breaking News: Mastering the Art of Disruptive Innovation in Journalism."

  • 327: The Four Fears Blocking You from Great Ideas

    Nov 15 2012

    Tom and David Kelley, leaders of IDEO and authors of the forthcoming HBR article "Reclaim Your Creative Confidence."

  • 326: Ernest Shackleton's Lessons for Leaders in Harsh Climates

    Nov 08 2012

    Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of "The Story of American Business."

  • 325: How to Get the Right Job

    Nov 01 2012

    Jodi Glickman, founder of the communication training firm Great on the Job and contributor to the "HBR Guide to Getting a Job."

  • 324: Has America Outsourced Too Much?

    Oct 25 2012

    Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of "Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance."

  • 323: Nate Silver on Predicting the Unpredictable

    Oct 19 2012

    Nate Silver, statistician and founder of The New York Times political blog FiveThirtyEight.com.

  • 322: Big Data Solves Big Problems

    Oct 11 2012

    Kevin Boudreau, London Business School professor.

  • 321: Campaign for Your Career

    Oct 04 2012

    Dorie Clark, strategy consultant and author of the HBR article "A Campaign Strategy for Your Career."

  • 320: China and India Are an Opportunity, Not a Threat

    Sep 27 2012

    Michael Silverstein, cofounder of The Boston Consulting Group's global consumer practice and coauthor of "The $10 Trillion Prize."

  • 319: How a Culture of Accountability Can Deteriorate

    Sep 20 2012

    Tom Ricks, journalist and author of the HBR article "What Ever Happened to Accountability?"

  • 318: Reinventing Strategy for the Social Era

    Sep 13 2012

    Nilofer Merchant, author of "11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era."

  • 317: How Campaign Finance Reform Could Help Business

    Sep 06 2012

    Russ Feingold, former US senator from Wisconsin and founder of Progressives United.

  • 316: What Leaders Can Learn from Jazz

    Aug 29 2012

    Frank Barrett, jazz pianist and author of "Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz."

  • 315: Pressed for Time? Give Some of Yours Away

    Aug 23 2012

    Cassie Mogilner, assistant professor of marketing at the Wharton School and author of the HBR article "You'll Feel Less Rushed If You Give Time Away."

  • 314: In a Fast World, Think Slowly

    Aug 16 2012

    Frank Partnoy, professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego and author of "Wait: The Art and Science of Delay."

  • 313: What's Wrong with Today's Entrepreneurs

    Aug 10 2012

    Dan McGinn, HBR senior editor and author of the article "Too Many Pivots, Too Little Passion."

  • 312: The New Sales Playbook

    Aug 02 2012

    Matt Dixon, director at Corporate Executive Board and coauthor of the HBR article "The End of Solutions Sales."

  • 311: Sally Ride on Breaking Ground in Aerospace and Education

    Jul 24 2012

    Sally Ride, former NASA astronaut and founder of Sally Ride Science.

  • 310: The Power of the Introvert in Your Office

    Jul 19 2012

    Susan Cain, author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking."

  • 309: Resilience Strategies for a Volatile World

    Jul 12 2012

    Andrew Zolli, director of PopTech and coauthor of "Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back."

  • 308: How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)

    Jul 05 2012

    Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, authors of "Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations."

  • 307: Saving Banks from the Bankers

    Jun 28 2012

    Sallie Krawcheck, former president of Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management and author of the HBR article "Four Ways to Fix Banks."

  • 306: Let Your Employees Bet on the Company

    Jun 21 2012

    Don Thompson, economist and author of "Oracles: How Prediction Markets Turn Employees into Visionaries."

  • 305: Who Your Customers Want to Become

    Jun 14 2012

    Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business and author of the HBR Single "Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become?"

  • 304: Habits: Why We Do What We Do

    Jun 07 2012

    Charles Duhigg, reporter for The New York Times and author of "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business."

  • 303: Make Your Own Culturematic

    May 31 2012

    Grant McCracken, anthropologist and author of "Culturematic: How Reality TV, John Cheever, a Pie Lab, Julia Child, Fantasy Football . . . Will Help You Create and Execute Breakthrough Ideas."

  • 302: Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership?

    May 24 2012

    Marcus Buckingham, founder of TMBC and author of "StandOut."

  • 301: Unilever's CEO on Making Responsible Business Work

    May 17 2012

    Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

  • 300: The Myth of American Decline

    May 10 2012

    Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor for Yahoo! Finance and author of "Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . . and the Rise of a New Economy."

  • 299: Welcome to the G-Zero World

    May 03 2012

    Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group and author of "Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World."

  • 298: Winning in the Intention Economy

    Apr 26 2012

    Doc Searls, alumnus fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and author of "The Intention Economy."

  • 297: Growth Isn't Rocket Science

    Apr 19 2012

    Ken Favaro, senior partner at Booz & Company and coauthor of the HBR article "Creating an Organic Growth Machine."

  • 296: Christiane Amanpour on Leadership and Ambition

    Apr 12 2012

    Christiane Amanpour, renowned war correspondent and news anchor.

  • 295: Boost Your Productivity with Microbreaks

    Apr 05 2012

    Charlotte Fritz, assistant professor at Portland State University.

  • 294: Do Women Need Confidence -- Or Quotas?

    Mar 29 2012

    Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of the consultancy 20-first and author of "How Women Mean Business."

  • 293: Making Decisions in Groups

    Mar 22 2012

    Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of "Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right."

  • 292: Good Strategy's Non-Negotiables

    Mar 15 2012

    Chris Zook, partner at Bain & Company and co-head of the firm's global strategy practice.

  • 291: Getting a Job in Today's Market

    Mar 08 2012

    John Lees, career strategist and author of "How to Get a Job You'll Love."

  • 290: Restoring America's Innovation Economy

    Mar 01 2012

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Enriching the Ecosystem."

  • 289: How CEO Pay Became a Massive Bubble

    Feb 23 2012

    Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "The Incentive Bubble."

  • 288: When Should You Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant?

    Feb 16 2012

    Tiziana Casciaro and Lotte Bailyn discuss the HBR case study "When to Make Private News Public."

  • 287: Idea Watch: Harnessing Creativity

    Feb 09 2012

    Andy O'Connell and Scott Berinato, editors of the Idea Watch section of HBR and The Daily Stat.

  • 286: The End of Customer Service Heroes

    Feb 02 2012

    Frances Frei and Anne Morriss, authors of "Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business."

  • 285: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Teamwork and Career Transitions

    Jan 26 2012

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend, New York Times best-selling author, and filmmaker.

  • 284: Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration

    Jan 19 2012

    Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft, co-directors of the Environments Collaborative at the Stanford University d.school and authors of "Make Space."

  • 283: The Right Mindset for Success

    Jan 12 2012

    Carol Dweck, professor at Stanford University and author of "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success."

  • 282: How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

    Jan 05 2012

    Peter Bregman, author of "18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done."

  • 281: Breaking the Work/Family Deadlock

    Dec 29 2011

    Stephanie Coontz, professor of history at The Evergreen State College and author of "A Strange Stirring."

  • 280: Economics for Humans

    Dec 22 2011

    Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Labs and author of "Betterness: Economics for Humans."

  • 279: Business Jargon Is Not a "Value-Add"

    Dec 15 2011

    Dan Pallotta, president of Advertising for Humanity and author of "Uncharitable."

  • 278: HBR's 2012 List of Audacious Ideas

    Dec 08 2011

    Scott Berinato, HBR senior editor, featuring the ideas of Yale economist Robert Shiller, journalist Gregg Easterbrook, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman.

  • 277: What Motivates Tomorrow's Leaders

    Dec 01 2011

    John Coleman, coauthor of "Passion and Purpose," with contributors Patrick Chun, Umaimah Mendhro, and Rye Barcott.

  • 276: The Myth of Monotasking

    Nov 23 2011

    Cathy Davidson, Duke University professor and author of "Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn."

  • 275: Fire All the Managers

    Nov 17 2011

    Gary Hamel, director of the Management Innovation eXchange and author of the HBR article "First, Let's Fire All the Managers."

  • 274: Social Media's Untapped Power

    Nov 10 2011

    Misiek Piskorski and Anthony J. Bradley, of Harvard Business School and Gartner Research, respectively.

  • 273: What Successful People Do Differently

    Nov 03 2011

    Heidi Grant Halvorson, motivational psychologist and author of "Nine Things Successful People Do Differently."

  • 272: Business Wasn't Always the Villain

    Oct 28 2011

    Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of "The Story of American Business."

  • 271: Higher Ambition Leadership

    Oct 20 2011

    Michael Beer, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of "Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value."

  • 270: Keeping Employees Engaged in Tough Times

    Oct 13 2011

    Douglas Conant, former CEO of Campbell's Soup Company.

  • 269: Steve Jobs: A Perfect CEO

    Oct 06 2011

    Steven Levy, senior writer at Wired and author of "The Perfect Thing" and "Insanely Great."

  • 268: Debating the Future of Europe: An HBR Event

    Oct 04 2011

    Sir Michael Rake, chairman of BT Group, and Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former communications director, sat down with editor in chief Adi Ignatius at the launch of Harvard Business Review's London office.

  • 267: Francis Ford Coppola on Family, Fulfillment, and Breaking the Rules

    Sep 29 2011

    Francis Ford Coppola, acclaimed film director.

  • 266: Coca-Cola's CEO on Doubling the Size of His Company

    Sep 22 2011

    Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola.

  • 265: The Next Global Talent Pool

    Sep 15 2011

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid, authors of "Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution."

  • 264: All Business Is Green Business

    Sep 08 2011

    Jib Ellison, founder of Blu Skye and coauthor of the HBR article "The Sustainable Economy."

  • 263: Customer Loyalty in the Twitter Era

    Sep 01 2011

    Fred Reichheld and Rob Markey, authors of "The Ultimate Question 2.0."

  • 262: Tenacious Leadership on the Mountain and in the Organization

    Aug 25 2011

    Rick Ridgeway, vice president of environmental initiatives at Patagonia.

  • 261: What Health Care Really Costs

    Aug 18 2011

    Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care."

  • 260: Leading in Office, in Crisis, and in Exile

    Aug 11 2011

    Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, executive director of UN Women.

  • 259: Key Questions for Leaders

    Aug 05 2011

    Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School professor and author of "What to Ask the Person in the Mirror."

  • 258: Pricing Secrets of Ticket Scalpers

    Jul 28 2011

    Rafi Mohammed, pricing strategy consultant and author of "The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow."

  • 257: Getting Networking Right

    Jul 21 2011

    Rob Cross, associate professor at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and coauthor of the HBR article "A Smarter Way to Network."

  • 256: Idea Watch: Coworkers, Bosses, and Cubicles

    Jul 14 2011

    Dan McGinn and Scott Berinato, HBR senior editors.

  • 255: The (Next) Financial Crisis

    Jul 07 2011

    Nicholas Dunbar, author of "The Devil's Derivatives: The Untold Story of the Slick Traders and Hapless Regulators Who Almost Blew Up Wall Street ... and Are Ready to Do It Again."

  • 254: What Leaders Need to Know About Collaboration

    Jun 30 2011

    Morten Hansen, professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and author of "Collaboration."

  • 253: The Education Bubble, Tenure Envy, and Tuition

    Jun 23 2011

    Justin Fox, editorial director of the HBR Group and author of the article "Disrupting Higher Ed."

  • 252: Disney's CEO on a More Modern Mouse

    Jun 16 2011

    Robert Iger, CEO of Disney.

  • 251: Why Pink May Not Work as a Breast Cancer Brand

    Jun 09 2011

    Stefano Puntoni, professor at the Rotterdam School of Management and author of the HBR article "The Color Pink Is Bad for Fighting Breast Cancer."

  • 250: Know Your Power Persona

    Jun 02 2011

    Maggie Craddock, author of "Power Genes: Understanding Your Power Persona--and How to Wield It at Work."

  • 249: The Hidden Demons of High Achievers

    May 26 2011

    Tom DeLong, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success."

  • 248: Rebooting America's Job Engine

    May 20 2011

    Henry Nothhaft, serial entrepreneur and author of "Great Again: Revitalizing America's Entrepreneurial Leadership."

  • 247: Can You Make Your Team Smarter?

    May 12 2011

    Anita Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory at Carnegie Mellon University and coauthor of the HBR article "What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women."

  • 246: When Competitors Give Away the Store

    May 05 2011

    David Bryce, professor of strategy at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management and coauthor of the HBR article "Competing Against Free."

  • 245: The Food Crisis, Market Failures, and World 3.0

    Apr 28 2011

    Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School professor and author of "World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It."

  • 244: Planning Your Post-Retirement Career

    Apr 21 2011

    Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife."

  • 243: Anthony Bourdain on Why Leaders Should Eat with the Locals

    Apr 14 2011

    Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef and host of the Travel Channel's "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations."

  • 242: Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man

    Apr 07 2011

    Bob Pozen, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and author of the HBR article "Extreme Productivity."

  • 241: Productivity, Multitasking, and the Death of the Phone

    Mar 31 2011

    Sherry Turkle, MIT professor and author of "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other."

  • 240: How Great Management Turned Around Baseball's Worst Team

    Mar 24 2011

    Jonah Keri, sports and stock market writer; author of "The Extra 2%."

  • 239: Ricky Gervais on Not Having a Real Job

    Mar 17 2011

    Ricky Gervais, creator of the hit television series "The Office."

  • 238: Who Do You Blame When Things Go Wrong?

    Mar 10 2011

    Ben Dattner, founder of Dattner Consulting and author of "The Blame Game."

  • 237: Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience

    Mar 03 2011

    Martin Seligman, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the HBR article "Building Resilience."

  • 236: Manage Your Organization's Energy

    Feb 24 2011

    Bernd Vogel, assistant professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the Henley Business School and coauthor of "Fully Charged."

  • 235: Getting Smarter About Mergers and Acquisitions

    Feb 17 2011

    Andrew Waldeck, partner at Innosight and coauthor of the HBR article "The New M&A Playbook."

  • 234: The Coherence Premium

    Feb 10 2011

    Paul Leinwand, partner in Booz & Company's global consumer, media, and retail practice; coauthor of "The Essential Advantage."

  • 233: Finding Profit in a World of Free

    Feb 03 2011

    Saul Berman, vice president and global lead partner for Strategy Consulting at IBM Global Business Services and author of "Not for Free."

  • 232: The Persuasive Power of Uncertainty

    Jan 27 2011

    Zakary Tormala, associate professor of marketing at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

  • 231: eBay's CEO on Growth, Acquisitions, and Going Mobile

    Jan 21 2011

    John Donahoe, CEO of eBay.

  • 230: The Holy Grail of Continuous Growth

    Jan 13 2011

    Paul Nunes, executive director of research at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of "Jumping the S-Curve."

  • 229: How to Fix Capitalism

    Jan 06 2011

    Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Creating Shared Value."

  • 228: HBR's 2011 Agenda

    Dec 30 2010

    With insights from A.G. Lafley, Dan Ariely, Bob Sutton, Daniel Pink, and more.

  • 227: The New Global Entrepreneur

    Dec 23 2010

    Anne Habiby and Deirdre Coyle, cofounders of the AllWorld Network and authors of the HBR article "The High-Intensity Entrepreneur."

  • 226: Guilty People Make Good Managers

    Dec 16 2010

    Frank Flynn, Stanford Business School professor and subject of the HBR article "Guilt-Ridden People Make Great Leaders."

  • 225: The Glass Cliff Phenomenon

    Dec 09 2010

    Susanne Bruckmüller, research associate at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and coauthor of the HBR article "How Women End Up on the 'Glass Cliff'."

  • 224: Build a Better Business Model

    Dec 02 2010

    Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School professor and coauthor of "Discovery-Driven Growth."

  • 223: Why a Happy Brain Performs Better

    Nov 25 2010

    Shawn Achor, CEO of Aspirant and author of "The Happiness Advantage."

  • 222: Idea Watch: How We Sell and Why We Buy

    Nov 18 2010

    Dan McGinn and Scott Berinato, HBR editors.

  • 221: China's Secret Feud with Multinationals

    Nov 11 2010

    Thomas Hout, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong's School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "China vs the World: Whose Technology Is It?"

  • 220: Why Businesses Need to Think Like the Media

    Nov 04 2010

    Larry Kramer, founder of MarketWatch, Inc., and author of "C-Scape: Conquer the Forces Changing Business Today."

  • 219: Defeat Criticism Before It Goes Viral

    Oct 28 2010

    Leslie Gaines-Ross, chief reputation strategist at Weber Shandwick and author of the HBR article "Reputation Warfare."

  • 218: The Economics of Mass Collaboration

    Oct 21 2010

    Don Tapscott, chairman of nGenera Insight and coauthor of "Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World."

  • 217: Leading Through a Major Crisis

    Oct 14 2010

    Adm. Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.)

  • 216: Oliver Sacks on Empathy as a Path to Insight

    Oct 07 2010

    Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author of "The Mind's Eye."

  • 215: Remaking Marketing at GE

    Sep 30 2010

    Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer of General Electric and coauthor of the HBR article "Unleashing the Power of Marketing."

  • 214: Talent Analytics: How Do You Measure Up?

    Sep 23 2010

    Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Competing on Talent Analytics."

  • 213: When Everyone Can See Your Supply Chain

    Sep 16 2010

    Steve New, head of degree programs at Oxford University's Said Business School and author of the HBR article "The Transparent Supply Chain."

  • 212: The New Era of Empowered Employees

    Sep 09 2010

    Josh Bernoff, senior vice president of idea development at Forrester Research and coauthor of "Empowered."

  • 211: Managing Older Workers

    Sep 02 2010

    Peter Cappelli, Wharton School professor and coauthor of "Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order."

  • 210: Women Are Over-Mentored (But Under-Sponsored)

    Aug 26 2010

    Herminia Ibarra, professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and coauthor of the HBR article "Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women."

  • 209: Bringing Judgment Back to Finance

    Aug 19 2010

    Amar Bhidé, professor at Tufts University's Fletcher School and author of "A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy."

  • 208: The Man Behind the Brands

    Aug 13 2010

    Jeff Cruikshank, coauthor of "The Man Who Sold America: The Amazing (but True!) Story of Albert D. Lasker and the Creation of the Advertising Century."

  • 207: HBR's Idea Watch: Strange-But-True Research Insights

    Aug 06 2010

    Scott Berinato and Andy O'Connell, editors of the Idea Watch section of Harvard Business Review.

  • 206: The Art of Leading Well

    Jul 29 2010

    Warren Bennis, professor at the University of Southern California and author of "Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership."

  • 205: Why Delighting Your Customers Is Overrated

    Jul 23 2010

    Matthew Dixon, managing director of the Corporate Executive Board's Sales and Service Practice.

  • 204: Avoid These Career-Planning Fallacies

    Jul 16 2010

    Monika Hamori, professor at IE Business School in Madrid and author of the HBR article "Job-Hopping to the Top and Other Career Fallacies."

  • 203: When the Corporate Ladder Becomes a Lattice

    Jul 09 2010

    Cathleen Benko, vice chairman and chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP and coauthor of "The Corporate Lattice."

  • 202: The Subtleties of Strategic Swearing

    Jul 01 2010

    Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of "The No Asshole Rule."

  • 201: Howard Schultz on Starbucks' Turnaround

    Jun 25 2010

    Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.

  • 200: Telling the Truth About Power

    Jun 18 2010

    Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Power Play."

  • 199: Positive Deviance and Unlikely Innovators

    Jun 11 2010

    Richard Pascale, associate fellow of Said Business School at Oxford University and coauthor of "The Power of Positive Deviance."

  • 198: What Copycats Know About Innovation

    Jun 03 2010

    Oded Shenkar, professor at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business and author of "Copycats."

  • 197: Managing the Productivity Paradox

    May 28 2010

    Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and author of "The Way We're Working Isn't Working."

  • 196: How to Create an Entrepreneurial Economy

    May 21 2010

    Daniel Isenberg, professor of management practice at Babson College and author of the HBR article "The Big Idea: How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution."

  • 195: How Iconoclasts Think

    May 14 2010

    Gregory Berns, the Distinguished Chair of Neuroeconomics at Emory University and author of "Iconoclast."

  • 194: Keep Your Top Talent from Defecting

    May 07 2010

    Jean Martin and Conrad Schmidt, executive directors of the Corporate Executive Board's Corporate Learning Council based in Washington, DC.

  • 193: Coping with Social Media

    Apr 30 2010

    Alexandra Samuel, director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University.

  • 192: Breaking Free from the Acceleration Trap

    Apr 23 2010

    Heike Bruch, professor of leadership at the University of St. Gallen and coauthor of the HBR article "The Acceleration Trap."

  • 191: Profiting by the Biosphere Rules

    Apr 16 2010

    Gregory Unruh, director and professor of the Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management at the Thunderbird School.

  • 190: How to Make HR Relevant

    Apr 09 2010

    Susan Cantrell, fellow at the Accenture Institute for High Performance and coauthor of "Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization."

  • 189: The Leadership Health Care Needs

    Apr 02 2010

    Dr. Thomas Lee, network president of Partners HealthCare System and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • 188: The Skills You Need to Lead Overseas

    Mar 26 2010

    Mansour Javidan, dean of research at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and coauthor of the HBR article "Making It Overseas."

  • 187: Untangling Financial Regulation

    Mar 18 2010

    Justin Fox, editorial director of the HBR Group and author of "The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street."

  • 186: How Individual Performance Scales Up

    Mar 12 2010

    Michael Schrage, research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business and author of "Serious Play."

  • 185: The Right Way to Collaborate (If You Must)

    Mar 05 2010

    Morten Hansen, professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and author of "Collaboration."

  • 184: The Secret Origins of Corporate Strategy

    Feb 26 2010

    Walter Kiechel, former managing editor at Fortune magazine and author of "The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World."

  • 183: What Motivates Us?

    Feb 18 2010

    Daniel Pink, author of "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us."

  • 182: Rebuilding Trust at Toyota

    Feb 12 2010

    Anna Bernasek, financial journalist and author of "The Economics of Integrity."

  • 181: Reinventing Invention

    Feb 05 2010

    Nathan Myhrvold, CEO of Intellectual Ventures and author of the HBR article "Funding Eureka."

  • 180: Better Decisions Through Analytics

    Jan 29 2010

    Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of "Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results."

  • 179: Using Checklists to Prevent Failure

    Jan 22 2010

    Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and author of "The Checklist Manifesto."

  • 178: The Most Influential Management Ideas of the Decade

    Jan 15 2010

    Julia Kirby, HBR editor at large.

  • 177: Ranking the World's Best CEOs

    Jan 08 2010

    Herminia Ibarra, professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD and coauthor of the HBR article "The Best-Performing CEOs in the World."

  • 176: How Gen X Leads

    Dec 28 2009

    Tammy Erickson, author of "What's Next, Gen X?: Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You Want."

  • 175: Copenhagen's Unofficial Cleantech Carnival

    Dec 17 2009

    Nicholas Eisenberger, managing principal of GreenOrder, joins us from Copenhagen.

  • 174: When Women Ask for Raises

    Dec 10 2009

    Whitney Johnson, founding partner of Rose Park Advisors.

  • 173: How Enterprise 2.0 Will Reshape Your Business

    Dec 04 2009

    Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at MIT's Center for Digital Business and author of "Enterprise 2.0."

  • 172: Can Good Journalism Also Be Profitable?

    Nov 19 2009

    Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Lab.

  • 171: Applying Design Thinking to Your Business

    Nov 13 2009

    Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management and author of "The Design of Business."

  • 170: Is Your Business Ready for H1N1?

    Nov 06 2009

    Dr. Robert Blendon, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  • 169: Getting Big Things Done in Government

    Oct 30 2009

    William Eggers, global research director at Deloitte and coauthor of "If We Can Put a Man on the Moon."

  • 168: How GE Does Reverse Innovation

    Oct 23 2009

    Vijay Govindarajan, director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business and coauthor of the HBR article "How GE Is Disrupting Itself."

  • 167: Wall Street from Buttonwood to Bernie Madoff

    Oct 16 2009

    Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School historian and editor of "The Story of American Business."

  • 166: Leading Your Boss (and Following Your Subordinates)

    Oct 09 2009

    John Baldoni, leadership consultant and author of "Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up."

  • 165: Making Time Off Predictable--and Required

    Oct 01 2009

    Leslie Perlow, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Making Time Off Predictable--and Required."

  • 164: How to Cut Costs--Strategically

    Sep 24 2009

    Cesare Mainardi, managing director of Booz & Company and coauthor of "Cut Costs, Grow Stronger."

  • 163: What We Learned from Lehman

    Sep 17 2009

    Bill Sahlman, Harvard Business School professor and Senior Associate Dean for External Relations.

  • 162: Leading Clever People

    Sep 10 2009

    Gareth Jones, fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and coauthor of "Clever."

  • 161: Boost Resilience, Decrease Stress, and Improve Your Performance

    Sep 03 2009

    Stewart Friedman, Wharton School professor and author of "Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life."

  • 160: Innovation to Delight (and Surprise) Your Customers

    Aug 28 2009

    Roberto Verganti, professor of management of innovation at Politecnico di Milano and author of "Design Driven Innovation."

  • 159: Managing Information Overload

    Aug 21 2009

    Paul Hemp, HBR contributing editor and author of the HBR article "Death by Information Overload."

  • 158: Print Media and the Effects of a Disruptive Web

    Aug 13 2009

    Featuring the ideas of Jeff Stibel, Dan Gillmor, and Tom Davenport.

  • 157: Restoring American Competitiveness

    Aug 07 2009

    Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Restoring American Competitiveness."

  • 156: Use the Right Incentives for Gen Y, Gen X, and Boomers

    Jul 30 2009

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy and coauthor of the HBR article "How Gen Y and Boomers Will Reshape Your Agenda."

  • 155: Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis

    Jul 23 2009

    Ron Heifetz, founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and coauthor of "The Practice of Adaptive Leadership."

  • 154: Winning in a Turbulent Economy

    Jul 16 2009

    Darrell Rigby, partner at Bain & Company and author of "Winning in Turbulence."

  • 153: Redesigning Health Care

    Jul 10 2009

    Richard Bohmer, physician, Harvard Business School professor, and author of "Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care."

  • 152: The Descent of Finance

    Jul 02 2009

    Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.

  • 151: How to Write Clearly at Work

    Jun 26 2009

    David Silverman, author of "Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost 4 Million Dollars."

  • 150: When High Performers Struggle

    Jun 19 2009

    Bob Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi and author of "Start with the Answer: And Other Wisdom for Aspiring Leaders."

  • 149: Is Executive Pay Broken?

    Jun 12 2009

    Ira Kay and Anne Sheehan, executive compensation debaters.

  • 148: The 5 Leadership Essentials

    Jun 05 2009

    Dave Ulrich, cofounder of the RBL Group and coauthor of "The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By."

  • 147: Being a Good Boss in a Bad Economy

    May 28 2009

    Bob Sutton, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University and author of the HBR article "How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy."

  • 146: The Truth About Middle Managers

    May 22 2009

    Paul Osterman, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of "The Truth About Middle Managers."

  • 145: Social Entrepreneurship--Its Past and Future

    May 14 2009

    Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka.

  • 144: Recruiting in Good Times and Bad

    May 08 2009

    Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder International and coauthor of the HBR article "The Definitive Guide to Recruiting in Good Times and Bad."

  • 143: Get More from IT--For Less

    Apr 30 2009

    Ann Livermore, executive vice president of Hewlett-Packard's Technology Solutions Group.

  • 142: How to Be Strategic with Your Workforce

    Apr 24 2009

    Dick Beatty, professor of human resource management at Rutgers University and coauthor of "The Differentiated Workforce."

  • 141: Use Failure to Grow Your Business

    Apr 17 2009

    Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School professor and coauthor of "Discovery-Driven Growth."

  • 140: The Zombieconomy

    Apr 09 2009

    Umair Haque, director of the Havas Media Lab.

  • 139: Is Transparency Always the Best Policy?

    Apr 02 2009

    Paul Levy, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

  • 138: Rethinking the MBA

    Mar 27 2009

    Henry Mintzberg, professor of management at McGill University.

  • 137: Consumer Psychology in a Downturn

    Mar 20 2009

    John Quelch, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "How to Market in a Downturn."

  • 136: In a Recession, Provoke Your B2B Customers

    Mar 13 2009

    Philip Lay and Todd Hewlin, managing directors at TCG Advisors and coauthors of the HBR article "In a Downturn, Provoke Your Customers."

  • 135: Building a Better Layoff

    Mar 06 2009

    Bronwyn Fryer, HBR senior editor and author of the case study "The Layoff."

  • 134: Paul Krugman on the Recession

    Feb 27 2009

    Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

  • 133: What Business Leaders Can Learn from Today's Military

    Feb 20 2009

    Colonel Tom Kolditz, professor and head of the department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • 132: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

    Feb 12 2009

    Sydney Finkelstein, Tuck School of Business professor and author of "Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes."

  • 131: What Charisma Really Is (and Isn't)

    Feb 06 2009

    Barbara Kellerman, lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and author of "Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders."

  • 130: Fighting Through the Downturn

    Jan 30 2009

    David Rhodes, global leader of The Boston Consulting Group's Financial Institutions Practice.

  • 129: Free Market Madness?

    Jan 22 2009

    Peter Ubel, physician and behavioral scientist at the University of Michigan and author of "Free Market Madness."

  • 128: The Personal (and Presidential) Side of Succession

    Jan 15 2009

    Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of "Succession: Are You Ready?"

  • 127: Get in the Right Mindset for 2009

    Jan 09 2009

    Annie McKee, founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute and coauthor of "Becoming a Resonant Leader."

  • 126: Picking the Right Transition Strategy

    Dec 30 2008

    Michael Watkins, cofounder of Genesis Advisers and author of the HBR article "Picking the Right Transition Strategy."

  • 125: What Can Coaches Do for You?

    Dec 19 2008

    Diane Coutu, HBR senior editor and coauthor of the article "What Can Coaches Do for You?"

  • 124: Leading Through the Downturn--And Beyond

    Dec 11 2008

    Featuring the ideas of Vineet Nayar, Jeff Stibel, and Stewart Friedman.

  • 123: A Generational Guide to the Downturn

    Dec 04 2008

    Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.

  • 122: Reinventing Your Business Model

    Nov 26 2008

    Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Reinventing Your Business Model."

  • 121: Finding and Grooming Breakthrough Innovators

    Nov 21 2008

    Jeffrey Cohn, consultant at Spencer Stuart and coauthor of the HBR article "Finding and Grooming Breakthrough Innovators."

  • 120: Authenticity--What Voters (and Consumers) Really Want

    Nov 14 2008

    Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, founders of Strategic Horizons LLP and authors of "Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want."

  • 119: Four Perspectives on the Presidential Race

    Nov 07 2008

    Featuring the ideas of Tom Davenport, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Baldoni, and Annie McKee.

  • 118: A Silver Lining to the Financial Crisis

    Oct 30 2008

    Scott Anthony, president of Innosight.

  • 117: Competing in the New Global Landscape

    Oct 24 2008

    Hal Sirkin, senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group and coauthor of "Globality."

  • 116: A Financial Crisis Fifty Years in the Making?

    Oct 17 2008

    Walter Kiechel, former managing editor at Fortune magazine.

  • 115: What Was Privacy?

    Oct 10 2008

    Lew McCreary, HBR senior editor and author of the article "What Was Privacy?"

  • 114: Speaking Well in Tough Moments

    Oct 03 2008

    Holly Weeks, communication consultant and author of "Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them."

  • 113: The Contribution Revolution

    Sep 25 2008

    Scott Cook, cofounder and chairman of the executive committee at Intuit.

  • 112: Green Innovation--Wacky Ideas, Wise Results

    Sep 19 2008

    Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and coauthor of "Green to Gold."

  • 111: Sustainability--The Only Strategy

    Sep 12 2008

    Adam Werbach, global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S and author of "Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto."

  • 110: How to Protect Your Job in a Recession

    Sep 04 2008

    Diane Coutu, HBR senior editor and coauthor of the article "How to Protect Your Job in a Recession."

  • 109: Pixar and Collective Creativity

    Aug 28 2008

    Ed Catmull, cofounder of Pixar and president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios.

  • 108: Innovating at Every Level

    Aug 22 2008

    Erich Joachimsthaler, founder and CEO of Vivaldi Partners.

  • 107: Singapore Airlines' Winning Strategy

    Aug 15 2008

    Rohit Deshpande, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 106: The Importance of Urgency

    Aug 07 2008

    John Kotter, Harvard Business School professor and author of "A Sense of Urgency."

  • 105: Hollywood's Innovation Story

    Jul 31 2008

    Scott Kirsner, author of "Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs."

  • 104: When Does Executive Coaching Work?

    Jul 24 2008

    Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach.

  • 103: The Internet, the Brain, and the Future of Business

    Jul 18 2008

    Jeff Stibel, president of Web.com.

  • 102: What Kind of Leader Will You Be?

    Jul 11 2008

    Bill Taylor, cofounder of Fast Company magazine.

  • 101: Are You Spending Your Time the Right Way?

    Jul 03 2008

    Melissa Raffoni, president of Raffoni CEO Consulting.

  • 100: Innovation at Procter & Gamble

    Jun 26 2008

    A.G. Lafley, chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble.

  • 99: Retaining Employees When Money Is Tight

    Jun 19 2008

    Christina Bielaszka-DuVernay, editor of Harvard Management Update.

  • 98: Greener B-Schools, Greener Employees

    Jun 13 2008

    Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies and coauthor of "Green to Gold."

  • 97: 8 Things We Hate About IT

    Jun 05 2008

    Susan Cramm, founder and president of Valuedance.

  • 96: Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit

    May 29 2008

    Bill Taylor, cofounder of Fast Company magazine.

  • 95: Why Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work

    May 23 2008

    Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.

  • 94: Lead with Just Enough Anxiety

    May 15 2008

    Dr. Robert Rosen, founder and CEO of Healthy Companies International and author of "Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success."

  • 93: Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders?

    May 08 2008

    Linda Hill, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders?"

  • 92: The MFA Is the New MBA

    May 03 2008

    Katherine Bell, senior editor of hbr.org.

  • 91: Be a Social Media Provocateur

    Apr 24 2008

    Josh Bernoff, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research and coauthor of "Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies."

  • 90: Negotiation Strategies for a Downturn

    Apr 17 2008

    Mark Gordon, founding partner of Vantage Partners and coauthor of "The Point of the Deal: How to Negotiate When Yes Is Not Enough."

  • 89: Should Managers Have a Green Hippocratic Oath?

    Apr 10 2008

    Rakesh Khurana, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 88: Reverse Engineering Google's Innovation Machine

    Apr 03 2008

    Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of the HBR article "Reverse Engineering Google's Innovation Machine."

  • 87: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

    Mar 27 2008

    Stewart Friedman, Wharton School professor and author of "Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life."

  • 86: Grooming Top Performers

    Mar 20 2008

    Boris Groysberg, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 85: Keep Your Ideas to Yourself

    Mar 13 2008

    Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach.

  • 84: Talent Management

    Mar 06 2008

    Peter Cappelli, Wharton School professor and author of the HBR article "Talent Management for the Twenty-First Century."

  • 83: Learning Organizations

    Feb 29 2008

    David Garvin and Amy Edmonson, Harvard Business School professors and coauthors of the HBR article "Is Yours a Learning Organization?"

  • 82: The Power of Unreasonable People

    Feb 21 2008

    John Elkington, founder and chief entrepreneur of SustainAbility and coauthor of "The Power of Unreasonable People."

  • 81: Disruptive Innovation

    Feb 14 2008

    Scott Anthony, president of Innosight and lead author of "The Innovator's Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work."

  • 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

    Feb 07 2008

    George Stalk, senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group and author of "Five Future Strategies You Need Right Now."

  • 79: Managing Generation Y

    Jan 31 2008

    Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.

  • 78: Don't Bother with the Green Consumer

    Jan 24 2008

    Steve Bishop, global lead of sustainability at IDEO.

  • 77: Ask the Coach

    Jan 18 2008

    Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful."

  • 76: The New Science of Human Capital

    Jan 11 2008

    John Boudreau, USC Marshall School of Business professor and coauthor of "Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital."

  • 75: Managing B Players

    Jan 04 2008

    Tom DeLong, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 74: Thinking Inside the Box

    Dec 20 2007

    Kevin Coyne, founder of Kevin Coyne Partners and coauthor of the HBR article "Breakthrough Thinking from Inside the Box."

  • 73: GE and Wal-Mart Aren't Game Changers

    Dec 13 2007

    Bill Taylor, cofounder of Fast Company magazine and coauthor of "Mavericks at Work."

  • 72: Are You Making Things Too Complex?

    Dec 06 2007

    Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Robert H. Schaffer & Associates and author of the HBR article "Simplicity-Minded Management."

  • 71: How to Manage Conflict

    Nov 29 2007

    Gill Corkindale, executive coach and former management editor of the Financial Times.

  • 70: The Point of the Deal

    Nov 21 2007

    Danny Ertel, founding partner of Vantage Partners and coauthor of "The Point of the Deal: How to Negotiate When Yes Is Not Enough."

  • 69: Rapid Transformation

    Nov 15 2007

    Behnam Tabrizi, consulting professor at Stanford University and author of "Rapid Transformation: A 90-day Plan for Fast and Effective Change."

  • 68: The CEO Within

    Nov 09 2007

    Joseph Bower, Harvard Business School professor and author of "The CEO Within: Why Inside Outsiders Are the Key to Succession Planning."

  • 67: The Leaders We Need

    Nov 01 2007

    Michael Maccoby, director of the Project on Technology, Work, and Character; author of "The Leaders We Need: And What Makes Us Follow."

  • 66: Chinese Cost Innovation

    Oct 25 2007

    Peter Williamson, Judge Business School professor and coauthor of "Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation Is Disrupting Global Competition."

  • 65: Disclosing Climate Risk

    Oct 18 2007

    Alyson Slater, director of strategy for the Global Reporting Initiative.

  • 64: Sustainable Innovation

    Oct 11 2007

    Cheryl Perkins, founder and president of Innovationedge.

  • 63: Making Judgment Calls

    Oct 04 2007

    Noel Tichy, University of Michigan Business School professor and coauthor of "Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls."

  • 62: Customize Your Career

    Sep 27 2007

    Cathleen Benko, vice chairman and chief talent officer for Deloitte LLP and coauthor of "Mass Career Customization."

  • 61: How Women Become Leaders

    Sep 20 2007

    Alice Eagly, professor of social psychology at Northwestern University and coauthor of "Through the Labyrinth."

  • 60: iPhone or iPhony?

    Sep 13 2007

    Joseph Pine, cofounder of Strategic Horizons LLP and coauthor of "Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want."

  • 59: Redefining Global Strategy

    Sep 06 2007

    Pankaj Ghemawat, IESE Business School professor and author of "Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter."

  • 58: Three Signs of a Miserable Job

    Aug 30 2007

    Patrick Lencioni, founder and president of The Table Group and author of "The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers."

  • 57: Recruit or Die

    Aug 23 2007

    Chris Resto, founding director of MIT's Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program and coauthor of "Recruit or Die."

  • 56: The New Science of Ideas

    Aug 16 2007

    Richard Ogle, author of "Smart World: Breakthrough Creativity and the New Science of Ideas."

  • 55: The Marketing Mavens

    Aug 09 2007

    Noel Capon, Columbia Business School professor and author of "The Marketing Mavens."

  • 54: Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed

    Aug 02 2007

    Deborah Ancona, MIT Sloan School of Management professor and coauthor of "X-Teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed."

  • 53: Mid-Year Business Book Review

    Jul 26 2007

    John Landry, HBR book reviewer.

  • 52: Everything Is Miscellaneous

    Jul 19 2007

    David Weinberger, fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and author of "Everything Is Miscellaneous."

  • 51: Six Rules for Effective Forecasting

    Jul 12 2007

    Paul Saffo, technology forecaster and author of the HBR article "Six Rules for Effective Forecasting."

  • 50: The Science of Human Capital

    Jul 05 2007

    John Boudreau, USC Marshall School of Business professor and coauthor of "Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital."

  • 49: What Makes Gen Xers Tick?

    Jun 28 2007

    Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.

  • 48: Saving the Internet

    Jun 21 2007

    Jonathan Zittrain, professor at the Oxford Internet Institute and cofounder of Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

  • 47: The New Rules of Power

    Jun 14 2007

    Alan Murray, assistant managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and author of "Revolt in the Boardroom."

  • 46: Unleash Your Hidden Assets

    Jun 07 2007

    Chris Zook, partner at Bain & Company and author of "Unstoppable: Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth."

  • 45: What Holds Leaders Back

    May 31 2007

    Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of "What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful."

  • 44: Retaining Talented Women

    May 24 2007

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy and author of "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps."

  • 43: Authentic Leadership

    May 17 2007

    Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership".

  • 42: Viral Marketing for the Real World

    May 10 2007

    Duncan Watts, professor of sociology at Columbia University.

  • 41: Preparing for a Pandemic

    May 03 2007

    Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.

  • 40: Hidden in Plain Sight

    Apr 26 2007

    Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO of Vivaldi Partners and author of "Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Find and Execute Your Company's Next Big Growth Strategy."

  • 39: The Upside

    Apr 19 2007

    Adrian Slywotzky, author of "The Upside: The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs."

  • 38: What Your Leader Expects of You

    Apr 12 2007

    Larry Bossidy, former chairman and CEO of Honeywell and AlliedSignal.

  • 37: Five Minds for the Future

    Apr 05 2007

    Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education professor and author of "Five Minds for the Future."

  • 36: Getting Unstuck

    Mar 29 2007

    Tim Butler, director of career development programs at Harvard Business School and author of "Getting Unstuck: How Dead Ends Become New Paths."

  • 35: What It Means to Work Here

    Mar 22 2007

    Tammy Erickson, McKinsey Award-winning author.

  • 34: Competing on Analytics

    Mar 15 2007

    Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris, authors of "Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning."

  • 33: Made to Stick

    Mar 08 2007

    Chip Heath, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and coauthor of "Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die."

  • 32: The Rewards of Innovation

    Mar 01 2007

    Jim Andrew, senior partner at The Boston Consulting Group and coauthor of "Payback: Reaping the Rewards of Innovation."

  • 31: What Is Wikinomics?

    Feb 22 2007

    Don Tapscott, CEO of New Paradigm and coauthor of "Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything."

  • 30: Paths to Power

    Feb 15 2007

    Anthony Mayo, director of the leadership initiative at Harvard Business School and coauthor of "Paths to Power."

  • 29: Breakthrough Ideas for 2007

    Feb 08 2007

    Paul Hemp, HBR senior editor, discusses the magazine's annual survey of ideas and trends that will make an impact on business.

  • 28: Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators

    Feb 01 2007

    Chris Trimble, Tuck School of Business faculty and coauthor of "Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution."

  • 27: Ram Charan on Leadership

    Jan 25 2007

    Ram Charan, author of "Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't."

  • 26: The Tests of a Leader

    Jan 18 2007

    Tom Stewart, HBR editor, discusses the January 2007 issue of the magazine.

  • 25: Resolutions for Business Executives

    Jan 11 2007

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Bill Taylor, Herminia Ibarra, Paul Hemp, Tammy Erickson, and Tom Davenport, suggest New Year's resolutions for business executives.

  • 24: Notable Business Books of 2006

    Jan 04 2007

    John Landry, HBR book reviewer.

  • 23: Enlightened Leadership

    Dec 28 2006

    Annie McKee, managing director of the Teleos Leadership Institute and coauthor of "Resonant Leadership."

  • 22: Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dec 21 2006

    Mark Kramer, managing director of FSG Social Impact Advisors.

  • 21: Extreme Jobs

    Dec 14 2006

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy.

  • 20: Heard in the C-Suite

    Dec 07 2006

    Ken Denman, CEO of iPass.

  • 19: Holiday Shopping Season 2006

    Nov 30 2006

    Darrell Rigby, Bain & Company partner and head of the firm's global retail practice. Also: Leon Gorman, chairman of L.L.Bean.

  • 18: The New Capitalists

    Nov 22 2006

    Jon Lukomnik, managing parter of Sinclair Capital LLC and coauthor of "The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors Are Reshaping the Corporate Agenda."

  • 17: Science Business

    Nov 16 2006

    Gary Pisano, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Science Business: The Promise, the Reality, and the Future of Biotech."

  • 16: Innovation Traps

    Nov 09 2006

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor. Also: "How to Manage Urban School Districts."

  • 15: 3-D Negotiation

    Nov 02 2006

    David Lax and James Sebenius, authors of "3-D Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals."

  • 14: Your Leadership Legacy

    Oct 31 2006

    Robert Galford, coauthor of "Your Leadership Legacy: Why Looking Toward the Future Will Make You a Better Leader Today."

  • 13: New Ways to Shop in Cyberspace

    Oct 12 2006

    Paul Hemp, HBR senior editor and author of the article "Are You Ready for E-tailing 2.0?"

  • 12: Doing Business in China

    Sep 28 2006

    Felix Oberholzer, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 11: Under the Hood of the Automotive Industry

    Sep 14 2006

    Pankaj Ghemawat, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 10: Opening Up Your Innovation

    Aug 31 2006

    Henry Chesbrough, author of "Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology."

  • 9: New Insights into Enron

    Aug 17 2006

    Malcolm Salter, Harvard Business School professor.

  • 8: Leading Through Conflict

    Aug 03 2006

    Mark Gerzon, mediation expert and author of "Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into Opportunities."

  • 7: Spotlight on Sales

    Jul 19 2006

    David Champion, HBR senior editor, discusses the July-August 2006 issue of the magazine.

  • 6: A Better Approach to Making Decisions

    Jul 06 2006

    David Garvin, Harvard Business School professor. Also: Judith Ross on retaining your top performers during times of change.

  • 5: Negotiating Success in a New Leadership Role

    Jun 22 2006

    Michael Watkins, chairman of Genesis Advisers and author of "Shaping the Game." Also: Fred Reichheld, fellow at Bain & Company.

  • 4: The Art of Deliberate Mistakes

    Jun 07 2006

    Gardiner Morse, HBR senior editor. Also: Tammy Erickson on her HBR article "Managing Middlescence."

  • 3: Marketing to Avatars

    May 26 2006

    Paul Hemp, HBR senior editor and author of the article "Avatar-Based Marketing."

  • 2: How to Manage the Alpha Male

    May 11 2006

    Kate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson, authors of "Alpha Male Syndrome." Also: Judith Ross on using trust as a strategic management tool.

  • 1: Episode One

    May 09 2006

    Patrick Lencioni, author of "Silos, Politics and Turf Wars." Also: HBR articles "Preparing for a Pandemic" and "Inside the Mind of the Chinese Consumer."