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.
Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. Her essays confront a wide range of subjects, icons, and historical moments: Ike, Teddy Roosevelt, and Bill Clinton; Canadian Mounties and German Filmmakers; Tom Cruise and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; twins and nerds; the Gettysburg Address, the State of the Union, and George W. Bush's inauguration. The result is an engrossing audiobook, capturing Vowell's memorable wit and her keen social commentary.
"A great listen"
Tara Mohr, author of "Playing Big," explains how to deal with self-doubt (or help someone else manage theirs).
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.
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.
"A Good reminder how people think"
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.
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.
Paul Leinwand, co-author of the book "Strategy That Works," explains how successful companies solve this thorny problem.
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.
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.
Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of "The Inner Lives of Markets," on how we shape economic theory -- and how it shapes us.
Amy Gallo, author of the "HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work," explains the options.
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.
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.
Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself, on taking the big risks we secretly want to.
Gareth Jones, author of Why Should Anyone Work Here?, explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.
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.
Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Finding Your True North," gives advice to both new and experienced leaders.
Kimberly Elsbach, author of the HBR article Collaborating with Creative Peers on collaborating better with a certain type of colleague.
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.