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    • 554: The 'Jobs to be Done' Theory of Innovation

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Clayton Christensen
    • Length: 25 mins
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    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.

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    • 556: The Secret to Better Problem Solving

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
    • Length: 21 mins
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    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.

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    • Escape Your Comfort Zone

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 23 mins
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    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.”

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    • Reduce Organizational Drag

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 31 mins
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    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."

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    • 553: Handling Stress in the Moment

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 22 mins
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    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."

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    • How Personalities Affect Team Chemistry

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 26 mins
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    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.

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    • Dealing With Conflict Avoiders and Seekers

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 32 mins
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    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 Conflict.

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    • 548: The 10 People Who Globalized the World

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Jeffrey Garten
    • Length: 16 mins
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    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".

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

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 26 mins
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    DEK: 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.

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    • Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 23 mins
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    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 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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    • 560: Stopping and Starting With Success

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 18 mins
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    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."

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    • 558: Collaborating Better Across Silos

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 19 mins
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    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.”

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    • 562: Business Leadership Under President Trump

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 17 mins
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    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.

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    • 555: What Superconsumers Can Teach You

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Eddie Yoon
    • Length: 18 mins
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    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.

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    • 561: Generosity Burnout

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 20 mins
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    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.

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    • Globalization: Myth and Reality

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 26 mins
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    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 Laws of Globalization and Business Applications.”

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

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 34 mins
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    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.

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    • The Rise of Corporate Inequality

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 24 mins
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    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 that companies and governments might address it. He’s the author of the Harvard Business Review article, “Corporations in the Age of Inequality.” For more, visit hbr.org/inequality.

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    • Millennials Are Actually Workaholics, According to Research

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Millennials don’t have a reputation as a hard-working generation. The caricature of the Millennial worker is more or less a cartoon of an entitled recipient of hundreds of plastic participation trophies who cares less about paying his dues at work and more about perks like flex-time, beer carts, and nap rooms. Or perhaps I should say that “we” have that reputation, since I’m technically a Millennial - most demographers put the start-date for this generation at 1981.

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

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Nancy Koehn
    • Length: 25 mins
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    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.

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