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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: 22 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 549: Re-Orgs Are Emotional

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Stephen Heidari-Robinson, Suzanne Heywood
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, authors of "ReOrg: How to Get It Right" explain how good planning and communication can help employees adapt.

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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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    • 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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    • 557: Restoring Sanity to the Office

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

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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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    • 552: How Focusing on Content Leads the Media Astray

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Bharat Anand
    • Length: 33 mins
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    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 wrestled with them himself when designing HBX, the school's online learning platform.

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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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    • Making Intel More Diverse

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 33 mins
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    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 experience.

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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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    • 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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    • 548: The 10 People Who Globalized the World

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Jeffrey Garten
    • Length: 15 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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    • 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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    • 551: Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael, Joan C. Williams
    • Length: 19 mins
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    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.

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    • Still Misunderstood

    • By Sam on 12-25-17

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