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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 559: Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Length: 35 mins
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    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.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

    • By: Sarah Green Carmichael
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours - nights, weekends, vacation - without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the organizational pyramid to the bottom.

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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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