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How Companies Can Recommit to Their DEI Goals

September 19th, 2023


After the summer of 2020 in the United States, many organizations made a big push to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in their ranks and operations. But now, many fear that that momentum is slipping, especially …

People with Disabilities Are an Untapped Talent Pool

September 12th, 2023


It is now accepted wisdom that increasing the diversity of your workforce in any dimension can improve both organizational culture …

If You Want Culture Change, Create New Stories

September 5th, 2023


Many leaders realize they need to change their organization’s culture to save the business. But employees usually resist change and stick to past …

Leading a Workforce Empowered by New AI Tools

August 29th, 2023


New AI technology enables anyone to become a programmer — opening doors to faster analytics and automation but also presenting big challenges. …

How One Ukrainian Company Cultivated Resiliency Amid War

August 22nd, 2023


Companies plan for crises and aim to be resilient and adaptive in the face of all kinds of risks, but it’s always easier said than done. And perhaps none of these threats is as serious as war. That’s what Roman …

How to Reinvent a Consumer Brand

August 15th, 2023


How does a brand or product that's been around for decades suddenly become popular with a whole new segment of consumers? Terence Reilly has some …

The VC Fund Closing Equity Gaps — and Making Money

August 8th, 2023


Much of the business world has bought into the idea of stakeholder capitalism. But Freada Kapor Klein and Mitch Kapor say that doing some good by …

How Companies Can Adapt to More Government Intervention

August 1st, 2023


After decades of industrial policy that favored globalization and free trade, we are entering a new era. Prompted by the pandemic, climate change, …

How One F-35 Fighter Pilot Makes Decisions Under Pressure

July 25th, 2023


There are few jobs that demand decisive, clear thinking under pressure more than that of a fighter jet pilot. But the best combat pilots don't act on gut and muscle memory alone. They train to use proven mental models …

In Defense of Middle Management

July 18th, 2023


Middle managers are meant to serve as a go-between for leadership teams and individual contributors. But in large organizations, with many layers of …

What the Best Leaders Know — and What Skills They Develop

July 11th, 2023


If you had the chance to talk to hundreds of business leaders at the top of their game, what habits and patterns would you learn? Adam Bryant has …

Best of IdeaCast: Escape Your Comfort Zone

July 4th, 2023


We know that trying new things, taking risks, and even failing are vital to most success stories. But getting out of areas where you’re comfortable and breaking through to the next level is easier said than done. Andy …

Why Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Venture Capital to Scale

June 27th, 2023


With all the hype in the startup world around unicorns and hypergrowth, entrepreneurs feel enormous pressure to raise massive amounts of cash from venture capitalists. But now, as interest rates have risen, a lot of …

NBA Star Chris Paul on Mentorship and Taking a Stand

June 20th, 2023


Most of us can point to a few key people who have made a real difference in our lives and careers - a family member, a coach, a boss. And many who get that kind of mentoring build on the lessons they learn to become …

When Small Stresses Lead to Big Problems

June 13th, 2023


It's easy to see how big stresses at work or home -- like layoffs, illnesses, or even a complex and important project -- cause anxiety too spike. But sometimes the stresses that cause the most hard are the tiny, …

Why More Companies Should Have a Sabbatical Policy

June 6th, 2023


Sabbaticals have long been thought of as an academic privilege, but a growing number of companies offer them, especially since the pandemic. DJ …

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on Leadership, AI, and Big Tech

May 30th, 2023


The use of artificial intelligence and specifically generative AI is growing rapidly, and tech giants like Google have an important role to play in …

How Generative AI Changes Strategy

May 25th, 2023


Strategy is about making the future happen, not just reacting to it, according to author Gary Hamel. And with generative artificial intelligence, …

Stop Looking for the Perfect Job

May 23rd, 2023


One of the first things we learn about people is what they do for a living. But the link between work and identify has moved far beyond that, …

How Generative AI Changes Organizational Culture

May 18th, 2023


Read just about any business history and you realize just how much a firm’s success depends on its culture. Without the right culture, you can't have …

Breaking Through When You Feel Stuck

May 16th, 2023


You don’t have to be a famous author to suffer from writer’s block. We all can get stuck in our thought processes and mired in our actions. That's true for leaders and managers as well, explains Adam Alter, a marketing …

How Generative AI Changes Creativity

May 11th, 2023


From prehistoric cave paintings to an inventor’s Eureka moment, creativity has always been described as a particularly human trait. But something …

A Marketing Professor and a Matchmaker Talk Personal Branding

May 9th, 2023


Unless you're famous - or want to be - you might not think of yourself as a brand. But whether you're in a meeting or on social media, interviewing for a job or asking for a promotion, the way you carry yourself conveys …

How Generative AI Changes Productivity

May 4th, 2023


How Generative AI Changes Everything is a special series from HBR IdeaCast. Each week, HBR editor in chief Adi Ignatius and HBR editor Amy Bernstein host conversations with experts and business leaders about the impact …

Disruption Isn’t the Only Path to Innovation

May 2nd, 2023


Disruptive innovation has proven such a powerful idea that many people now equate innovation with market disruption. But INSEAD strategy professor …

Special Series: How Generative AI Changes Everything

April 27th, 2023


Generative AI seems to be everywhere right now, but what do you actually need to know?

HBR IdeaCast is cutting through the noise in the special series …

Reid Hoffman on Building AI and Other Tech More Responsibly

April 25th, 2023


As a founding board member of PayPal, cofounder of LinkedIn, and a partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Greylock, Reid Hoffman has long been at the forefront of the U.S. tech industry, from the early days of social media …

Stop Neglecting Low-Wage Workers

April 18th, 2023


Many people blame the shortage of low-wage workers on the enduring impact of the pandemic. But management professor Joseph Fuller and senior …

How Managing Your Anxiety Can Make You a Better Leader

April 11th, 2023


The business world has increasingly begun to recognize the importance of mental health, but we still have a long way to go in openly acknowledging our challenges with it. Writer, entrepreneur, and podcast host Morra …

A Forensic Accountant on How Companies Can Avoid Fraud and Scandal

April 4th, 2023


From Theranos to Enron, we can't get enough of corporate scandals. We also can't get enough of the intriguing people who perpetrate them. But instigators of fraud are not all Disneyesque villains chasing money and power …

X’s Astro Teller on Managing Moonshot Innovation

March 28th, 2023


How do you solve the world's toughest problems? Or find the next big thing in tech? Lots organizations fail to explore and take big bets on new ideas …

Brain Tech Is Getting Really Good. Here’s What Managers Need to Know

March 21st, 2023


What seemed like science fiction for decades is now a reality: companies are selling wearable tech and monitoring devices that can sense people’s …

Why You (and Your Company) Need to Experiment with ChatGPT Now

March 14th, 2023


The online application ChatGPT and its integration into Microsoft search engines have put generative artificial intelligence technology in the hands …

IBM’s Ginni Rometty on Skill-Building and Success

March 7th, 2023


For years, employers have used university degrees as a major requirement for hiring. But, for many jobs, success depends more on skills -- and the ability to adapt and learn -- than on piece-of-paper credentials. Ginni …

The Ins and Outs of the Influencer Industry

February 28th, 2023


Online influencers are an increasingly important way for companies to find new customers and drive sales. Whether you're a marketer who wants to more effectively use social media or a consumer targeted by influencer …

Why Leaders Should Rethink Their Decision-Making Process

February 21st, 2023


Many people believe that leaders instinctively make the best decisions based on past experience, almost like muscle memory. But Carol Kauffman, …

The Subtle Art of Disagreeing with Your Boss

February 14th, 2023


Whether you're someone who enjoys ruffling feathers or the type of person who'd like to challenge the status quo but shies away, you'll benefit from understanding the best, research--backed ways to practice disagreement …

Why Many Companies Get Layoffs Wrong

February 7th, 2023


From Microsoft to Google to Meta, many of the world's biggest tech companies have been announcing layoffs recently. Their explanation is usually that …

A Deeper Understanding of Creativity at Work

January 31st, 2023


We all know that creativity is the backbone of innovation and, ultimately, business success. But we don't always think deeply about how creative …

Guy Raz on What Great Business Leaders Have in Common

January 24th, 2023


By hosting the podcasts How I Built This and Wisdom from the Top, Guy Raz has won an inside look at how visionary leaders build their own careers and incredible companies. While many leaders have unique qualities that …

Money, Flexibility, Development? Figuring Out What Employees Really Value

January 17th, 2023


Even in a slowing economy, the battle to attract and retain talent persists. But employers need to look beyond what people are currently demanding — whether it’s higher salaries, more stock options or the flexibility to …

Work Insights from the World’s Longest Happiness Study

January 10th, 2023


It's the start of a fresh year, and optimism is in the air. But if you want happiness to extend far beyond your New Year's resolution, Robert …

Best of IdeaCast 2022

January 3rd, 2023


From incivility for frontline workers to struggles with hybrid work to actual progress made since the murder of George Floyd, HBR IdeaCast spent 2022 …

LinkedIn’s CEO on Hiring Strategies and the Skills That Matter Most (from The New World of Work)

December 27th, 2022


In The New World of Work video series, host and HBR Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius explores how top-tier executives see the future and how their companies are trying to set themselves up for success. Each week, he …

Ron Howard on Collaborative Leadership and Career Longevity

December 20th, 2022


For decades, actor-producer-director Ron Howard has made popular and critically acclaimed movies while also maintaining a reputation for being one of …

Why Some Start-Ups Fail to Scale

December 13th, 2022


Managing rapid growth is a huge challenge for young businesses. Even start-ups with glowing reviews and skyrocketing sales can fail. That’s because new ventures and corporate initiatives alike have to sustain …

You’ve Made Some DEI Progress. Don’t Stop Now

December 6th, 2022


Over the past few years, organizations around the world have invested in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with varying results. But to …

The Growing “Do Good” Economy

November 29th, 2022


From corporate social responsibility to ESG to “doing well by doing good,” an increasing number of organizations are pursuing positive social impact, and it’s not just nonprofits and government agencies. But …

Let’s Protect Our Frontline Workers from Rude Customers

November 22nd, 2022


From videos of drunk and disorderly airline passengers to stories of hospital visitors angrily refusing to wear masks, customer-facing work seems to …

What We Still Misunderstand About Mentorship and Sponsorship

November 15th, 2022


Companies offer sponsorship programs to help a more diverse group of high performers and future leaders advance. But the efforts can often misfire. …

Grit Is Good. But Quitting Can Be, Too.

November 8th, 2022


From politics to sports to business, we tend to glorify those who persevere, show grit, never give up. But former professional poker player and …

How Women (and Everyone) Can Form Deeper Bonds to Fight Bias at Work

November 1st, 2022


The number of women—especially women of color—in leadership ranks at the world’s largest companies remains desperately small. Tina Opie, associate …

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Emotional Intelligence

October 27th, 2022


In the early 1990s, publishers told science journalist Daniel Goleman not to use the word “emotion” in a business book. The popular conception was …

What Leaders Need to Know About a Looming Recession – and Other Global Threats

October 25th, 2022


Nouriel Roubini, professor emeritus at NYU’s Stern School of Business, says that a confluence of trends – from skyrocketing public and private debt …

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Shareholder Value

October 20th, 2022


The idea that maximizing shareholder value takes legal and practical precedence above all else first came to prominence in the 1970s. The person who …

NASA’s Science Head on Leading Space Missions with Risk of Spectacular Failure

October 18th, 2022


In 2021, the U.S. space agency NASA launched a spacecraft toward a pair of asteroids more than 11 million kilometers away. The target? The smaller of the two asteroids, just 170 meters wide. The success of the $300 …

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Disruptive Innovation

October 13th, 2022


In the 1980s, Clayton Christensen cofounded a startup that took over a market niche from DuPont and Alcoa. That experience left Christensen puzzled. …

What Kara Swisher Has Learned From Decades Covering Tech

October 11th, 2022


No industry has had more impact than technology over the past few decades. Tech companies have changed the way we live, work, and interact with each …

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Scientific Management

October 6th, 2022


In 1878, a machinist at a Pennsylvania steelworks noticed that his crew was producing much less than he thought they could. With stopwatches and …

To Improve AI Outcomes, Think About the Entire System

October 4th, 2022


Artificial intelligence technology has been advancing, and businesses have been putting it into action. But too many companies are just gathering a …

Introducing 4 Business Ideas That Changed the World

September 29th, 2022


Influential business and management ideas have tremendous influence over us. Like it or not, they shape how organizations are run and how people around the world spend their days. And Harvard Business Review has …

Advice from the CEO of an All-Remote Company

September 27th, 2022


Most organizations have now accepted that the days of all their knowledge workers coming into the office full time are over. So what's next? Sid …

It’s Time to Fine-Tune Performance Management

September 20th, 2022


Measuring a broad set of standards across the organization seems like a fair way to judge employees’ performance year over year. But Heidi Gardner, …

Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner on Cultivating Creative Talent

September 13th, 2022


Rolling Stone launched in 1967 with a mission to not only redefine music journalism but also chronicle important societal changes. Under the …

Work-Life Supports That Truly Help Your Organization

September 6th, 2022


Work-life support programs have long been known to lower turnover and raise employee loyalty. But new research shows they also have a positive effect on promoting diversity among managers at those firms, an effect …

What Business Leaders Should Know Now About the Metaverse

August 30th, 2022


It might still seem like a buzzword, or something that only matters to tech CEOs. But Matthew Ball, CEO of Epyllion and the former global head of strategy for Amazon Studios, says the metaverse is the "new internet" – …

Why Companies Decide to Sell on Amazon—or Not

August 23rd, 2022


It's a dilemma facing more and more brands: should you sell your goods on Amazon? It's the most visited e-commerce platform in the U.S. and the …

Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

August 16th, 2022


Work is challenging for lots of reasons, but most of us have probably come to realize that what makes or break a professional experience is people – and sometimes we encounter a boss, peer, or direct report that isn’t …

Decisions Don’t Have to Be Either-Or

August 9th, 2022


Making business decisions often means choosing one path over another. And psychology research shows that our brains are wired to make either-or …

Is Cynicism Ruining Your Organization?

August 2nd, 2022


Around the world, we've become increasingly cynical about other people, public institutions, and corporations. In Edelman's 2022 Trust Barometer, …

The Case for Embracing Uncertainty

July 26th, 2022


For many of us, uncertainty is nerve-wracking. However, many of our best achievements and meaningful experiences come from a trying time of …

How the Unionization Trend is Changing Workplace Dynamics

July 19th, 2022


For years, union membership has been shrinking in the United States and many other countries. But recently we've seen a resurgence, with employees in sectors like retail, hospitality, and media organizing to …

Red Flags You Won’t See on a CEO’s Resume

July 12th, 2022


For a long time, we have believed that strong corporate governance is enough to prevent CEO malfeasance. However, new research shows that the lifestyle behaviors of executives can spell trouble for companies, regardless …

Sad, Mad, Anxious? How to Work Through Your ‘Big Feelings’

July 5th, 2022


When things aren't going well -- in our own lives, our community, our country, or the world -- it's hard to be productive at work. Most of us also …

Open Digital Platforms to Spur Innovation

June 28th, 2022


As the novel coronavirus surfaced in Wuhan in 2019, Chinese officials called for mobile isolation wards. Haier Group partnered with suppliers to …

A Debate Champion on How to Have More Productive Disagreements at Work

June 21st, 2022


In an ideal world, professional conflicts are settled with thoughtful discussion and collaborative decision-making. But that’s not usually how it …

Fighting Bias and Inequality at the Team Level

June 14th, 2022


Despite the investments made in the last few years, many companies are falling short of their diversity, equity, and inclusion aims. Some firms have …

The Pros and Cons of Our “Middleman Economy”

June 7th, 2022


Kathryn Judge, a finance professor at Columbia Law School, is troubled by the rise of intermediary platforms between products and services and the …

Immigration, Upward Mobility, and the U.S. Economy

May 31st, 2022


In eras past, the United States welcomed immigrant laborers to build and support the country's infrastructure and innovators and entrepreneurs to …

Leadership Lessons from a Republican Governor in a Blue State

May 24th, 2022


Underperforming state agencies, a natural disaster, and a pandemic are among the many challenges that faced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and his former Chief of Staff Steve Kadish. Looking back during the final …

How Government and Business Can Tackle Big Global Crises Together

May 17th, 2022


It feels like a moment of panic for many. While there were some success stories in how public and private sector leaders managed the global pandemic, …

Comedian Sarah Cooper On Bringing Humor to Any Career

May 10th, 2022


It's a cliche, but they say it's best to write what you know. That was the case for comedian Sarah Cooper, who rose to viral social media fame in the Trump era through her lip sync TikTok videos. She formerly worked at …

3 Strategies for Dealing with Procrastination

May 3rd, 2022


We’re all prone to procrastinate. We feel guilty about it. And yet, we still do it. Alice Boyes, a former clinical psychologist and author, says …

Find Joy in Any Job: How Do I Get My Team to Love Work?

April 28th, 2022


Not everyone likes everything about their job all the time. But we know from research that people who are energized by at least parts of their work perform better – and feel a greater sense of well-being. So there’s a …

Let’s Redefine the Role of Manager

April 26th, 2022


Most managers today are overwhelmed. Thanks to rapid technological change, flattening hierarchies, agile work, and new attitudes about talent, they …

Find Joy in Any Job: How Do I Improve the Role I Have?

April 21st, 2022


A lot of us are feeling unhappy and disengaged at work – and that started long before the pandemic. A big part of the problem, says Marcus Buckingham, is that we don’t take the initiative to do more of the tasks that we …

How Understanding Your Family Dynamics Can Improve Work

April 19th, 2022


Deborah Ancona, a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Dennis Perkins, CEO of The Syncretics Group, have researched how family dynamics …

Find Joy in Any Job: What Do I Really Love To Do?

April 14th, 2022


At a time when 41% of us are considering quitting our jobs, it’s time for us to understand why and what we can do about it.
In this special series from HBR, we’re looking at how to craft your current job around the work …

How Political Polarization Is Changing Work

April 12th, 2022


Politics has traditionally been a taboo topic to discuss on the job. But as people get more vocal about their views -- on everything from from …

Find Joy in Any Job: Why Am I Unhappy at Work?

April 7th, 2022


There’s been much talk about the Great Resignation and what’s driving it. The pandemic has exacerbated a long-term problem: many of us struggle to …

Working with Colleagues: Should You Collaborate or Compete?

April 5th, 2022


Randall Peterson, founding director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, studies coworker dynamics. He says lately, the idea of …

Filmmaker Ken Burns on Lessons in Innovation and Collaboration

March 29th, 2022


As the acclaimed documentarian releases a new two-part PBS series about Ben Franklin, he describes how the U.S. founding father transformed himself …

Breaking Free of the Cult of Productivity

March 22nd, 2022


Madeleine Dore, an author and podcast host, offers a cure for “productivity guilt.” That’s the cycle of dejection she says many of us suffer from when we never reach the end of our lengthy to-do lists (even with modern …

DEI Isn’t Enough; Companies Need Anti-Racist Leadership

March 15th, 2022


Over the past few years in the United States, we’ve seen some horrific examples of racism seize the public consciousness. Amid all these tragedies – …

You’re Overlooking a Source of Diversity: Age

March 8th, 2022


Megan Gerhardt, management professor at Miami University, studies the impact of generational conflict on organizations. She says too many leaders see generational lines as a source of division that hurts productivity. …

Regrets Are Inevitable. Start Learning From Them.

March 1st, 2022


"No regrets" might be a popular modern-day mantra, but it's virtually impossible to live your life without wishing you could do certain things over. …

Why Some Companies Thrived During the Pandemic

February 22nd, 2022


Keith Ferrazzi, founder of the consulting firm Ferrazzi Greenlight, led a survey of more than 2,000 executives to study how they reengineered …

Inside Companies that Get the Purpose-Profit Balance Right

February 15th, 2022


Purpose has become a corporate buzzword over the past decade. Leaders are embracing the idea that companies can’t just do well financially; they also have to do good for society. But how many organizations are really …

The Positives—and Perils—of Storytelling

February 8th, 2022


Jonathan Gottschall, a distinguished fellow at Washington & Jefferson College, has researched storytelling and its unique power to inspire. But …

Need a Reset? Try This One Quick Meditation Session (Bonus)

February 3rd, 2022


You've probably heard about the benefits of mindfulness and how meditation can help you achieve it. But you still can't find the inclination to start …

No, Tech Start-ups Aren’t Taking Over the World

February 1st, 2022


Looking at business news and stock market coverage over the past decade (including a few HBR articles), you'd think that just about every …

Why Companies Should Stop Political Spending Now

January 25th, 2022


A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the rules on how businesses could donate to political campaigns. Since then, hundreds of millions of …

How Companies Reckon with Past Wrongdoing

January 18th, 2022


Sarah Federman, assistant professor at the University of Baltimore, studies how companies handle their historical misdeeds and what that means for employees and customers. From insurance firms that backed slave owners …

To Get Ahead, You Need Both Ambition and Humility

January 11th, 2022


We know that great leadership takes not just intelligence and drive but also the ability to get along well with and learn from others. The key, says Amer Kaissi, is to be both ambitious and humble throughout your …

We’re Bad at Measuring Inequality—Here’s Why That Matters

January 4th, 2022


Stefanie Stantcheva, economist at Harvard University, founded the Social Economics Lab to study inequality, our feelings about it, and how policies …

Best of IdeaCast: What Sets Successful People Apart

December 28th, 2021


Heidi Grant, a motivational psychologist, has studied successful people and what makes them tick. In this classic episode, she and former host Sarah …

There Still Aren’t Enough “Good Jobs”

December 21st, 2021


Companies around the world are struggling to fill open positions, while millions of unemployed people look for work. What's going on? Zeynep Ton, …

Gaslighting at Work—and What to Do About It

December 14th, 2021


Mita Mallick, head of inclusion, equity, and impact at the firm Carta, says gaslighting at the office is more common than many people realize. That's when a manager or coworker engages in behavior where one thing …

How to Use All Your Vacation — And Really Unplug

December 7th, 2021


When was the last time you really took a sustained break from work? No emails. No calls. No taking care of that one little thing. For most of us — …

One Way to Fight the Great Resignation? Re-recruit Your Current Employees

November 30th, 2021


Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer, cofounders of HumanityWorks, are sounding an alarm bell for employee retention. Record numbers of people are quitting their jobs due to burnout and better opportunities. Those …

Why the Highest Paying Jobs So Rarely Go to Women

November 23rd, 2021


Companies pay disproportionately high salaries to CEOs and other high-powered professionals willing to live and breathe their jobs, on-call 24/7, ready to pick up and travel. It's a phenomenon Harvard historian and …

In a New Role? Here’s How to Hit the Ground Running

November 16th, 2021


Rob Cross, management professor at Babson College, says people are changing jobs more than ever and too often falling short when they do. Surveys …

The Future of Work Is Projects—So You’ve Got to Get Them Right

November 9th, 2021


Companies of every size in every industry and part of the world are basing more of their work around projects. And yet research shows that nearly two-thirds of those efforts fail. Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, who has …

Anti-Bias Policies That Really Work in Customer Service

November 2nd, 2021


Alexandra Feldberg and Tami Kim, assistant professors at Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, …

Find Focus in a Chaotic World

October 26th, 2021


If you're feeling distracted, mentally fogged, and unable to pay attention to (or focus on if attention is in hed) the task at hand, you're not alone. The human brain is highly susceptible to often unproductive …

Algorithms Won’t Solve All Your Pricing Problems

October 19th, 2021


Marco Bertini, marketing professor at Esade Business School, says more and more companies are turning to pricing algorithms to maximize profits. But …

Tech’s Exponential Growth – and How to Solve the Problems It’s Created

October 12th, 2021


Technological development is happening faster than ever and changing our lives in fundamental ways. The companies behind all these new gadgets and …

First He Saved Unilever. Now He Wants to Save Capitalism.

October 5th, 2021


Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, led a dazzling career in consumer goods, from Procter & Gamble to Nestlé to the British multinational. His …

How to Make Strategic Career Decisions, Even in a Crisis (Back to Work, Better)

September 28th, 2021


When it comes to work, it's easy to focus on the near term: the next meeting, project, promotion. The global pandemic pushed many of us even further into heads-down mode. But Dorie Clark, author of the book The Long …

The Innovation System Behind Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine

September 23rd, 2021


Noubar Afeyan, cofounder and chair of Moderna Therapeutics and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, says that the breakthrough innovation behind the company’s Covid-19 vaccine came not as a stroke of luck, but from a repeatable …

Can Big Tech Reform Itself?

September 14th, 2021


Mehran Sahami, a Stanford professor and former Google employee, wants to see a reset from the technology industry. For the past few decades, the …

Why Companies Need Returnship Programs (Back to Work, Better)

September 7th, 2021


Carol Fishman Cohen, human resource consultant and CEO of iRelaunch, says that extended career breaks have always been common. Now the pandemic has …

How the Pandemic Changed Talent Management (Back to Work, Better)

August 31st, 2021


Johnny C. Taylor Jr., CEO and President of the Society for Human Resource Management, says that this is a reset moment for organizations that want to finally get human resources right. The crisis has taught leaders just …

Best of IdeaCast: Saying No to More Work

August 26th, 2021


When the work keeps piling on, there comes a time when everyone needs to say no. But how do you do so without offending your coworkers or hurting your career? Former host Sarah Green Carmichael, and Karen Dillon, the …

What We Still Need to Learn about AI in Marketing — and Beyond

August 24th, 2021


Eva Ascarza, professor at Harvard Business School, studies customer analytics and finds that many companies investing in artificial intelligence fail …

Rethinking Our Relationship with Work (Back to Work, Better)

August 17th, 2021


Emily Esfahani Smith, author of “The Power of Meaning,” has long studied how people find fulfillment. As the ongoing pandemic causes many of us to …

When Entrepreneurs Distort the Truth

August 10th, 2021


Kyle Jensen, associate dean at the Yale School of Management, has seen firsthand just how tempting it is for entrepreneurs to lie. As a startup …

Moving the Needle on DEI

August 3rd, 2021


Shelly McNamara, head of equality and inclusion at Procter & Gamble, knows just how valuable it is to work at an inclusive company. Back in 2012, as a VP at P&G, she came out publicly as LGBTQ, and she's since …

Building Successful Hybrid Teams (Back to Work, Better)

July 27th, 2021


Tsedal Neeley, professor at Harvard Business School, has been studying remote work and global teams for years. In episode 732 early in the pandemic, …

Lessons in Innovation from Bowie, Beyoncé, and More

July 20th, 2021


Panos Panay, incoming co-president of the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, and R. Michael Hendrix, partner at the innovation …

Stop Networking, Start Connecting

July 13th, 2021


Susan McPherson, communications consultant, says many people feel strange reconnecting in person with colleagues after an extended period working in …

Best Buy’s Hubert Joly on Walking the Talk of Stakeholder Capitalism

July 6th, 2021


Hubert Joly, former chairman and CEO of Best Buy, says that now is the time for companies to get serious about operating to benefit not just …

Hybrid Work Is Here To Stay. Now What? (Back to Work, Better)

June 29th, 2021


Nicholas Bloom, economics professor at Stanford University, has been studying remote work and hybrid (a mix of remote and onsite) work for years. …

The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn: Part 4

June 24th, 2021


Suddenly powerless in Tokyo prison after his arrest, Carlos Ghosn plans an audacious escape and flees Japan while out on bail. Out of reach of …

What Anthropologists Can Teach Us About Work Culture

June 22nd, 2021


Greg Urban, anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, used to study indigenous tribes in Brazil. Now he hangs out in break rooms and …

The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn: Part 3

June 17th, 2021


A decade into Ghosn’s tenure, Nissan starts missing his goals for growth, profits, and electric vehicle sales. Then a devastating earthquake and …

Former Washington Post Top Editor on Leading Through Change

June 15th, 2021


Martin Baron, former executive editor of the Washington Post, managed the newsroom during a decade of incredible change and shifting views about the …

The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn: Part 2

June 10th, 2021


After Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic turnaround at Nissan, profits soar and Ghosnmania sweeps Japan. But signs of trouble emerge as Ghosn takes over as the …

What Business Leaders Need to Know About China Now

June 8th, 2021


Elsbeth Johnson, senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and Rana Mitter, professor of history at Oxford, argue that there's a lot about …

The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn: Part 1

June 3rd, 2021


When Japan’s most famous CEO is suddenly arrested, conflicts are revealed in the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the French and Japanese auto companies that …

How Leaders Can Encourage Imagination

June 1st, 2021


Martin Reeves, managing director and senior partner at Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute, has looked at how companies reinvent themselves …

CEO Series: Ursula Burns on Leading with Authenticity at Xerox

May 27th, 2021


Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox from 2009 to 2016, rose from humble beginnings to become the first Black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company. In this …

Why Smart People (Sometimes) Make Bad Decisions

May 25th, 2021


Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winner and emeritus professor at Princeton University, and Olivier Sibony, professor of strategy at HEC, say that bias isn't the only thing that prevents people and organizations from making …

CEO Series: 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki on Scientific Breakthroughs and Public Trust

May 20th, 2021


Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, spent a decade in healthcare and biotechnology before launching the DNA testing and analysis company in 2006. Her goal …

Understanding the Venture Capital Gender Gap

May 18th, 2021


Jenny Lefcourt, partner at Freestyle VC and cofounder of All Raise, says that even as a serial entrepreneur herself, she long underestimated how little venture capital funding goes to female startup founders compared to …

CEO Series: Mastercard’s Ajay Banga on Promoting Financial Inclusion

May 13th, 2021


Ajay Banga, the executive chairman and former CEO of Mastercard, has spearheaded a strategy focused on serving the previously unbanked via new …

How To Talk Yourself Up (Without Turning People Off)

May 11th, 2021


Leslie John, associate professor at Harvard Business School, has done some deep research into the ways that people self-promote in their professional …

CEO Series: Mary Barra of General Motors on Committing to an Eco-Friendly Future

May 6th, 2021


Mary Barra, chair and CEO of General Motors, says that electric vehicles are the future for the company and the automobile industry. GM has said it will phase out vehicles using internal combustion engines by 2035 and …

How Tech Adoption Fuels China’s Innovation Boom

May 4th, 2021


Zak Dychtwald, founder of the advisory firm Young China Group, believes that the perception of China as a copycat and not an innovator is outdated. Instead, he argues the willingness of Chinese consumers to try new …

Quit Overthinking Things

April 27th, 2021


Ethan Kross, professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, has spent years studying how people talk to themselves and the effect that this …

Streamlining Your Company’s Strategy

April 20th, 2021


Felix Oberholzer-Gee, professor at Harvard Business School, says many organizations spend so much energy on strategy that it overwhelms with …

The Career Rules You Didn’t Learn at School

April 13th, 2021


Gorick Ng, career advisor at Harvard, tried to learn about the world of work at an early age, helping his mother search job listings and send out …

How the Creative Economy is Changing with Covid-19

April 6th, 2021


Scott Belsky, chief product officer at Adobe, says that creative workers are a bigger part of the economy than ever, thanks to new technologies, more …

Building a Company While Battling Depression

March 30th, 2021


Melissa Bernstein, cofounder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, spent decades hiding her struggles with depression even as she launched and led a booming business focused on bringing joy to children and raised six …

The Competitive Advantage of an Offboarding Program

March 23rd, 2021


Alison Dachner, management professor at John Carroll University, and Erin Makarius, management professor at the University of Akron, say that an …

Workplace Design, Post-Pandemic (Back to Work, Better)

March 16th, 2021


Anne-Laure Fayard, associate professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, was studying the effects of workplace design on employees long before …

New Recruiting Strategies for a Post-Covid World (Back to Work, Better)

March 9th, 2021


Lauren Smith, vice president at Gartner Research, says the pandemic is accelerating several key recruitment trends. She led a survey of thousands of job candidates and hiring managers that details the shift to virtual …

What Black Leaders Bring to the Table

March 2nd, 2021


Chad Sanders, a former tech executive and entrepreneur, says that people of color, especially Black men like him, often feel the need to assimilate …

How CEOs Can Drive Sales — or Kill Deals

February 23rd, 2021


Christoph Senn, marketing professor at INSEAD, has spent years studying how top executives involve themselves in B2B sales. Some are very hands-off. …

Bill Gates on How Business Leaders Can Fight Climate Change

February 16th, 2021


Bill Gates, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, argues that, even as we work to end the global pandemic, we can't lose sight of another existential threat: climate change. He says that we need to take aggressive …

Taking on a Senior Leadership Role Remotely

February 9th, 2021


Muriel Wilkins, cofounder of the executive coaching firm Paravis Partners, says that starting a leadership role at a new company or via internal …

How Many Managers Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?

February 2nd, 2021


Jennifer Aaker, a Stanford professor, and Naomi Bagdonas, an executive coach, say that, even in times of stress and crisis, leaders should use and …

What Sets Family Businesses Apart

January 26th, 2021


Josh Baron and Rob Lachenauer, cofounders of BanyanGlobal Family Business Advisors, say that a family-run company has more flexibility than its publicly-traded counterpart to build a legacy and grow sustainably for the …

Goodbye Bureaucracy, Hello Common Sense

January 19th, 2021


Martin Lindstrom, founder and chairman of Lindstrom Company, says that many companies are still held back by doing things the way they've always done them, or failing to break down bureaucracy. For Lindstrom, it's not …

How Empathy Helps Bridge Generational Differences

January 12th, 2021


Mimi Nicklin, a business coach and executive, has seen many leaders blame poor performance and communication on generational differences. But she …

Stop Micromanaging and Give People the Help They Really Need

December 29th, 2020


Colin Fisher, associate professor at University College London's School of Management, conducted in-depth studies at several companies to determine …

Better Ways to Manage Up and Out

December 22nd, 2020


Nashater Deu Solheim, a forensic psychologist and leadership coach, says many people struggle to gain influence with those in their organization who …

Why Burnout Happens — and How Bosses Can Help

December 15th, 2020


Christina Maslach, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, has been studying the causes of burnout, and its impact, for …

When to Team Up with Your Competition

December 8th, 2020


Barry Nalebuff, professor at Yale School of Management and cofounder of Honest Tea, says too many companies shy away from cooperating with a …

Race at Work: Lessons in Diversity and Culture from Mastercard

December 3rd, 2020


Race at Work is an HBR Presents podcast hosted by Porter Braswell about the role race plays in our careers and lives. In this episode, he speaks with …

What Business Leaders Should Know About Cryptocurrency

December 1st, 2020


Jeff John Roberts, an author and journalist, dug deep into the world of cryptocurrency to figure out what the rest of us really need to know about …

Why Companies and Skilled Workers Are Turning to On-Demand Work

November 24th, 2020


Joseph Fuller, professor at Harvard Business School, and Allison Bailey, senior partner at Boston Consulting Group, say that the Covid-19 pandemic is …

Women at Work: Too Shy to Be a Leader

November 23rd, 2020


Women at Work is a podcast from Harvard Business Review that looks at the struggles and successes of women in the workplace, hosted by HBR's Amy …

How Jeff Bezos Built One of the World’s Most Valuable Companies

November 17th, 2020


Sunil Gupta, Harvard Business School professor, has spent years studying successful digital strategies, companies, and leaders, and he's made Amazon …

Managing Working Parents During the Pandemic

November 10th, 2020


Ellen Ernst Kossek, management professor at Purdue University, is researching how the pandemic is putting an enormous strain on working parents and the new challenge that poses for their managers. She shares how …

Defining and Adapting Your Leadership Style

November 6th, 2020


Suzanne Peterson, associate professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management, says many talented professionals get held back from leadership …

How Those With Power and Privilege Can Help Others Advance

October 27th, 2020


Tsedale Melaku, sociologist at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and David Smith, professor at the U.S. Naval War College, have been …

Why Work-From-Anywhere Is Here to Stay

October 20th, 2020


Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, associate professor at Harvard Business School, was studying the growing work-from-anywhere movement long before the …

The Fundamental Human Relationship with Work

October 13th, 2020


James Suzman, an anthropologist and former executive, says one way to better understand the future of work is to learn from the history of it. He has …

How to Build Workplaces That Protect Employee Health

October 6th, 2020


John Macomber, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and a veteran of the real estate industry, was studying ways to make workplaces safer for …

When Efficiency Goes Too Far

September 29th, 2020


Roger Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, says that for decades the U.S. corporate system has been …

The Subtle Art of Saying No

September 22nd, 2020


Bruce Tulgan, founder of the management training firm RainmakerThinking, says that the key to career success isn't only embracing opportunities; it's …

Cultivate a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

September 15th, 2020


Katina Sawyer, assistant professor at the George Washington University, says transgender workers continue to be overlooked even as organizational diversity initiatives become more widespread. Her research shows that …

Creating More Resilient Supply Chains

September 8th, 2020


Willy Shih, professor at Harvard Business School, says that the complex, global, and just-in-time manufacturing processes we've developed in recent …

To Build Grit, Go Back to Basics

September 1st, 2020


Shannon Huffman Polson, a consultant and former military pilot, experienced early on how to build grit. At 19, she was the youngest woman to summit …

Why Work Friends are Worth It

August 25th, 2020


Shasta Nelson, relationship expert and author, says that work friendships are critical to individual and organizational success but acknowledges that it's not always easy to build these personal -- but still …

Breaking Down Bureaucracy and Building Up Workers

August 18th, 2020


Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini, cofounders of the consultancy Management Lab, say that even though we all lament how rigid, parochial, and time …

Mastering the Art of Persuasion

August 11th, 2020


Jonah Berger, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, says that most of us aren’t approaching persuasion the right way. …

Adapting Negotiations to a Remote World

August 4th, 2020


Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, studies negotiations to understand the path to the "sweet spot" …

Future-Proofing Your Strategy with Scenario Planning

July 28th, 2020


Peter Scoblic, cofounder and principal of the consultancy Event Horizon Strategies, says that too many companies are short-sighted in their …

Every Business Can Be a Subscription Business

July 21st, 2020


Robbie Kellman Baxter, a strategy consultant, says that subscriptions aren’t just for newspapers and Netflix. She says they can help companies from …

Helping People Move from Trauma to Growth

July 14th, 2020


Richard Tedeschi, a psychology professor and distinguished chair of the Boulder Crest Institute, says that crises like the Covid-19 pandemic and its …

Pricing Strategies for Uncertain Times

July 7th, 2020


Rafi Mohammed, founder of the consulting firm Culture of Profit, says a crisis or recession is not the time to panic and slash prices. He says …

AB InBev CEO on Adapting in the Face of Crisis

June 30th, 2020


Carlos Brito, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2008, has worked to build a culture of adaptability and customer centricity at the global brewer. …

Applying Porter’s Five Forces to Fix U.S. Politics

June 23rd, 2020


Katherine Gehl, a former CEO and the founder of the Institute for Political Innovation, and Michael Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School, …

Megan Rapinoe on Leading — On and Off the Field

June 16th, 2020


Megan Rapinoe, U.S. women's soccer star and World Cup champion, knows how to perform under pressure, motivate her teammates, and advocate for the causes she believes in. In addition to her stellar play as a professional …

Corporate America’s Work in Fighting Racism is Just Beginning

June 9th, 2020


Ella Washington, an organizational psychologist at Georgetown University, argues that private sector American organizations have a big role to play …

Great Leaders Use Tough Love to Improve Performance

June 2nd, 2020


Frances Frei, professor at Harvard Business School, says that trust, empathy - and even a bit of tough love - are all essential ingredients to strong …

Staying Agile Beyond a Crisis

May 26th, 2020


Darrell Rigby, partner at Bain & Company, says many firms have rapidly adopted agile principles to react to the coronavirus crisis. Namely, they’ve been ditching bureaucratic planning processes and instead …

Smarter Side Gigs

May 19th, 2020


Ken Banta, founder of the Vanguard Network, and Orlan Boston, partner at Ernst & Young, argue that every aspiring leader needs to have a side gig -- not to pursue a crazy dream or earn some extra cash but to enhance …

To Build Strategy, Start with the Future

May 12th, 2020


Mark Johnson, cofounder of the consulting firm Innosight, says that too many managers develop strategy while focusing on problems in the present, and …

How Marketers Can Drive Social Change and Profits

May 5th, 2020


Myriam Sidibe, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, says that brands are uniquely positioned to encourage shifts in consumer behavior that …

Digital Transformation, One Discovery at a Time

April 28th, 2020


Rita McGrath, professor at Columbia Business School, says the need for organizations to adopt digital business models is more important than ever. …

Another Workplace Crisis: Loneliness

April 21st, 2020


Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General, says that, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, we were facing another health crisis: loneliness. Studies show that, around the world, more people have been feeling a greater …

Managing Crises in the Short and Long Term

April 14th, 2020


Eric McNulty, associate director of Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, studies how managers successfully lead their companies …

How Entrepreneurs Succeed Outside Silicon Valley

April 7th, 2020


Alex Lazarow, venture capitalist at Cathay Innovation, says that start-ups in cities around the U.S. and the world are creating their own rules for …

Working Parents, Let Go of the Idea of Balance

March 31st, 2020


Stewart Friedman, organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, and Alyssa Westring, associate professor at DePaul University’s Driehaus College …

Real Leaders: Oprah Winfrey and the Power of Empathy

March 26th, 2020


In 1976, broadcast journalist Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore to coanchor the evening newscast at a local TV station. But she struggled in that spot and was moved to the morning talk show. That demotion led Winfrey to …

Adjusting to Remote Work During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 24th, 2020


Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, says that there are simple ways leaders can help their employees stay productive, focused, and …

Real Leaders: Abraham Lincoln and the Power of Emotional Discipline

March 19th, 2020


In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln wrote a scathing letter to his top Union general, who had squandered a chance to end the Civil War. Then …

Square’s Cofounder on Discovering — and Defending — Innovations

March 17th, 2020


Jim McKelvey, entrepreneur and cofounder of Square, says that most companies that think of themselves as innovative are really just copycats. True …

Real Leaders: Rachel Carson Seeds the Environmental Movement

March 12th, 2020


In 1958, writer Rachel Carson began her exhaustive research on the effects of widespread pesticide use for her next book, Silent Spring. Over the next four years, she built up an airtight case showing how the world’s …

Why Capitalists Need to Save Democracy

March 10th, 2020


Rebecca Henderson, professor at Harvard Business School, says that both capitalism and democracy are failing us. She argues that it will take public …

Real Leaders: Ernest Shackleton Leads a Harrowing Expedition

March 5th, 2020


In 1915, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship became trapped in ice, north of Antarctica. For the next two years, he kept his crew of 27 men alive …

How Workplaces — Not Women — Need to Change to Improve Equality

March 3rd, 2020


Michelle King, director of inclusion at Netflix, says it’s time to stop telling women to adapt to the male-dominated workplace and time for the workplace itself to change. Her prior academic research shows that …

Rules for Effective Hiring — and Firing

February 25th, 2020


Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways, has spent a career leading teams, building businesses, and managing people at every level. Along the way, he's learned valuable lessons about the best ways to bring on new …

Defining Radical Candor – and How to Do It

February 18th, 2020


Kim Scott, a cofounder of the executive coaching firm Radical Candor, says that too many managers give meaningless positive feedback, while many others are highly critical without showing any understanding. Scott, who …

How People Succeed By Defying Expectations

February 11th, 2020


Laura Huang, associate professor at Harvard Business School, has studied groups that face bias in the workplace, from entrepreneurs with accents to …

How to Set Up — and Learn — from Experiments

February 4th, 2020


Stefan Thomke, professor at Harvard Business School, says running experiments can give companies tremendous value, but too often business leaders …

How to Capture All the Advantages of Open Innovation

January 28th, 2020


Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, coined the term "open innovation" over a decade …

Revisiting “Jobs To Be Done” with Clayton Christensen

January 27th, 2020


In this repeat episode, we honor the legacy of HBS professor Clayton Christensen, who passed away on January 23, 2020. The legendary management thinker was best known for his influential theory of “disruptive …

Why Business Leaders Should Solve Problems Beyond Their Companies

January 21st, 2020


Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor at Harvard Business School, believes the world demands a new kind of business leader. She says so-called “advanced …

A New Way to Combat Bias at Work

January 14th, 2020


Joan Williams, professor and the founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, says …

Setting a High Bar for Your Customer Service

January 7th, 2020


Horst Schulze, cofounder of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, started out cleaning ashtrays as a busboy before working his way up through some of the …

The Right Way to Form New Habits

December 31st, 2019


James Clear, entrepreneur and author, says that the way we go about trying to form new habits and break bad ones — at work or home — is all wrong. Many people, he says, focus on big goals without thinking about the …

How One CEO Successfully Led a Digital Transformation

December 24th, 2019


Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, has successfully shifted her company’s business to digital products over 15 years. The Dutch multinational …

The Art of Asking for (and Getting) Help

December 17th, 2019


Wayne Baker, professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, has spent much of his career researching the best way to …

The Tipping Point Between Failure and Success

December 10th, 2019


Dashun Wang, associate professor at Kellogg School of Management, crunched big datasets of entrepreneurs, scientists, and even terrorist …

Why Cybersecurity Isn’t Only a Tech Problem

December 3rd, 2019


Thomas Parenty and Jack Domet, cofounders of the cybersecurity firm Archefact Group, say that most organizations are approaching cybersecurity all wrong. Whether they're running small companies or working in …

A Nobel Prize Winner on Rethinking Poverty (and Business)

November 26th, 2019


Esther Duflo, an MIT economist, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. Duflo’s early life working at a non-governmental organization in Madagascar and …

To Truly Delight Customers, You Need Aesthetic Intelligence

November 19th, 2019


Pauline Brown, former chairman of North America for the luxury goods company LVMH, argues that in additional to traditional and emotional …

Why “Connector” Managers Build Better Talent

November 12th, 2019


Sari Wilde, a managing vice president at Gartner, studied 5,000 managers and identified four different types of leaders. The surprising result is …

Why Meetings Go Wrong (And How to Fix Them)

November 5th, 2019


Steven Rogelberg, a professor at UNC Charlotte, has spent decades researching workplace meetings and reports that many of them are a waste of time. Why? Because the vast majority of managers aren't trained in or …

Why Open Offices Aren’t Working — and How to Fix Them

October 29th, 2019


Ethan Bernstein, associate professor at Harvard Business School, studied how coworkers interacted before and after their company moved to an open …

Accelerate Learning to Boost Your Career

October 22nd, 2019


Scott Young, who gained fame for teaching himself the four-year MIT computer science curriculum in just 12 months, says that the type of fast, …

HBR Presents: The Anxious Achiever with Morra Aarons-Mele

October 17th, 2019


On The Anxious Achiever, Morra Aarons-Mele explores the way anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues affect people at work – for better or …

How to Have a Relationship and a Career

October 15th, 2019


Jennifer Petriglieri, associate professor at INSEAD, studied more than 100 couples where both partners have big professional goals. She finds that …

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods on Becoming a Gun Control Advocate

October 8th, 2019


Ed Stack, the chief executive of Dick's Sporting Goods, decided after the Parkland school shooting to pull assault rifles and high-capacity magazines …

Melinda Gates on Fighting for Gender Equality

October 4th, 2019


Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures, is committing $1 billion over the next ten years to advance gender equality. She says evidence shows it's the best way …

How Companies Like Google and Alibaba Respond to Fast-Moving Markets

October 1st, 2019


Dave Ulrich, professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, argues today's companies need to replace old hierarchical models with …

How to Be Less Distracted at Work — and in Life

September 24th, 2019


Nir Eyal, an expert on technology and psychology, says that we all need to learn to be less distracted into activities that don't help us achieve …

Dematerialization and What It Means for the Economy — and Climate Change

September 17th, 2019


Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, explains how the U.S. economy is growing and actually using less and less …

What Great Coaching Looks Like

September 10th, 2019


Richard Boyatzis, professor at Case Western Reserve University, says that every professional can benefit from having a coach — and serving as one for someone else. He says that a coaching relationship moves beyond …

The Inherent Failures of Long-Term Contracts — and How to Fix Them

September 3rd, 2019


Oliver Hart, Nobel-winning Harvard economist, and Kate Vitasek, faculty at the University of Tennessee, argue that many business contracts are …

How African-Americans Advance at Work — And What Organizations Can Do to Help

August 27th, 2019


Laura Morgan Roberts, professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, says that organizations are still falling short on …

The Challenges (and Triumphs) of a Young Manager

August 20th, 2019


Julie Zhuo, Facebook’s VP of product design, started at the company as its first intern and became a manager at the age of 25. Like many first-time …

How to Thrive as a Working Parent

August 13th, 2019


Daisy Dowling, founder and CEO of Workparent, says that moms and dads with jobs outside the home don't have to feel stressed or guilty about trying to balance their professional and personal lives. The key is to tease …

How Robots and AI Are Changing Job Training

August 6th, 2019


Matt Beane, assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, finds that robots, machine learning, and AI are changing how we train for our jobs — not just how we do them. His study shows that …

Finding (and Keeping) Your Company’s Soul

July 30th, 2019


Ranjay Gulati, professor at Harvard Business School, says the most successful organizations tend to have one thing in common: a soul. Moving beyond …

Improve Your Critical Thinking at Work

July 23rd, 2019


Helen Lee Bouygues, founder of the Reboot Foundation, believes that a lack of critical thinking is responsible for many business failures. She says organizational leaders often rely too heavily on expertise and then …

Business Lessons from How Marvel Makes Movies

July 16th, 2019


Spencer Harrison, an associate professor at INSEAD, says that managers in any industry can learn from the success of the Marvel movie franchise. While some sequels lack creativity, Marvel manages to make each of its new …

The 3 Types of Leaders of Innovative Companies

July 9th, 2019


Deborah Ancona and Kate Isaacs, researchers at MIT Sloan School of Management, say many companies struggle to be nimble with a command-and-control …

Stopping White-Collar Crime at Your Company

July 2nd, 2019


Eugene Soltes, associate professor at Harvard Business School, studies white-collar crime and has even interviewed convicts behind bars. While most …

How to Fix Your Hiring Process

June 25th, 2019


Peter Cappelli, professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and director of its Center for Human Resources, says …

The Surprising Benefits of Sponsoring Others at Work

June 18th, 2019


Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founder of the Center for Talent Innovation, has studied the difference between mentoring and sponsorship and what leaders have to gain from the latter. She says it's important …

Why You Need Innovation Capital — And How to Get It

June 11th, 2019


Nathan Furr, assistant professor of strategy at INSEAD, researches what makes great innovative leaders, and he reveals how they develop and spend …

Advice for Entrepreneurs from a Leading Venture Capitalist

June 4th, 2019


Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, says there's a lot about navigating the venture capital world that entrepreneurs don't understand. Some can't figure out how to get in the door. Others fail to …

Understanding the Space Economy

May 28th, 2019


Sinéad O'Sullivan, entrepreneurship fellow at Harvard Business School, discusses how space is much more important to modern business than most people …

Why It’s Time to Finally Worry about ESG

May 21st, 2019


Robert Eccles, a visiting professor of management practice at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, says that the global investment …

How Having a Rival Improves Performance

May 14th, 2019


Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, argues that individuals and companies alike can benefit from having rivals. He has …

Global Workers Are Ready for Retraining

May 7th, 2019


Joseph Fuller, professor at Harvard Business School, says that the story we hear about workers being afraid for the future of their jobs might not be …

HBR Presents: Cold Call

May 2nd, 2019


Harvard Business School's Brian Kenny is joined by professors to distill the school's legendary case studies into podcast form, giving listeners …

How China Is Upending Western Marketing Practices

April 30th, 2019


Kimberly Whitler, assistant professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, believes the days of transplanting well-worn Western …

What Managers Get Wrong About Feedback

April 23rd, 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 …

HBR Presents: Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

April 18th, 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 …

Avoiding the Expertise Trap

April 16th, 2019


Sydney Finkelstein, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, says that being the most knowledgeable and experienced person on …

HBR Presents: After Hours

April 11th, 2019


Harvard Business School professors and hosts Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee discuss news at the crossroads of business and …

Why People — and Companies — Need Purpose

April 9th, 2019


Nicholas Pearce, clinical associate professor at Kellogg School of Management, says too many companies and individuals go about their daily business …

The Right Way to Get Your First 1,000 Customers

April 2nd, 2019


Thales Teixeira, associate professor at Harvard Business School, believes many startups fail precisely because they try to emulate successful …

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

March 26th, 2019


Caitlyn Collins, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis, conducted interviews with mothers in four countries -- the United States, …

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

March 19th, 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, …

Why Are We Still Promoting Incompetent Men?

March 12th, 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 …

Make Customers Happier with Operational Transparency

March 5th, 2019


Ryan Buell, associate professor at Harvard Business School, says the never-ending quest for operational efficiency is having unintended consequences. …

Fixing Tech’s Gender Gap

February 26th, 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, …

How Innovative Companies Help Frontier Markets Grow

February 19th, 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 …

How to Cope With a Mid-Career Crisis

February 12th, 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 …

Why Business Jargon Isn’t All Bad

February 5th, 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 …

Use Your Money to Buy Happier Time

January 29th, 2019


Ashley Whillans, professor at Harvard Business School, researches time-money trade-offs. She argues more people would be happier if they spent more …

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

January 22nd, 2019


Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Since then, she has …

How Retirement Changes Your Identity

January 15th, 2019


Teresa Amabile, professor at Harvard Business School, is approaching her own retirement by researching how ending your work career affects your sense …

The Harsh Reality of Innovative Companies

January 8th, 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, …

How One Google Engineer Turned Tragedy into a Moonshot

January 2nd, 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 …

Improving Civility in the Workplace

December 26th, 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 …

How One CEO Creates Joy at Work

December 18th, 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 …

Why It’s So Hard to Sell New Products

December 11th, 2018


Thomas Steenburgh, a marketing professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, was inspired by his early career at Xerox to …

The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

December 4th, 2018


Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University, says great problem solvers are hard to find. Even seasoned professionals at the highest …

Speak Out Successfully

November 27th, 2018


James Detert, a professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, studies acts of courage in the workplace. His most surprising …

How Your Identity Changes When You Change Jobs

November 20th, 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 …

Why Management History Needs to Reckon with Slavery

November 13th, 2018


Caitlin Rosenthal, assistant professor of history at UC Berkeley, argues there are strong parallels between the accounting practices used by …

Avoiding Miscommunication in a Digital World

November 6th, 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 …

Stop Initiative Overload

October 30th, 2018


Rose Hollister and Michael Watkins, consultants at Genesis Advisers, argue that many companies today are taking on too many initiatives. Each manager …

When Men Mentor Women

October 23rd, 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 …

John Kerry on Leadership, Compromise, and Change

October 16th, 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 …

The Power of Curiosity

October 9th, 2018


Francesca Gino, a professor at Harvard Business School, shares a compelling business case for curiosity. Her research shows allowing employees to …

How Companies Can Tap Into Talent Clusters

October 2nd, 2018


Bill Kerr, a professor at Harvard Business School, studies the increasing importance of talent clusters in our age of rapid technological advances. …

A Hollywood Executive On Negotiation, Talent, and Risk

September 25th, 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. …

How Companies Get Creativity Right (and Wrong)

September 18th, 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, …

How Alibaba Is Leading Digital Innovation in China

September 11th, 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 …

The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance

September 4th, 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 …

Understanding Digital Strategy

August 28th, 2018


Sunil Gupta, a professor at Harvard Business School, argues that many companies are still doing digital strategy wrong. Their leaders think of "going …

Managing Someone Who’s Too Collaborative

August 21st, 2018


Rebecca Shambaugh, a leadership coach, says being too collaborative can actually hold you back at work. Instead of showing how well you build …

Networking Myths Dispelled

August 14th, 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 …

Designing AI to Make Decisions

August 10th, 2018


Kathryn Hume, VP of, 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 …

Why Opening Up at Work Is Harder for Minorities

August 7th, 2018


Katherine Phillips, a professor at Columbia Business School, discusses research showing that African-Americans are often reluctant to tell their …

Learning from GE’s Stumbles

July 31st, 2018


Roger Martin, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, offers two main reasons General Electric has lost its …

Turning Purpose Into Performance

July 24th, 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 …

The 2 Types of Respect Leaders Must Show

July 17th, 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 …

How Some Companies Beat the Competition… For Centuries

July 10th, 2018


Howard Yu, Lego Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD Business School in Switzerland, discusses how the industrial cluster in the Swiss city …

Architect Daniel Libeskind on Working Unconventionally

July 3rd, 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 …

When India Killed Off Cash Overnight

June 27th, 2018


Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, analyzes the economic impact of India’s unprecedented …

Getting People to Help You

June 19th, 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 …

How to Become More Self-Aware

June 12th, 2018


Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and executive coach, talks about why we all should be working on self-awareness. Few people are truly …

Bill Clinton and James Patterson on Collaboration and Cybersecurity

June 5th, 2018


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson discuss their new novel, The President is Missing, in which a fictional president …

Ask Better Questions

May 29th, 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 …

How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper

May 22nd, 2018


Avi Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explains the economics of machine learning, a branch of …

Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management

May 15th, 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 …

Choosing a Strategy for Your Startup

May 8th, 2018


Joshua Gans, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, advises against trying to commercialize a new technology or …

Use Learning to Engage Your Team

May 1st, 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 …

Why Technical Experts Make Great Leaders

April 24th, 2018


Amanda Goodall, a senior lecturer at Cass Business School in London, argues that the best leaders are technical experts, not general managers. She …

How AI Can Improve How We Work

April 17th, 2018


Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren't coming for our jobs. They …

You May Be a Workaholic If

April 11th, 2018


Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, draws a distinction between workaholism and working …

Make Work Engaging Again

April 3rd, 2018


Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how …

Why CEOs Are Taking a Stand

March 27th, 2018


Professors Michael Toffel, of Harvard Business School, and Aaron Chatterji, of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, discuss the emerging phenomenon of …

Leading with Less Ego

March 21st, 2018


Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, of the global consulting firm Potential Project, make their case for mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion …

McKinsey’s Head on Why Corporate Sustainability Efforts Are Falling Short

March 13th, 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 …

Harvard’s President on Leading During a Time of Change

March 7th, 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 …

Make Tools Like Slack Work for Your Company

February 27th, 2018


Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, and Paul Leonardi, a management professor at UC Santa Barbara, talk about the potential that …

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

February 19th, 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 …

The Future of MBA Education

February 14th, 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 …

Introducing Dear HBR:

February 9th, 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 …

Does Your Firm See You as a High Potential?

February 6th, 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 …

Women at Work: Make Yourself Heard

January 30th, 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 …

Controlling Your Emotions During a Negotiation

January 23rd, 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, …

For Better Customer Service, Offer Options, Not Apologies

January 16th, 2018


Jagdip Singh, a professor of marketing at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, explains his research team’s new …

Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

January 9th, 2018


Sydney Finkelstein, a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct …

Hiring the Best People

January 2nd, 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 …

Breaking Down the New U.S. Corporate Tax Law

December 26th, 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 …

Making Unlimited Vacation Time Work

December 20th, 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 …

How Technology Tests Our Trust

December 12th, 2017


Rachel Botsman, the author of “Who Can You Trust?", talks about how trust works, whether in relation to robots, companies, or other people. …

Box’s CEO on Pivoting to the Enterprise Market

December 5th, 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 …

Why More CEOs Should Be Hired from Within

November 28th, 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 …

Dow Chemical’s CEO on Running an Environmentally Friendly Multinational

November 21st, 2017


Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, discusses the 120-year-old company’s ambitious sustainability agenda. He says an environmentally driven …

When ‘Best Practices’ Backfire

November 14th, 2017


Freek Vermeulen, an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the London Business School, argues that too many companies are following …

The Hardscrabble Business of Chinese Manufacturing in Africa

November 7th, 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 …

Astronaut Scott Kelly on Working in Space

October 31st, 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 …

2017’s Top-Performing CEO on Getting Product Right

October 24th, 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 …

Everyday People Who Led Momentous Change

October 19th, 2017


Nancy Koehn, a Harvard Business School historian, tells the life stories of three influential leaders: the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the …

So, You Want to Join a Startup

October 12th, 2017


Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many …

How Successful Solopreneurs Make Money

October 5th, 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 …

Microsoft’s CEO on Rediscovering the Company’s Soul

September 28th, 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 …

Transcending Either-Or Decision Making

September 21st, 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 …

Find Your Happy Place at Work

September 14th, 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 …

How to Fix “Team Creep”

September 8th, 2017


Mark Mortensen, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD, discusses the research on "multiteaming"—when employees work not only …

Why Everyone Should See Themselves as a Leader

August 31st, 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, …

Basic Competence Can Be a Strategy

August 24th, 2017


Raffaella Sadun, a professor at Harvard Business School, explains why seemingly common-sensical management practices are so hard to implement. After …

How the U.S. Navy is Responding to Climate Change

August 18th, 2017


Forest Reinhardt and Michael Toffel, Harvard Business School professors, talk about how a giant, global enterprise that operates and owns assets at …

When to Listen to a Dire Warning

August 10th, 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 …

When Startups Scrapped the Business Plan

August 3rd, 2017


Steve Blank, entrepreneurship lecturer at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Columbia, talks about his experience of coming to Silicon Valley and building …

Build Your Portfolio Career

July 27th, 2017


Kabir Sehgal, a corporate strategist, Grammy-winning producer, investment banker, bestselling author, and military reserve officer, talks about …

How AI Is Already Changing Business

July 20th, 2017


Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He …

Nike’s Co-founder on Innovation, Culture, and Succession

July 13th, 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. …

How Authority and Decision-Making Differ Across Cultures

July 6th, 2017


Erin Meyer, professor at INSEAD, discusses management hierarchy and decision-making across cultures. Turns out, these two things don’t always track …

Mental Preparation Secrets of Top Athletes, Entertainers, and Surgeons

June 29th, 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 …

The Talent Pool Your Company Probably Overlooks

June 22nd, 2017


Robert Austin, a professor at Ivey Business School, and Gary Pisano, a professor at Harvard Business School, talk about the growing number of …

Blockchain — What You Need to Know

June 15th, 2017


Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of the HBS Digital Initiative, discusses blockchain, an online record-keeping …

Which Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

June 8th, 2017


Chris Kuenne, entrepreneurship lecturer at Princeton, and John Danner, senior fellow at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley’s Haas …

Why Finance Needs More Humanity, and Why Humanity Needs Finance

June 1st, 2017


Mihir Desai, professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, argues for re-humanizing finance. He says the practice of finance, with …

4 Behaviors of Top-Performing CEOs

May 26th, 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 …

Why Doesn’t More of the Working Class Move for Jobs?

May 18th, 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 …

How to Survive Being Labeled a Star

May 11th, 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 …

Low-Risk, High-Reward Innovation

May 4th, 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, …

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Resilience

April 27th, 2017


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about returning to work after her husband’s death, and Wharton management and psychology professor Adam Grant …

Our Delusions About Talent

April 20th, 2017


Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of business psychology at University College London, dispels some of the myths that have persisted in the 20 years …

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

April 13th, 2017


Scott D. Anthony, Innosight managing partner, discusses why established corporations should be better at handling disruptive threats. He lays out a …

Dealing with Conflict Avoiders and Seekers

April 6th, 2017


Amy Gallo, HBR contributing editor, discusses a useful tactic to more effectively deal with conflict in the workplace: understanding whether you …

How Personalities Affect Team Chemistry

March 30th, 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 …

The Rise of Corporate Inequality

March 23rd, 2017


Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom discusses the research he's conducted showing what’s really driving the growth of income inequality: a widening gap …

Break Out of Your Managerial Bubble

March 16th, 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 …

Making Intel More Diverse

March 10th, 2017


Danielle Brown, Intel Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, talks about the corporation’s $300 million initiative to increase diversity, the …

Reduce Organizational Drag

March 2nd, 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 …

Globalization: Myth and Reality

February 24th, 2017


Pankaj Ghemawat, professor at NYU Stern and IESE business schools, debunks common misconceptions about the current state and extent of globalization. …

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

February 16th, 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 …

Escape Your Comfort Zone

February 9th, 2017


Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of …

Business Leadership Under President Trump

February 2nd, 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 …

Generosity Burnout

January 28th, 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.

Stopping and Starting With Success

January 19th, 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, …

Voices from the January-February 2017 Issue

January 13th, 2017


Roger Martin of Rotman School of Management, Paul Zak of Claremont Graduate University, Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, comedian …

Collaborating Better Across Silos

January 5th, 2017


Harvard Law School lecturer Heidi K. Gardner discusses how firms gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. …

Restoring Sanity to the Office

December 29th, 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 …

The Secret to Better Problem Solving

December 22nd, 2016


Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses a nimbler approach to diagnosing problems than existing frameworks: reframing. He’s the author of “Are You …

What Superconsumers Can Teach You

December 15th, 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 …

The “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation

December 8th, 2016


Clayton Christensen, professor at Harvard Business School, builds upon the theory of disruptive innovation for which he is well-known. He speaks …

Handling Stress in the Moment

December 1st, 2016


HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She's a contributor to …

How Focusing on Content Leads the Media Astray

November 23rd, 2016


Bharat Anand, author of The Content Trap and professor at Harvard Business School, talks about the strategic challenges facing digital businesses, …

Why the White Working Class Voted for Trump

November 18th, 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 …

A Leadership Historian on the U.S. Presidential Election

November 10th, 2016


Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn talks about the surprising election of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president, and what leaders …

Re-Orgs Are Emotional

November 3rd, 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.

The 10 People Who Globalized the World

October 27th, 2016


Jeffrey Garten of Yale School of Management discusses how Genghis Khan, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Margaret Thatcher, and others made the world more …

What the World’s Best CEOs Have in Common

October 20th, 2016


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

Power Corrupts, But It Doesn’t Have To

October 13th, 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.

When Not to Trust the Algorithm

October 6th, 2016


Cathy O'Neil, author of "Weapons of Math Destruction" on how data can lead us astray–from HR to Wall Street.

Macromanagement Is Just as Bad as Micromanagement

September 29th, 2016


Tanya Menon, associate professor at Fisher College of Management, Ohio State University, explains how to recognize if your management style is too …

Building Emotional Agility

September 22nd, 2016


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

Excessive Collaboration

September 15th, 2016


Rob Cross, professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, explains how work became an exhausting marathon of group projects. …

Making the Toughest Calls

September 8th, 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 …

Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?

September 1st, 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 …

The Connection Between Speed and Charisma

August 25th, 2016


Bill von Hippel, professor at the University of Queensland, on how the ability to think and respond quickly makes someone seem more charismatic.

How Work Changed Love

August 18th, 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.

Negotiating with a Liar

August 11th, 2016


Leslie John, Harvard Business School professor, explains why you shouldn't waste time trying to detect your counterpart's lies; instead, use tactics …

In Praise of Dissenters and Non-Conformists

August 4th, 2016


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

The Zappos Holacracy Experiment

July 29th, 2016


Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School professor, and John Bunch, holacracy implementation lead at Zappos, discuss the online retailer's transition …

The Era of Agile Talent

July 21st, 2016


More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, …

We Can’t Work All the Time

July 14th, 2016


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

Teaching Creativity to Leaders

July 7th, 2016


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

Brexit and the Leadership Equivalent of Empty Calories

June 30th, 2016


Mark Blyth of Brown University and Gianpiero Petriglieri of INSEAD discuss Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

A Brief History of 21st Century Economics

June 23rd, 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.

Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance

June 16th, 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 …

Getting Growth Back at Your Company

June 9th, 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.

Asking for Advice Makes People Think You’re Smarter

June 2nd, 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.

Yo-Yo Ma on Successful Creative Collaboration

May 26th, 2016


The acclaimed cellist explains how he chooses and works with partners and shares advice on honing one's talent.

Be a Work/Life-Friendly Boss

May 19th, 2016


Managers play a huge role in their employees' personal lives, which in turn affects productivity, morale, and turnover at work. Professor Scott …

Make Better Decisions

May 12th, 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.

Let Employees Be People

May 5th, 2016


Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, both of Harvard, discuss what they've learned from studying radically transparent organizations where people at all …

Isabel Allende on Fiction and Feminism

April 28th, 2016


The bestselling author describes her creative process and explains why she was always determined to have a career.

The Condensed May 2016 Issue

April 22nd, 2016


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

Understanding Agile Management

April 15th, 2016


Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself.

Smart Managers Don’t Compare People to the “Average”

April 7th, 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 …

Life’s Work: Dr. Ruth Westheimer

March 31st, 2016


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

How to Say No to More Work

March 24th, 2016


Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics", explains how to gracefully decline excessive projects–and thankless tasks.

The Condensed April 2016 Issue

March 22nd, 2016


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

Are Leaders Getting Too Emotional?

March 17th, 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 …

Your Coworkers Should Know Your Salary

March 10th, 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.

Talking About Race at Work

March 3rd, 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 …

The Art of the Interview

February 25th, 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 …

The Condensed March 2016 Issue

February 19th, 2016


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

Closing the Strategy-Execution Gap

February 18th, 2016


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

Be a Superboss

February 11th, 2016


Lorne Michaels, Bill Walsh, Alice Waters–all have had a disproportionate impact in their respective industries through their knack for collecting and …

How to Give Constructive Feedback

February 5th, 2016


Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman have administered thousands of 360-degree assessments through their consulting firm, Zenger/Folkman. This has given …

Being Happier at Work

January 28th, 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 …

Stop Focusing on Your Strengths

January 21st, 2016


Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London and Columbia University and CEO of Hogan Assessments, explains how the fad for …

Make Peace with Your Inner Critic

January 14th, 2016


Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, explains how to deal with self-doubt (or help someone else manage theirs).

Achieve Your Goals (Finally)

January 8th, 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 …

Marketing Lessons for Companies Big and Small

December 30th, 2015


Denise Lee Yohn, author of "Extraordinary Experiences" and "What Great Brands Do," explains what we can learn from retail and restaurant brands

The Condensed January-February 2016 Issue

December 23rd, 2015


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

Life’s Work: Neil deGrasse Tyson

December 17th, 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 …

Becoming a More Authentic Leader

December 10th, 2015


Bill George, Harvard Business School professor and author of "Discover Your True North," gives advice to both new and experienced leaders.

Accenture’s CEO on Leading Change

December 3rd, 2015


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

4 Types of Conflict and How to Manage Them

November 25th, 2015


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

The Condensed December 2015 Issue

November 24th, 2015


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

Katie Couric on the Shifting Landscape of News

November 19th, 2015


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

Slide Deck Presentations Don’t Have to Be Terrible

November 14th, 2015


Evan Loomis and Evan Baehr, coauthors of "Get Backed," on how to win someone over with PowerPoint.

Simple Rules for Creating Great Places to Work

November 5th, 2015


Gareth Jones, author of "Why Should Anyone Work Here?", explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.

The Man Behind Siri Explains How to Start a Company

October 31st, 2015


Norman Winarsky, coauthor of "If You Really Want to Change the World," on ventures that scale.

China and the Biggest Startup You’ve Probably Never Heard of

October 22nd, 2015


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

What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Successful?

October 17th, 2015


Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation and author of "Getting Beyond Better" with Roger Martin.

The Condensed November 2015 Issue

October 14th, 2015


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

Disrupt Your Career, and Yourself

October 8th, 2015


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

Why the Term “Thought Leader” Isn’t Gross

October 2nd, 2015


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

Your Office’s Hidden Artists and How to Work with Them

September 24th, 2015


Kimberly Elsbach, author of the HBR article "Collaborating with Creative Peers," on collaborating better with a certain type of colleague.

Build Your Character (at Least for a Day)

September 17th, 2015


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

The Creator of WordPress

September 11th, 2015


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

The Condensed October 2015 Issue

September 9th, 2015


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

What’s Your Digital Quotient?

September 3rd, 2015


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

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi on Design Thinking

August 27th, 2015


How PepsiCo is harnessing the power of design.

Salman Rushdie on Creativity and Criticism

August 20th, 2015


The acclaimed writer describes how he develops his novels, what he expects from reviewers, and why business people should still read fiction.

Become a Better Listener

August 13th, 2015


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

The Condensed September 2015 Issue

August 12th, 2015


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

Building Healthy Teams

August 6th, 2015


Mary Shapiro, author of the "HBR Guide to Leading Teams" and professor at Simmons, on dealing with conflict and other issues.

How Science and Tech Are Changing the Human Body

July 30th, 2015


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

The CEO of YP on Leading Digital Transformation

July 23rd, 2015


David Krantz, the CEO of YP (formerly the Yellow Pages), explains how they've reinvented their business.

“Social Media-Savvy CEO” Is No Oxymoron

July 16th, 2015


Charlene Li, author of "The Engaged Leader," on why and how senior executives are diving into online networks.

Test-Taking Comes to the Office

July 9th, 2015


Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the HBR article "Ace the Assessment," explores the rising practice of using tests in hiring and promotion decisions.

Can HR Be Saved?

July 2nd, 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.

Michael Lynton on Surviving the Biggest Corporate Hack in History

June 25th, 2015


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

The Condensed July-August 2015 Issue

June 23rd, 2015


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

Beating Digital Overload with Digital Tools

June 18th, 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 …

Are Robots Really Coming for Our Jobs?

June 11th, 2015


James Bessen, economist and former software executive, on what we can learn from 19th century mill workers about innovation, wages, and technology.

George Mitchell on Effective Negotiation

June 4th, 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 …

Evernote’s CEO on the New Ways We Work

May 28th, 2015


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

Making Sense of Digital Disruption

May 21st, 2015


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

The Condensed June 2015 Issue

May 20th, 2015


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

Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age

May 14th, 2015


Timothy Morey and Allison Schoop, both of frog, on designing customer data systems that promote transparency and trust.

Why We Pretend to Be Workaholics

May 7th, 2015


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

Ethical CEOs Finish First

April 30th, 2015


Fred Kiel, author of "Return on Character," explains his research on why being good benefits the bottom line.

Brian Grazer on the Power of Curiosity

April 23rd, 2015


The Oscar-winning producer explains why a passion for learning--about other people and pursuits--has been the key to his success.

Understand How People See You

April 16th, 2015


Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.

The Condensed May 2015 Issue

April 14th, 2015


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

Making Health Care More Consumer-Driven

April 9th, 2015


Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School professor, talks about how to dismantle the barriers to innovation in care delivery.

Case Study: Reinvent This Retailer

April 2nd, 2015


Hear this story based on real events at J.C. Penney. A discussion with contributor Jill Avery and editor Andy O'Connell follows.

Your Brain’s Ideal Schedule

March 26th, 2015


Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of "The Best Place to Work," on how to structure your day to get the most done.

Blue Ocean Strategy and Red Ocean Traps

March 19th, 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 …

The Condensed April 2015 Issue

March 17th, 2015


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

Set Habits You’ll Actually Keep

March 12th, 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.

Goldie Hawn on Female Leadership

March 5th, 2015


The Hollywood icon explains why she moved from acting to producing and directing, then launched a foundation that teaches mindfulness to kids.

Be Less Reactive and More Proactive

February 26th, 2015


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

Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo

February 20th, 2015


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

Why Leadership Feels Awkward

February 13th, 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.

The Condensed March 2015 Issue

February 12th, 2015


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

GoDaddy’s CEO on Leading Change

February 5th, 2015


Blake Irving talks about the company's renewed focus on small businesses and bringing on a new leadership team.

Signs You’re Secretly Annoying Your Colleagues

January 29th, 2015


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

Innovation Needs a System

January 22nd, 2015


David Duncan, senior partner at Innosight and coauthor of "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days," explains how to organize corporate creativity.

What Still Stifles Ambitious Women

January 15th, 2015


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

How to Negotiate Better

January 8th, 2015


Jeff Weiss, author of the "HBR Guide to Negotiating" and partner at Vantage Partners, explains how to prepare to be persuasive.

Skills We Can Learn from Games

December 30th, 2014


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

The Condensed January-February 2015 Issue

December 19th, 2014


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

What Makes Teams Smart (or Dumb)

December 18th, 2014


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

Communicate Better with Your Global Team

December 11th, 2014


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

Explaining Silicon Valley’s Success

December 4th, 2014


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

Learning What Wiser Workers Know

November 25th, 2014


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

Making Good Decisions

November 20th, 2014


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

The Condensed December 2014 Issue

November 18th, 2014


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

Boris Johnson on Influence and Ambition

November 13th, 2014


The mayor of London explains why Churchill is a role model and whether his aspirations include the Prime Minister's office.

How to Change Someone’s Behavior with Minimal Effort

November 6th, 2014


Steve J. Martin, coauthor of "The Small Big: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence," on the little things that persuade.

Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

October 30th, 2014


Jennifer Magnolfi, Founder & Principal Investigator at Programmable Habitats LLC, on how digital work, and the Internet of Things will …

Myths About Entrepreneurship

October 23rd, 2014


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

Disrupting TV’s Status Quo

October 16th, 2014


Famed producer Norman Lear on developing groundbreaking sitcoms, managing creative partnerships and the lessons he wants to pass on to the next generation.

The Condensed November 2014 Issue

October 14th, 2014


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

Focus More on Value Capture

October 9th, 2014


Stefan Michel, professor at IMD, says your business should rethink how it captures value, not just how it creates it.

Does Your Sales Team Know Your Strategy?

October 2nd, 2014


Frank Cespedes, HBS professor and author of "Aligning Strategy and Sales," explains how to get the front line on board.

How Google Manages Talent

September 26th, 2014


Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, and Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products, explain how the company manages their smart, creative team.

Fixing the College Grad Hiring Process

September 18th, 2014


Sanjeev Agrawal, Collegefeed cofounder and CEO, explains what recruiters, new graduates, and college career centers need to do differently.

How Silicon Valley Became Uncool

September 11th, 2014


Walter Frick, HBR editor, explains why we valorize tech heroes from the past, but scoff at today's entrepreneurs.

The Condensed October 2014 Issue

September 9th, 2014


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

The Fall of the Talent Economy?

September 4th, 2014


Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management, on why talent's powerful economic position is unsustainable.​

Privacy’s Shrinking Future

August 28th, 2014


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

How to Stop Corporate Inversions

August 21st, 2014


Bill George and Mihir Desai, professors at Harvard Business School, explain why our corporate tax code is driving American business overseas.

Prevent Employees from Leaking Data

August 14th, 2014


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

The Condensed September 2014 Issue

August 12th, 2014


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

The Art of Managing Science

August 7th, 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 …

The Dangers of Confidence

July 31st, 2014


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

The Future of Talent Is Potential

July 24th, 2014


Linda Hill, Harvard Business School professor, and Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, senior adviser at Egon Zehnder, on the talent strategies that set up a …

To Do Things Better, Stop Doing So Much

July 17th, 2014


Greg McKeown, author of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," on the importance of being "absurdly selective" in how we use our time.

Marc Andreessen and Jim Barksdale on How to Make Money

July 10th, 2014


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

The Fukushima Meltdown That Didn’t Happen

July 3rd, 2014


Charles Casto, recently retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, on how smart leadership saved the second Fukushima power plant.

Yang Yuanqing: The HBR Interview

June 26th, 2014


Lenovo's CEO on how the PC leader is poised to win in the "PC plus" world.

The Condensed July-August 2014 Issue

June 25th, 2014


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

When to Go with Your Gut

June 19th, 2014


Gerd Gigerenzer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, on how to know when simple rules and snap decisions will outperform …

Succeeding Quietly in Our Recognition-Obsessed Culture

June 12th, 2014


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

The Secret History of White-Collar Offices

June 5th, 2014


Nikil Saval, editor at n+1, on how gender, politics, and unions have affected the American workplace since the Civil War.

Cross-Culture Work in a Global Economy

May 29th, 2014


Erin Meyer, affiliate professor at INSEAD and author of "The Culture Map," on why memorizing a list of etiquette rules doesn't work.

How to Manage Wall Street

May 23rd, 2014


Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM, on striking a balance between running a company for the long term and keeping investors happy.

Taking Business Back from Wall Street

May 15th, 2014


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

Time Is a Company’s Most Valuable Resource

May 8th, 2014


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

Ruth Reichl on Challenging Career Moves

May 2nd, 2014


The renowned author and former editor of Gourmet talks about the magazine's closure and her recent transition to fiction writing.

Social Physics Can Change Your Company (and the World)

April 25th, 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."

Best of the IdeaCast

April 18th, 2014


Featuring Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, Nancy Koehn, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Cathy Davidson, and Mark Blyth.

How Companies Can Embrace Speed

April 10th, 2014


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

How Unusual CEOs Drive Value

April 3rd, 2014


William Thorndike, investor and author of "The Outsiders," looks at some less-known but more effective executives.

Are You the “Real You” in the Office?

March 27th, 2014


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

Identify Your Primary Customer

March 20th, 2014


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

Our Bizarre Fascination with Stories of Doom

March 13th, 2014


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

Is Work-Family Conflict Reaching a Tipping Point?

March 6th, 2014


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

Why So Many Emerging Giants Flame Out

February 27th, 2014


John Jullens of Booz & Company says multinationals from China and other emerging markets must learn to innovate and manage quality while …

We Need Economic Forecasters Even Though We Can’t Trust Them

February 20th, 2014


Walter Friedman, director of the Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School, on the pioneers of market prediction.

How the U.S. Can Regain its Edge

February 13th, 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.

John Cleese Has a Serious Side

February 6th, 2014


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

Getting Excellence to Spread

January 30th, 2014


Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor, talks about his book, "Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less" (coauthored by Huggy Rao).

Building the Agile Workforce

January 23rd, 2014


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

Salman Khan on the Online Learning Revolution

January 16th, 2014


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

The Management Style of Robert Gates

January 13th, 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."

Nomadic Leaders Need Roots

January 2nd, 2014


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

The Condensed January-February 2014 Magazine

December 26th, 2013


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

The Management Myths Hurting Your Business

December 19th, 2013


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

The Economics of Online Dating

December 12th, 2013


Paul Oyer, Stanford economist and the author of "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating," explains the …

Reduce Stress with Mindfulness

December 5th, 2013


Maria Gonzalez, author of "Mindful Leadership," explains how to minimize stress -- not just manage it. Contains a brief guided breathing exercise.

The Big Benefits of a Little Thanks

November 27th, 2013


Francesca Gino and Adam Grant, of Harvard Business School and Wharton, respectively, discuss their research on gratitude and generosity.

Improving Management at Google

November 21st, 2013


Eric Clayberg, Google software-engineering manager, talks with Harvard Business School professor David Garvin about the feedback and training that he …

Get a Dysfunctional Team Back on Track

November 14th, 2013


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

Editors’ Picks of the Week

November 7th, 2013


HBR editors read top posts from

Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way

October 31st, 2013


Erica Ariel Fox, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School, discusses how to resolve inner conflict to lead wisely and live well.

What the Best Decision Makers Do

October 24th, 2013


Ram Charan, coauthor of "Boards that Lead," talks about what he's learned in three decades of helping executives make tough decisions.

Scott Adams on Whether Management Really Matters

October 17th, 2013


The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn.

Christine Lagarde on the World Economy and the IMF’s Future

October 11th, 2013


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

How Goldman Sachs Drifted

October 3rd, 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 …

Lead Authentically, Without Oversharing

September 26th, 2013


Lisa Rosh, assistant professor of management at the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University, explains how to build trust through skillful …

Clay Christensen and Dominic Barton on Consulting’s Disruption

September 19th, 2013


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

Leading Across Sectors

September 13th, 2013


William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, authors of "The Solution Revolution," discuss why "triple-strength" leaders are the best problem solvers.

How CEOs Are Succeeding in Africa

September 5th, 2013


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

Office Politics for the Pros

August 29th, 2013


Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics," talks with Dorie Clark, author of "Reinventing You."

The Rise of the Megacorporation

August 22nd, 2013


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

Working Fathers Need Balance, Too

August 8th, 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."

How to Schedule Time for Meaningful Work

August 2nd, 2013


Julian Birkinshaw and Jordan Cohen, coauthors of the HBR article "Make Time for the Work that Matters."

The Women Who Become Board Members

July 25th, 2013


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

Big Brain Theory

July 18th, 2013


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

The Booming Business of Craft Cocktails

July 11th, 2013


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

Attacking the Sleep Conspiracy

July 2nd, 2013


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

IT in the Cloud Era

June 27th, 2013


Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box.

Read Fiction and Be a Better Leader

June 20th, 2013


Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor.

Why We Need to Redefine Intelligence

June 13th, 2013


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

Pricing Strategies People Love

June 6th, 2013


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

The Science of Sharing (and Oversharing)

May 30th, 2013


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

Why Some Companies Last and Others Don’t

May 23rd, 2013


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

Talent Strategies for the Post-Loyalty World

May 16th, 2013


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

The Secret to Effective Motivation

May 9th, 2013


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

Yes, Business Relies on Nature

April 25th, 2013


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

Building a Company Everyone Loves

April 18th, 2013


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

Austerity’s Big Bait-and-Switch

April 11th, 2013


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

The Truth About Creative Teams

April 4th, 2013


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

Can You “Manage” Your Family?

March 28th, 2013


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

Take Control of Your Time

March 21st, 2013


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

Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview

March 14th, 2013


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

Solving America’s Innovation Crisis

March 7th, 2013


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

Improve Your Business Writing

February 28th, 2013


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

Why We’re All in Sales

February 14th, 2013


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

Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Transformation

February 7th, 2013


Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Manage Up and Across with Your Mentor

January 31st, 2013


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

The High Cost of Rudeness at Work

January 24th, 2013


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

Whole Foods’ John Mackey on Capitalism’s Moral Code

January 17th, 2013


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

Why Organizations Are the Way They Are

January 10th, 2013


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

Boost Your Productivity With Social Media

December 20th, 2012


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

The Rise of the Global Super-Rich

December 13th, 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."

Find the Next Disruptor Before it Finds You

December 6th, 2012


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

The Indispensable, Unlikely Leadership of Abraham Lincoln

November 29th, 2012


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

Why You Should Cannibalize Your Company

November 21st, 2012


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

The Four Fears Blocking You from Great Ideas

November 15th, 2012


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

Ernest Shackleton’s Lessons for Leaders in Harsh Climates

November 8th, 2012


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

How to Get the Right Job

November 1st, 2012


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

Has America Outsourced Too Much?

October 25th, 2012


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

Nate Silver on Predicting the Unpredictable

October 19th, 2012


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

Big Data Solves Big Problems

October 11th, 2012


Kevin Boudreau, London Business School professor.

Campaign for Your Career

October 4th, 2012


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

China and India Are an Opportunity, Not a Threat

September 27th, 2012


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

How a Culture of Accountability Can Deteriorate

September 20th, 2012


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

Reinventing Strategy for the Social Era

September 13th, 2012


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

How Campaign Finance Reform Could Help Business

September 6th, 2012


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

What Leaders Can Learn from Jazz

August 29th, 2012


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

Pressed for Time? Give Some of Yours Away

August 23rd, 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."

In a Fast World, Think Slowly

August 16th, 2012


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

What’s Wrong with Today’s Entrepreneurs

August 10th, 2012


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

The New Sales Playbook

August 2nd, 2012


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

Sally Ride on Breaking Ground in Aerospace and Education

July 24th, 2012


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

The Power of the Introvert in Your Office

July 19th, 2012


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

Resilience Strategies for a Volatile World

July 12th, 2012


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

How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)

July 5th, 2012


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

Saving Banks from the Bankers

June 28th, 2012


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

Let Your Employees Bet on the Company

June 21st, 2012


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

Who Your Customers Want to Become

June 14th, 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 …

Habits: Why We Do What We Do

June 7th, 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."

Make Your Own Culturematic

May 31st, 2012


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

Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership?

May 24th, 2012


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

The Myth of American Decline

May 10th, 2012


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

Welcome to the G-Zero World

May 3rd, 2012


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

Winning in the Intention Economy

April 26th, 2012


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

Growth Isn’t Rocket Science

April 19th, 2012


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

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