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HBR On Leadership

34 EpisodesProduced by Harvard Business Review

Leadership isn’t trait, it’s a set of skills.Whether you’re managing up or motivating a team, HBR On Leadership is your destination for insights and inspiration from the world’s top leadership practitioners and experts.Every Wednesday, the editors at the Harvard Business Review hand-picked case stud… read more

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LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman on Innovating Amid Volatility

July 12th, 2023


If uncertainty and turbulence are the new normal, how does that change the way we lead? LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman explains how ongoing …

Introverts Can Be Leaders Too

July 5th, 2023


We all have preconceived notions about which personality types are associated with good leadership — like confidence or emotional intelligence. But …

When You’re Pushed Outside Your Comfort Zone

June 28th, 2023


Is your job pushing you outside your comfort zone? Executive coach and former venture capitalist Jerry Colonna has coached leaders through that …

Succeeding as a First-Time Manager

June 21st, 2023


Managing for the first time can be stressful. Sometimes it’s because of others, but often it’s because of the misconceptions many people bring into …

Taking Decisive Action in a Crisis

June 14th, 2023


Cynthia Carroll was only a few months into leading the global mining firm Anglo American when she suspended operations in their South African …

The Best Managers Are “Connectors”

June 7th, 2023


Some managers are like teachers, sharing their skills and experience with their teams. Others are more like cheerleaders who encourage their direct reports to learn on their own. But the

best managers are “connectors,” …

F1 Legend Toto Wolff on Leading Through Big Wins — and Crushing Losses

May 31st, 2023


Managing a team in good times is one skill set. But how do you motivate people when things aren't going well? Toto Wolff is the team principle and …

Why Authentic Leadership Is So Hard

May 24th, 2023


As leaders, we know we’re supposed to be authentic, but that is easier said than done. Babson College management professor Tina Opie explains how …

How to Lead Across Cultures, Languages, and Geographies

May 17th, 2023


In this era of global business and hybrid work, managers must find ways to unify teams that are geographically and culturally separated. Harvard …

Hollywood’s Ron Howard on How Filmmakers Are the Ultimate Team Leaders

May 10th, 2023


Legendary actor, producer, and director Ron Howard reveals how he vets top acting talent for his movies, why he tries not to work with the same production crews from one film to the next, and how he manages creative …

Rachel Carson’s Quiet and Powerful Leadership

May 3rd, 2023


Rachel Carson is known as a gifted science writer and a trailblazing environmental activist. Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn tells …

What It Takes to Become CEO

May 3rd, 2023


What does it take to get to the C-suite? Venture capitalist and former tech CEO Mike Troiano has direct experience with that journey. He takes questions from Dear HBR listeners about what to do if you’re falling off the …

What Jazz Can Teach Leaders about Innovation and Teamwork

May 3rd, 2023


Jazz pianist and management professor Frank Barrett tells IdeaCast guest host Jeff Kehoe that jazz can teach leaders why it’s important to forgive mistakes that happen as part of exploration and experimentation, as well …

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