Harvard Business Review

Why Authentic Workplaces Are More Ethical

Harvard Business Review - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:00am

People behave better when they feel they can be themselves.

Surveillance Capitalism

Harvard Business Review - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:24am

“All digital infrastructure is used to shape human behavior in the direction that will be successful in the marketplace,” says Shoshana Zuboff, whose latest book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” is a primer for understanding how technology companies are shaping our economy and society.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Harvard Business Review - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:10am

It’s a wrap for Season 2, as Youngme, Felix, and Mihir head off on a summer hiatus. Note to listeners: After Hours will return for Season 3 in the fall.

Platforms and Blockchain Will Transform Logistics

Harvard Business Review - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:00am

Examples from Maersk, IBM, and TRIP.

How to Move from Self-Awareness to Self-Improvement

Harvard Business Review - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:00am

Choose productive behaviors over familiar ones.

Research: Actually, Consumers Do Buy Sustainable Products

Harvard Business Review - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 8:05am

Sustainability-marketed products are growing quickly in almost all CPG categories.

What Happens When We’re Reminded of Death at Work

Harvard Business Review - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:26am

Research shows engagement can increase — but so can anxiety.

Can Khan Academy Scale to Educate Anyone, Anywhere?

Harvard Business Review - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:15am

Khan Academy is an online global education nonprofit launched by Sal Khan with the audacious mission to “provide a free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” Harvard Business School professor Bill Sahlman discusses his case study of the company after Ginny Lee joins to help balance Khan’s aspirational vision with the short-term need for greater focus and prioritization.

6 Traits of Strong Family Businesses

Harvard Business Review - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:00am

Based on a three-year study.

The Surprising Benefits of Sponsoring Others at Work

Harvard Business Review - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:30am

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 to seek out protégés who outperform, are exceptionally trustworthy, and, most importantly, offer skills, knowledge, and perspectives that differ from your own, so you can maximize the benefits for both parties. Hewlett brings real-world lessons from several successful pairings and tips on how to effectively launch and manage these long-term relationships. She’s the author of the book “The Sponsor Effect: How to Be a Better Leader by Investing in Others.”

Research: Investors Reward Companies that Talk Up Their Digital Initiatives

Harvard Business Review - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:00am

According to an analysis of annual reports.

When Your Job Is Your Identity, Professional Failure Hurts More

Harvard Business Review - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 8:05am

It’s one risk of conflating your role with your self-worth.

Sisterhood Is Trust

Harvard Business Review - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:25pm

High-quality relationships with other women at work, and the productivity and creativity those connections bring, are built on trusting one another with our emotions. Two researchers share findings from their recent survey about emotional vulnerability in the workplace. Guests: Beth Livingston and Tina Opie. Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network.

How to Be Resilient in the Face of Harsh Criticism

Harvard Business Review - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:00am

Four steps to recover and respond.

Want to Be a Better Manager? Get a Protégé

Harvard Business Review - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:24am

Sponsoring others can help you learn new skills and spot areas for growth.

What AI “App Stores” Will Mean for Radiology

Harvard Business Review - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:00am

They’re a more efficient way to get radiologists the tools they need.

You Learn Best When You Learn Less

Harvard Business Review - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:05am

It’s not always about how many hours you put in.

The Case for More Silence in Meetings

Harvard Business Review - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 9:00am

It can lead to more — and better — ideas.

7 Ways Sales Teams Can Set Better Goals

Harvard Business Review - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:05am

From pay incentives to performance targets.

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