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John Kerry on Leadership, Compromise, and Change
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 on your long-term goals. He also calls on private sector CEOs to do more to solve social and political problems. Kerry’s new memoir is Every Day Is Extra. Download this podcast [...]
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The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance
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 your body — sleep, exercise, and nutrition. But the most important is sleep. He offers some practical advice on getting more and better rest, and making time to exercise. Effron is the author of the new book, 8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest). Download this podcast [...]
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Assessment: How Productive Are You?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your obligations at work and home? You are in good company. A majority of U.S. employees complain that they feel overwhelmed, according to surveys. As a coach and mentor focusing on productivity, I’ve heard this complaint hundreds of times, from managers and officials across the world. Productivity has many aspects. When thinking about your productivity, you need to first understand your priorities, and then you can plan your schedule to focus on your top priorities and downplay your routine functions. On a daily basis, you need to reduce the amount of time [...]
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Whiteboard Session: How to Work Successfully Across Borders
Adopt these mindsets and behaviors. [...]
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The Explainer: How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote
Clarity and consistency are key. [...]
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How Data-Driven Is Your Company? Calculate Your Data Value Index (DVI) – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM CLOUDERA
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How to Become More Self-Aware
Tasha Eurich, an organizational psychologist and executive coach, talks about why we all should be working on self-awareness. Few people are truly self-aware, she says, and those who are don’t get there through introspection. She explains how to develop self-awareness through the feedback of loving critics and how to mentor someone who isn’t self-aware. Eurich is the author of the book Insight. Download this podcast [...]
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How AI Is Making Prediction Cheaper
Avi Goldfarb, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, explains the economics of machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence that makes predictions. He says as prediction gets cheaper and better, machines are going to be doing more of it. That means businesses — and individual workers — need to figure out how to take advantage of the technology to stay competitive. Goldfarb is the coauthor of the book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. Download this podcast [...]
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Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management
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 says moving around is particularly hard on dual-career couples. And if workers can’t set boundaries around mobility and flexibility, she argues, firms lose out on talent. Petriglieri is the author of the HBR article “Talent Management and the Dual-Career Couple.” Download this podcast [...]
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Use Learning to Engage Your Team
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 curve — the low end, the sweet spot, or the high end — employees are engaged, productive, and innovative. Johnson is the author of the book Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. Download this podcast [...]
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Whiteboard Session: The Problem of Loneliness at Work
Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. surgeon general, explains what can be done. [...]
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The CEO of Merck on Race, Leadership, and High Drug Prices
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 in the Fortune 500, and shot to prominence after resigning from a council advising the Trump White House. Frazier discusses the importance of values in leadership and how Merck thinks about R&D and drug prices. Download this podcast [...]
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