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Dealing with Conflict Avoiders and Seekers
Amy Gallo, HBR contributing editor, discusses a useful tactic to more effectively deal with conflict in the workplace: understanding whether you generally seek or avoid conflict. Each personality style influences how you approach a particular conflict, as well as how your counterpart does. Gallo talks about how to escape the common pitfalls of conflict seekers and conflict avoiders, so that you can improve your work and your relationships. She’s the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict. Download this podcast [...]
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Making Intel More Diverse
Danielle Brown, Intel Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, talks about the corporation’s $300 million initiative to increase diversity, the largest such investment yet by a technology company. The goal is to make Intel’s U.S. workforce mirror the talent available in the country by 2020. Brown breaks down what exactly Intel is doing, why the corporation is doing it, where it’s going well (recruiting), where it’s not going as well (retention), and what other companies can learn from Intel’s experience. Download this podcast [...]
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The Refresher: Regression Analysis
A two-minute guide to one of the most important types of data analysis. [...]
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The Explainer: Blue Ocean Strategy
Make the competition irrelevant. [...]
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Collaborating Better Across Silos
Harvard Law School lecturer Heidi K. Gardner discusses how firms gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. But it’s often difficult, expensive, and messy. The former McKinsey consultant is the author of the new book, Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos. Download this podcast [...]
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Restoring Sanity to the Office
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried says too many people find it difficult to get work done at the workplace. His company enforces quiet offices, fewer meetings, and different collaboration and communication practices. The goal is to give employees bigger blocks of time to be truly productive. Download this podcast [...]
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Handling Stress in the Moment
HBR contributing editor Amy Gallo discusses the best tactics to recognize, react to, and recover from stressful situations. She’s a contributor to the HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work. Download this podcast [...]
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Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are So Important to the U.S.
Many of them are creating jobs. [...]
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Re-Orgs Are Emotional
Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood, authors of ReOrg: How to Get It Right explain how good planning and communication can help employees adapt. Download this podcast [...]
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The 10 People Who Globalized the World
Jeffrey Garten of Yale School of Management discusses how Genghis Khan, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Margaret Thatcher, and others made the world more integrated. Garten is the author of From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization through Ten Extraordinary Lives. Download this podcast [...]
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What the World’s Best CEOs Have in Common
Long-term thinking, short-term savvy, and relentless focus on employees. Download this podcast [...]
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Power Corrupts, But It Doesn’t Have To
Authority changes us all. Stanford’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. Download this podcast [...]
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