HBR IdeaCast

HBR IdeaCast

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A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review.


547: What the World's Best CEOs Have in Common  

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

546: 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.

545: When Not to Trust the Algorithm  

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

544: Macromanagement Is Just as Bad as Micromanagement  

Tanya Menon, associate professor at Fisher College of Management, Ohio State University, explains how to recognize if your management style is too hands off. She's the co-author of "Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits."

543: Building Emotional Agility  

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

542: Excessive Collaboration  

Rob Cross, professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, explains how work became an exhausting marathon of group projects. He's the coauthor of the HBR article "Collaborative Overload."

541: Making the Toughest Calls  

Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor, explains what to do when no decision feels like a good decision. He is the author of "Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work."

540: Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?  

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 Radio Free Leader.

539: The Connection Between Speed and Charisma  

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

538: How Work Changed Love  

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.

537: Negotiating with a Liar  

Leslie John, Harvard Business School professor, explains why you shouldn't waste time trying to detect your counterpart's lies; instead, use tactics drawn from psychology to get them to divulge the truth. She's the author of the HBR article "How to Negotiate with a Liar."

536: In Praise of Dissenters and Non-Conformists  

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

535: The Zappos Holacracy Experiment  

Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School professor, and John Bunch, holacracy implementation lead at Zappos, discuss the online retailer's transition to a flat, self-managed organization. They are the coauthors of the HBR article "Beyond the Holacracy Hype."

534: The Era of Agile Talent  

More of us are working in organizations employing a mix of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and full-timers, explains Jonathan Younger, coauthor with Norm Smallwood of "Agile Talent: How to Source and Manage Outside Experts."

533: We Can't Work All the Time  

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

532: Teaching Creativity to Leaders  

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

531: Brexit and the Leadership Equivalent of Empty Calories  

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

530: A Brief History of 21st Century Economics  

Tim Sullivan, co-author with Ray Fisman of "The Inner Lives of Markets," on how we shape economic theory -- and how it shapes us.

529: Greg Louganis on How to Achieve Peak Performance  

The champion diver explains how visualization and ambitious goal-setting helped him achieve double gold medals in back-to-back Olympic Games and why he now serves as a mentor to younger athletes and a spokesman for LGBT causes.

528: Getting Growth Back at Your Company  

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.

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