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HBR IdeaCast

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Rank #4 in Management category

Business
Management
Entrepreneurship
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A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.

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A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.

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1219 Ratings
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Inspirational for Salesmen

By Greg_Boddy - Dec 17 2018
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HBR continues to be the leader for business, sales, and negotiation!

Loved women at work episode

By Joy Chudacoff - Sep 10 2018
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Hope to see you do more podcasts focused on women & career!

iTunes Ratings

1219 Ratings
Average Ratings
793
219
97
66
44

Inspirational for Salesmen

By Greg_Boddy - Dec 17 2018
Read more
HBR continues to be the leader for business, sales, and negotiation!

Loved women at work episode

By Joy Chudacoff - Sep 10 2018
Read more
Hope to see you do more podcasts focused on women & career!
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HBR IdeaCast

Latest release on May 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Understand How People See You

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Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.

Apr 16 2015

23mins

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Rank #2: The Right Way to Form New Habits

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James Clear, entrepreneur and author, says that the way we go about trying to form new habits and break bad ones — at work or home — is all wrong. Many people, he says, focus on big goals without thinking about the small steps they need to take along the way. Just like saving money, habits accrue compound interest: when you do 1% more or different each day or week, it eventually leads to meaningful improvement. So if you’ve made a resolution for the new year or have an idea for how to propel your career forward at any time, these strategies will help. Clear is the author of the book "Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results."

Dec 31 2019

26mins

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Rank #3: Making Good Decisions

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Stanford's Ron Howard, one of the fathers of decision analysis, explains how it's done.

Nov 20 2014

17mins

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Rank #4: What the Best Decision Makers Do

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Ram Charan, coauthor of "Boards that Lead," talks about what he's learned in three decades of helping executives make tough decisions.

Oct 24 2013

13mins

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Rank #5: Marc Andreessen and Jim Barksdale on How to Make Money

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The tech luminaries on bundling and unbundling in the digital age.

Jul 10 2014

15mins

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Rank #6: Understanding Digital Strategy

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Sunil Gupta, a professor at Harvard Business School, argues that many companies are still doing digital strategy wrong. Their leaders think of "going digital" as either a way to cut costs or to attract customers with a flashy new app. Gupta says successful digital strategy is more complicated than that. He recommends emulating the multi-faceted strategies of leading digital companies. Gupta's the author of “Driving Digital Strategy: A Guide to Reimagining Your Business."

Aug 28 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

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Amy Edmondson, professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Since then, she has observed how companies with a trusting workplace perform better. Psychological safety isn't about being nice, she says. It’s about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning from each other. And she argues that kind of organizational culture is increasingly important in the modern economy. Edmondson is the author of the new book "The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth.”

Jan 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #8: Use Learning to Engage Your Team

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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.”

May 01 2018

24mins

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Rank #9: How to Negotiate Better

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Jeff Weiss, author of the "HBR Guide to Negotiating" and partner at Vantage Partners, explains how to prepare to be persuasive.

Jan 08 2015

18mins

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Rank #10: How to Be Less Distracted at Work — and in Life

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Nir Eyal, an expert on technology and psychology, says that we all need to learn to be less distracted into activities that don't help us achieve what we want to each day. Unwelcome behaviors can range from social media scrolling and bingeing on YouTube videos to chatting with colleagues or answering non-urgent emails. To break these habits, we start by recognizing that it is often our own emotions, not our devices, that distract us. We must then recognize the difference between traction (values-aligned work or leisure) and distraction (not) and make time in our schedules for more of the former. Eyal also has tips for protecting ourselves from the external distractions that do come at us and tools to force us to focus on bigger-picture goals. He is the author of the book "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life."

Sep 24 2019

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Rank #11: Improve Your Critical Thinking at Work

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Helen Lee Bouygues, founder of the Reboot Foundation, believes that a lack of critical thinking is responsible for many business failures. She says organizational leaders often rely too heavily on expertise and then jump to conclusions. Instead, leaders should deliberately approach each problem and devote time thinking through possible solutions. The good news, she says, is that critical thinking skills can developed and practiced over time. Bouygues is the author of the HBR.org article "3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking."

Jul 23 2019

20mins

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Rank #12: Your Brain’s Ideal Schedule

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Ron Friedman, Ph.D., author of "The Best Place to Work," on how to structure your day to get the most done.

Mar 26 2015

22mins

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Rank #13: Simple Rules for Creating Great Places to Work

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Gareth Jones, author of "Why Should Anyone Work Here?", explains the things managers know, but struggle to do.

Nov 05 2015

14mins

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Rank #14: Best of the IdeaCast

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Featuring Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz, Francis Ford Coppola, Maya Angelou, Nancy Koehn, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Cathy Davidson, and Mark Blyth.

Apr 18 2014

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Rank #15: What Managers Get Wrong About Feedback

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Marcus Buckingham, head of people and performance research at the ADP Research Institute, and Ashley Goodall, senior vice president of leadership and team intelligence at Cisco Systems, say that managers and organizations are overestimating the importance of critical feedback. They argue that, in focusing our efforts on correcting weaknesses and rounding people out, we lose the ability to get exceptional performance from them. Instead, we should focus on strengths and push everyone to shine in their own areas. To do that, companies need to rethink the way they review, pay, and promote their employees. Buckingham and Goodall are the authors of the book "Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World" and the HBR article "The Feedback Fallacy."

Apr 23 2019

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Rank #16: Real Leaders: Abraham Lincoln and the Power of Emotional Discipline

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In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln wrote a scathing letter to his top Union general, who had squandered a chance to end the Civil War. Then Lincoln folded it up and tucked it away in his desk. He never sent it. Lincoln understood that the first action that comes to mind is often counter-productive. In the third episode of a four-part special series on leadership, HBR Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius and Harvard Business School professor and historian Nancy Koehn explore Lincoln’s career both before and during America’s greatest crisis. They discover lessons on how to learn continuously, communicate values, and exercise emotional self-control.

Mar 19 2020

27mins

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Rank #17: Office Politics for the Pros

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Karen Dillon, author of the "HBR Guide to Office Politics," talks with Dorie Clark, author of "Reinventing You."

Aug 29 2013

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Rank #18: The Science Behind Sleep and High Performance

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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)."

Sep 04 2018

20mins

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Rank #19: Make Work Engaging Again

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Dan Cable, a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, explains why people often lose their enthusiasm for their work and how leaders can help them get it back. He says we shouldn’t forget that as humans we all need to explore and have purpose — and without that, we languish. Cable offers ideas for restoring people’s passion for their jobs. He’s the author of “Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do.”

Apr 03 2018

22mins

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Rank #20: Building Emotional Agility

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

Sep 22 2016

30mins

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