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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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1230 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

1230 Ratings
Average Ratings
798
224
97
66
45

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 Jun 30, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: Become a Better Listener

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Mark Goulston, psychiatrist and author of "Just Listen," explains how.

Aug 13 2015

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: Build Your Character (at Least for a Day)

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Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, on why we need more time to develop our inner selves.

Sep 17 2015

14mins

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Rank #9: Understanding Agile Management

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Darrell Rigby of Bain and Jeff Sutherland of Scrum explain the rise of lean, iterative management tactics, and how to implement them yourself.

Apr 15 2016

26mins

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Rank #10: What Makes Social Entrepreneurs Successful?

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Sally Osberg, president and CEO of the Skoll Foundation and author of "Getting Beyond Better" with Roger Martin.

Oct 17 2015

18mins

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Rank #11: Escape Your Comfort Zone

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Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis International Business School, discusses practical techniques for getting outside of your comfort zone, and how that can develop new capabilities and experiences that can help your career. His new book is “Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence.”

Feb 09 2017

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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

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Rank #14: 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

27mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: The Secret to Better Problem Solving

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discusses a nimbler approach to diagnosing problems than existing frameworks: reframing. He’s the author of “Are You Solving the Right Problems?” in the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.

Dec 22 2016

21mins

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Rank #17: 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

22mins

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Rank #18: 4 Types of Conflict and How to Manage Them

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Amy Gallo, author of the "HBR Guide to Managing Conflict at Work," explains the options.

Nov 25 2015

19mins

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Rank #19: So, You Want to Join a Startup

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Jeff Bussgang, a venture capitalist who teaches entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, knows from personal experience and having funded many startups that there’s more than one way into that world. You don’t have to have a technical background. Excellent communication skills and a high emotional IQ are startup skills, too. Bussgang, the author of “Entering StartUpLand,” walks through the process of finding your dream job in a new company.

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #20: Make Better Decisions

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Therese Huston, Ph.D. and author of "How Women Decide," offers research-based tips for both men and women on how to make high quality, defensible decisions -- and sell them to your team.

May 12 2016

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