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Cirque du Soleil's Daniel Lamarre on How to Put Creativity at the Center of Your Strategy
"There is no excuse. Creativity has to be at the forefront.” If not, one day you'll wake up and discover your competitors have the edge.
May 17, 2022
What is Web3?
Web3 promises to make the internet more decentralized and democratic — but there are lots of unknowns that could cloud that utopian vision.
May 09, 2022
Your Career Path Doesn’t Have to Be a Straight Line
You may think of your career as a ladder–straight up, or down–but a better analogy might be a rock climbing wall, where going sideways or even backwards can be how you find your unique route to the top.
May 02, 2022
The New World of Work: Hamdi Ulukaya
Hamdi founded the Greek yogurt company in 2005, and has since led it to see explosive growth. He's been a champion of various social issues, in particular support for global refugees.
Apr 20, 2022
The New World of Work: Marcus Buckingham
The New World of Work: Marcus Buckingham
Apr 13, 2022
The New World of Work: Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes
Gregory Hayes is CEO and chairman of Raytheon Technologies, and offers a unique view on what it means to be running an aerospace and defense giant at a time when the whole world is fixated on the war in Ukraine.
Mar 28, 2022
The New World of Work: Microsoft’s Jared Spataro
Spataro is one of the leaders of Microsoft’s ambitious research into the future of work, and he talks about how the tech giant thinks we’ll be working in the years and decades ahead.
Mar 18, 2022
The New World of Work: HBS Professor Linda Hill
Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill, the author of “Being the Boss” and a researcher of global strategy and agile organizations, gives her thoughts on adapting to meet the demands of the new work environment.
Mar 10, 2022
The New World of Work: Keith Ferrazzi
The New World of Work: Keith Ferrazzi
Mar 02, 2022
What’s Your Salary?
We’ve all heard a version of this at some point in our lives: “Don’t talk about money — it’s rude.” But is it really?
Feb 28, 2022
What It’s Like to Be a Social Justice Lawyer
I can attend protests and sign petitions all day long, but in the end, it’s the attorneys working in public interest law that will help turn the changes I want to see into realities.
Feb 23, 2022
How to Negotiate a Flexible Return to the Office
Many of those working from home during quarantine are now being asked to return to the office. But how do you talk to your manager if you don’t want to go back in?
Feb 23, 2022
What is Strategy? It’s a Lot Simpler Than You Think
To many people, strategy is a total mystery. But it’s really not complicated, says Harvard Business School’s Felix Oberholzer-Gee.
Feb 23, 2022
How to Get Out of a Creative Rut
Ever feel like your brain has run out of ideas? Here’s how to break out of a creative rut.
Feb 23, 2022
What Difficult Emotions Are Trying to Tell You
Emotions are running raw during the pandemic. How should we manage our difficult feelings, especially at work?
Feb 23, 2022
How to Give Feedback—Especially When You’re Dreading it
Giving feedback can be tricky and awkward, especially if you’re conflict averse. How do you give feedback that’s empathetic yet effective?
Feb 23, 2022
You Need Tough Feedback—Here’s How to Get It
I want to get constructive feedback and grow from it, without getting upset. Is that too much to ask.
Feb 23, 2022
What It's Like to Make TikToks for a Living
I can watch TikToks for hours. I’ve even made a few. But what is it like to make them for a living?
Feb 23, 2022
Rethink Your Resolutions This Year
There’s a lot of advice out there about resolutions. Here are our tactics—backed by research—for actually taking them on.
Feb 18, 2022
Can Hobbies Actually Make You a Better Person?
Rumor has it that having hobbies can actually make you happier, less stressed, and more creative. But is it actually true?
Feb 18, 2022
What Does it Take to be a Museum Curator? | Career Crush
Being a museum curator is all about helping artists bring their ideas to life — but it’s not always easy.
Feb 18, 2022
Is Consulting The Right Career For You? | Career Crush
On paper, consulting seems like the perfect gig. But there’s got to be more to it, right?
Feb 18, 2022
What Does It Take to Be a Freelance Artist?
What Does It Take to Be a Freelance Artist?
Feb 15, 2022
Delta CEO Ed Bastian on Leading the Airline Through Two Years of Disruption
Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, leads a company that has been on the front lines of pandemic challenges.
Jan 21, 2022
LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman on Innovating for an Uncertain Future
Hoffman, now a partner at Greylock Partners, says innovators must ignore hype to identify new technologies with real traction. It starts by envisioning how they might shape the future.
Jan 10, 2022
IDEO’s CEO, Sandy Speicher, Asks: What Is an Office Even For Now?
Speicher explains how design thinking can help guide us to new ways of collaborating as we rethink work and the workplace in a post-Covid world.
Dec 15, 2021
Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer to Leaders: Put Your Phones Away and Listen to Employees
Brewer, CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance and one of only two Black female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, says inclusion and equity are about making employees feel seen and heard.
Dec 09, 2021
Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly: Empowering Workers to Create ‘Magic’
Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly: Empowering Workers to Create ‘Magic’
Dec 02, 2021
Sanofi’s CEO on How Company Culture Can Thrive in a Distributed, Hybrid World
Paul Hudson, head of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, says leaders need to sit back and listen more often.
Nov 11, 2021
How to Ask for a Raise
Make a compelling case for getting paid more. Then stop talking.
Nov 09, 2021
Indra Nooyi, Former CEO of PepsiCo, on Nurturing Talent in Turbulent Times
Indra Nooyi has ideas for evolving the corporate world, including how we think about talent and improving how we treat all workers.
Nov 05, 2021
How to Do Hybrid Meetings Right
How do you make sure everyone—whether in person or remote—feels heard?
Nov 04, 2021
The New World of Work: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Few people have more insight than Nadella into how teams collaborate and innovate successfully.
Oct 28, 2021
How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful
Just agreeing with your boss (or your boss’s boss) feels easier, but it’s often better to voice your disagreement. HBR's Amy Gallo shows how.
Oct 26, 2021
How to Really Use a Whiteboard (Demo Included)
Under that humble exterior lies a powerful design tool. Here’s how to unlock it.
Oct 12, 2021
It’ll Feel Weird to Be Around People Again at Work. That’s Fine.
As some of us head back to the workplace, we’re going to confront something we haven’t in a while: other people. It’s going to tire you out. Here’s how to cope.
Sep 30, 2021
How to Find a Mentor Who Can Accelerate Your Career
Now’s the time to get FOMO about having a mentor.
Sep 28, 2021
The Case Against Letting Employees Pick WFH Days
While some managers may be inclined to let employees choose their own schedule, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom strongly recommends against this for two very important reasons.
Sep 14, 2021
How to Quit Your Job: The Harvard Business Review Guide
Here’s how to figure out if it’s time to move on to the next phase of your career--and if it is, how to do it right.
Aug 20, 2021
5 Ways to Infuse Diversity and Inclusion Into Your Organization
This is not a side issue: it’s time to adopt a more systematic, coherent approach to D&I.
Jul 28, 2021
What Is It Like to Be a Software Engineer?
I am fascinated by coding. Seriously, how does it even work? And what is it like to be the person behind the code — a software engineer?
Jul 22, 2021
What Does It Take to Be a Professional Photographer?
What does it take to become a professional photographer (and maybe even get your photos noticed by Beyoncé)?
Jun 24, 2021
How To Thrive When Everything Feels Terrible
Research shows that negativity causes us to shut down, stop communicating, and cease being helpful to others. But thriving—the mental state in which people feel a sense of vitality and learning — blunts negativity’s toxic effects.
Jun 18, 2021
I Want to Play Video Games for a Living
Can you make a career out of playing video games? Short answer: Yes.
Jun 11, 2021
Becoming Forever Employable
How can people stay viable and valuable throughout their careers?
Jun 07, 2021
How to Have Hybrid Meetings That Work for Everyone
As workplaces take tentative steps towards a new normal, social psychologist Heidi Grant shares best practices for interacting when some are in the office and some are remote.
Jun 07, 2021
Understanding Inclusion: The Value of Real Inclusion at Work
Diversity does not always translate to inclusivity. How to ensure that your efforts are making your employees feel like they belong. (2 of 3)
Jun 07, 2021
Understanding Inclusion: 4 Ways to Cultivate Belonging At Work
Real inclusion means your employees feel included, involved and accepted at work. (3 of 3)
Jun 07, 2021
Understanding Inclusion: Why Belonging At Work Matters
Many diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace fall short of helping employees feel like they belong — and why this matters. (1 of 3)
Jun 07, 2021
Make the Most of Relocating: Maximizing Your Move
Six ways to take full advantage of the benefits of relocation. (3 of 3)
Jun 07, 2021
Make the Most of Relocating: The Costs
Despite the great potential of relocating for work, geographic moves present several possible drawbacks. (2 of 3)
Jun 07, 2021
Can We Measure Bitcoin’s Impact on the Environment?
Today, Bitcoin consumes as much energy as a small country. This certainly sounds alarming — but the reality is a little more complicated, says Nic Carter, whose firm invests in public blockchain startups.
Jun 04, 2021
How Crises Created Opportunities For Good Leadership
In these unprecedented times, corporate leaders’ principles are being put to the test. The best, says former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, are rising to the challenge.
Apr 21, 2021
This Feels Impossible
2020 was a rough year. And the start of 2021 doesn't feel like it's getting any easier. So how do you stay focused at work?
Apr 13, 2021
China’s New Innovation Advantage
China is achieving a new level of global competitiveness, thanks to its hyper-adaptive population.
Apr 13, 2021
How Midsize Companies Can Compete with Digital Giants
How Midsize Companies Can Compete with Digital Giants
Apr 09, 2021
HBR Asks: What Are NFTs, and Why Do They Matter?
NFTs are all over the news. We decided to take a closer look and figure out just what this bitcoin-adjacent technology is — and whether it's worth the hype.
Mar 26, 2021
How to be Less Lonely at Work
Loneliness at work is a major predictor of burnout. But how do you turn co-workers into genuine friends?
Feb 17, 2021
HBR Case Study: Competing Against Bling
How can an understated watch brand stand out against flashier, gem-encrusted offerings in China?
Feb 12, 2021
How to be Less Lonely at Work
Loneliness at work is a major predictor of burnout. But how do you turn co-workers into genuine friends?
Feb 09, 2021
How to be Less Lonely at Work
Loneliness at work is a major predictor of burnout. But how do you turn co-workers into genuine friends?
Feb 08, 2021
How Apple Is Organized for Innovation: The Functional Organization
When Steve Jobs arrived back at Apple in 1997, he laid off general managers of all business units and combined disparate functional departments into one functional organization.
Jan 27, 2021
How Apple Is Organized for Innovation: The Leadership Model
Apple leaders need deep expertise, immersion in details, and collaborative debate.
Jan 27, 2021
How Apple Is Organized for Innovation: Leadership at Scale
When Apple was smaller, it may have been reasonable to expect leaders to be experts on pretty much everything going on in their organizations. However, they now need to exercise greater discretion regarding where and how they spend their effort.
Jan 27, 2021
The Covid-19 Pandemic is Forcing Companies to Build AI Skills Quickly
A huge digital transformation is gaining speed, and to succeed firms must focus on their digital core.
Jan 20, 2021
When Does Dr. Fauci Think "Normal" Will Happen?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the U.S., returns to HBR Now to discuss the latest coronavirus surge, his expectations for a more effective vaccination roll-out, and when we can expect to restart our normal lives.
Jan 19, 2021
Closing the Opportunity Gap for Black Americans
Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck, is one of only four Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. He talks about his new initiative to close the opportunity gap for Black Americans and Merck’s own journey in the race to develop a vaccine.
Jan 15, 2021
What Has Panera's CEO Learned From the Pandemic?
Panera’s leader Niren Chaudhary has firsthand experience of leading through adversity.
Jan 12, 2021
Want Your Team to Start Fresh in the New Year? Adam Grant Has Advice.
As more people get access to a Covid-19 vaccine, organizations are facing an opportunity for a real reset.
Jan 07, 2021
Why the World’s “Scariest Economist” Thinks We’re at a Tipping Point
Mariana Mazzucato, who has been called “one of the three most important thinkers about innovation.” is urging all of us to seize the moment and remake a more fair, just, and equitable world for all.
Dec 15, 2020
How to Throw a Virtual Work Party That Doesn’t Stink
Is there a way to make a virtual social event at work not stink?
Dec 15, 2020
How Does Netflix Approach Corporate Diversity?
How Does Netflix Approach Corporate Diversity?
Dec 08, 2020
What Does PayPal’s CEO Think About Bitcoin?
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman's company is at the leading edge of both stakeholder capitalism and financial innovation.
Dec 01, 2020
Want to Be Happier? Value Time Over Money
Here’s how to know if you’re making enough time for happiness, and what to do if you’re not.
Nov 18, 2020
Keeping Employees Engaged Right Now
We speak with Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems, on the future of work, on how American business can get back on track, and on the challenges of leading through crisis.
Nov 17, 2020
What Does “Just Be Yourself” Really Look Like at Work?
Everyone says to “be authentic” or “just be yourself” at work. But what does that really mean, and why does it matter?
Nov 17, 2020
How the Myth of Meritocracy Divided the U.S.
One week after a contentious U.S. election, we speak with Harvard political philosopher Michael J. Sandel about making sense of what’s happening in America.
Nov 10, 2020
How to Be Ready for a Layoff
It never hurts to be prepared for the worst. Especially when it comes to losing your job.
Nov 10, 2020
Leading Through Polarizing Times
On election day in the U.S. we talked with Harvard Business School's Frances X. Frei to discuss how we can best navigate the emotional and personal challenges of this moment.
Nov 04, 2020
Moderna’s Co-Founder on the Sprint for a Covid-19 Vaccine
Moderna could seek government approval for its Covid-19 vaccine as early as November.
Oct 27, 2020
What’s the Point of LinkedIn, Anyway?
It’s the least fun social platform, but the most important for your career. Here’s how to make LinkedIn work for you.
Oct 27, 2020
How Industry Competition Theory Can Help Fix U.S. Politics
Unhealthy competition is at the root of political dysfunction. A famous business framework can help identify the best ways to fix it.
Oct 26, 2020
Can History’s Innovators Teach Us How to Survive 2020?
When we look back at 2020, what will we have learned after a global health crisis, a national reckoning around racism, and a divisive election?
Oct 21, 2020
How to Deal with Remote Conflict
Disagreements between work colleagues can get even more uncomfortable and tricky to navigate when you can’t work them out in person.
Oct 20, 2020
How to Say No at Work
You may have wondered how to say no to a not-so-great request from your boss. Here’s how.
Oct 14, 2020
How to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career in the Wake of the Covid-19 Crisis
How will the crisis affect the career paths of today's workforce. What are the new opportunities, and how can you write your own script for success?
Oct 09, 2020
How to Make Virtual Meetings Feel More Real
Even though we can’t be physically together during the pandemic, is it possible to communicate more effectively through the grid like haze of video chats and virtual meetings?
Oct 09, 2020
The Race for a Covid-19 Vaccine
The CEO of Pfizer says his company is working to get a vaccine to the masses as quickly as possible — including those in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities.
Oct 09, 2020
How to Speak Up in Meetings
The meeting is almost over and you’ve been too nervous to say anything. We feel you. Here’s what to do.
Oct 09, 2020
How to (Really) Diversify Your Workforce
Why do many companies fail to create and sustain diverse workforces, even when they make it a priority?
Oct 09, 2020
How to Build Your Mental Strength
First, realize there’s a difference between acting tough and actually being mentally strong.
Oct 09, 2020
Coping with Anxiety and Uncertainty at Work
We often try to push away stress, fear, and anxiety. But success doesn't depend on rejecting these emotions — we can thrive because of them.
Oct 09, 2020
I Tried Three Popular Productivity Methods and This is What I Learned
There’s a huge amount of productivity systems and time management strategies out there. But what actually works, and why?
Oct 09, 2020
How Will the Covid-19 Crisis Reshape International Relations?
Which country is responding best to the global crisis, and is the era of globalization dead?
Oct 09, 2020
How Cubicles, Telecommuting, Personal Computers, and Email Changed the Way We Work
Can a brief history of the modern office help us understand changes happening today?
Oct 09, 2020
Democracy Is in Trouble. Business Must Help Fix It.
Strengthening democracy is the only way to ensure the survival of free-market capitalism.
Jul 28, 2020
How to Build—and Repair—Trust at Work
In a world of hybrid offices and remote teams, trust among your work colleagues is more difficult than ever, but just as important. How do you build that trust, and how do you repair it when it breaks?
Jan 01, 1970
Do You Have What it Takes to Own a Food Truck? | Career Crush
Do You Have What it Takes to Own a Food Truck? | Career Crush
Jan 01, 1970
Tsedal Neeley on Why We Need to Think of the Office as a Tool, with Very Specific Uses
Tsedal Neeley on Why We Need to Think of the Office as a Tool, with Very Specific Uses
Jan 01, 1970
Real Talk: Black Women on Balancing Pressure, Fatigue, and New Opportunities in Uncertain Times
Black women are often “the onlys” in their organizations, putting tremendous pressure on them in uncertain times, but also offering unique opportunities.
Jan 01, 1970