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Why Managers Play Favorites – and How They Can Change

While most good bosses try to be fair and balanced with their direct reports, it's only human to prefer the company and work styles of some team members over others, and employees are keenly aware of those preferences. They see favorites and non-favorites, ingroups and outgroups -- and when those divisions fester, they can destroy team culture and...

Tue Jun 18, 2024 19:56
Tech at Work: The Future of Spatial Computing

The Apple Vision Pro is the latest in a long line of trendy, expensive spatial computing headsets. (Remember Google Glass?) But the augmented reality and virtual reality features that these devices enable can have an impact beyond video games. Pioneering companies are using these immersive tools to train employees and to engage with consumers in digital...

Thu Jun 13, 2024 19:57
Yum! Brands’ Former CEO on Why You Should Never Stop Learning

After 15 years leading the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, David Novak wanted to help others become better leaders. He believes the key is to put learning at the center of everything you do, whether you’re an entry-level worker or a multinational executive. Novak outlines three main areas for learning: from your own life experiences,...

Tue Jun 11, 2024 16:44
Why You Need to Stress Test Your Strategies (and Tactics)

While many teams and organizations engage in scenario planning, most don't go far enough. Arjan Singh, consultant and adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University, says a more disciplined approach, borrowed from the military, can help leaders truly test how their strategies, operations, and tactics hold up against competitors, shifting market...

Tue Jun 4, 2024 16:17
Tech at Work: How to Get the Most out of Digital Collaboration Tools

Tools for collaborating online—email, instant messengers, videoconferencing apps, cloud storage, and so many others—have become the norm for most of us. But few leaders have taken the time to learn the best ways for their teams to use these ever-present tools. Tech at Work is a four-part special series from HBR IdeaCast. Join senior tech editors Juan...

Thu May 30, 2024 17:07
What Venture Capitalists Can Teach Companies About Decision-Making

Venture capital firms notoriously embrace risk and take big swings, hoping that one startup will become a monster hit that pays for many other failed investments. This VC approach scares established companies, but it shouldn’t. Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Ilya Strebulaev says that VC firms have proven best practices that all leaders...

Tue May 28, 2024 17:10

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